Mail art by Lucky Pierre (Charleston, South Carolina, USA)
First, MinXus-Lynxus cannot let this hectic June pass without recognizing the birthday of mail art luminary and legend Richard Canard.
To help celebrate this event, Lucky Pierre (and others) orchestrated a postal celebration so widespread and so secretive that I am not sure – even after the fact of the public unveiling – how much I can safely disclose about the fascinating machinations of the event. Suffice it to say I am sharing this Canardian mailing from Lucky Pierre to document a mail art “happening” of note. I sincerely hope I have not unintentionally revealed any secrets from the weeks of preparation.
Richard Canard stamps by Cascadia Artpost (Olympia, Washington, USA) included in Lucky Pierre’s mailing.
Lucky Pierre also included some interesting asemic material:
My response is that this is great found material, really outstanding. Based on my understanding of asemics, I believe Lucky Pierre has invented a code here. A code is not asemic. An asemic text is essentially a code that can never be deciphered because, “There is no there there.” The great Guido Vermeulen and I once had a debate at IUOMA-Ning concerning asemics and codes. I recall Guido believed a code could be asemic, so my view is by no means an ultimate pronouncement.
Best wishes to Litter Richard and congratulations to Lucky Pierre and all the other artists who contributed to a great mail art event.