Skip to main content

Mail art

Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Scope Note: Works produced by artists, often in post card format, specifically when intended to be mailed to other artists or to be displayed in an exhibition; may be unique works or multiples.

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

David J. Thompson postcard collection

Identifier: Modern-MS-ThompsonDJ

Collection of approximately 1,400 postcards sent by David J. Thompson to Kaveh Akbar. The cards document Thompson's travels throughout the United States, primarily through the South and Midwest, and in Europe. Thompson, a photographer, poet, and former teacher, also includes some of his own photography on the front of the cards in addition to the correspondence on the back.

Dates: 2012-2018

Julie Bynum Mailart postcard collection

Identifier: Modern-MS-Bynum

Collection of 96 mixed-media postcards constructed using scrap paper, fabric, and other embellishments as part of the Mailart 365 project.

Dates: 2009-2014

Lars Luick Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Luick

Artistic output of Lars Luick, a Chicago photographer and collage / postal artist. This collection of his work includes photographs of Balanchine's funeral, the Boitsov Classical Ballet Company, and the Dance Theatre of Harlem. Also includes works of art and collages, notebooks of ideas and inspirations, decorated mixtape cassettes, and mail art.

Dates: 1964-2008