Item ID: 8075 [The Stampa Newspaper]. Ulises CARRIÓN.

[The Stampa Newspaper].

Two large folded newsprint sheets [=8 pp.], [5] pp. rubber-stamped, rest blank. Illustrated with stamps pressed with red, blue, purple, brown, green, black, and yellow ink. [Amsterdam: Other Books and So Archive, 1980].

Rare Ulises Carrión stamp art project that was never fully realized.

“The objective of this mail project was the production of a rubber stamp tabloid. Carrión sent an invitation the size of a newspaper page (479 x 330 mm.). The contributor had to mail back the design for his rubber stamp (to be produced at the Posthumus BV Stempel Factory) together with the page indicating the place where his stamp should be printed, also indicating its color. For different reasons, the realization of the project turned into a nightmare for the editor: the subsidy for the printing costs was not granted and printing by hand took too much time, and, in the process, the participants asked for and got back their rubber stamps. So the newspaper was never published but the proof copy was exhibited at the Stempelplaats Gallery and documented in Rubber Vol. III, #7/8: Six Mail Art Projects.”– Ulises Carrión & The Big Monster, p. 115.

Near fine, inoffensive browning to the edges as is common with newsprint.

❧ Juan J. Agius, ed., Ulises Carrión & The Big Monster (2014), pp. 114-19 (pictured).

Price: $650.00

Item ID: 8075

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