Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Tiziana Baracchi - 1952 to 2018

Another artistamp maker leaves us.

I met Tiziana through the mail, especially over books we each produced and shared interests in artistamps, never in person, but she was a good friend to many FLUXUS artists.

"Some history: Tiziana Baracchi was born in Venice, Italy in 1952. She received her MD and worked as an anaesthesiologist in a hospital. In 1978 she met Giancarlo Da Lio, a critic of art. Together they founded ITINERARI 80, an artistic Movimento born to spread art and poetry everywhere, in the philosophy of the Alternative Art Space in the beginning of the 80s. She became active in the Mail Art Network in 1985. In 1989 THE TREE of POETRY was born and THE BEATLES forever Mail Art project, the BLUE and CAR Mail Art projects were started as well (ended in the nineties), and POSTCARD 10X15, ARTISTAMPS, ARTISTBOOK. In 1996 she signed the Manifesto of IPERSPAZIALISMO. Tiziana Baracchi and Giancarlo Da Lio founded the Ambasciata di Venezia, a real embassy of a virtual land and a new Mail Art project. She was invited to the Biennal of Venice in 2003 and 2005 and to London in 2004 and 2006. She died on May 7th, 2018 suddenly due to a heartattack. May she be remembered and rest in peace."

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Monday, September 18, 2017

Rosbak Perforator For Sale

Anna Banana ran out of her supply of the dry-gummed paper she's used to produce her full color, perforated International Art Post (IAP) editions. A case-lot purchase is required, which would provide enough paper to keep her producing stamps well into her 80's. While she loves the product, the work/time involved in producing these editions takes her away from her creative work, and her ongoing search to find a home for her 45+ year archive of mail art works, publications and catalogues. 

In order to facilitate those objectives, something's got to give. At this time, it's her production of International Art Post artistamps.

We are saddened by this news! 

But artists, you can benefit from this. She is offering a once in a lifetime opportunity to acquire her 1917, Rosbak rotary pin-hole perforator:
  • It's(electric) motorized; works like a hot damn    
  • The base is cast iron, and working parts (perf wheels & shaft) are steel = HEAVY 
  •  The feed table (shown in photo) and receiving tray on other side both fold down for storage or shipping
Ideal for the artistamp maker who wants to produce stamp-like, perforated editions as a business, create projects, make a variety of artistamps.

Contact her at <a_banana@uniserve.com> or (604)885-7156 or write her at:

Banana Productions, 3747 Hwy. 101, Roberts Creek, BC, Canada V0N 2W2

Asking $2,000 or best offer plus shipping (you arrange transport with shipper of choice).

Editor note: Sometimes you can get a good rate with freight shippers listed online.

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