MinXus Mail Bag: Wholism from Richard Canard (Carbondale, Illinois, USA)

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Mail-art by Richard Canard (Carbondale, Illinois, USA)

Mink Ranch regular Richard Canard (have we mentioned before he was part of Ray Johnson’s NY Correspondance School?) sent this lovely, distressed, faux portraiture that remains true to his (often) PopArt aesthetic and use of found material (usually close to the breakfast table we gather).

Richard did not invent Trashpo, but he certainly has had a hand in shaping it. Maybe it is just the result of his preference for cereal, but we sometimes wonder if the numerous “Whole Grain” references in the art he sends us might be a nod to the MinXus-Lynxus preoccupation with holes: Holism, hology, Not Hi Ng’s nothings, etc. Richard is capable of being that thoughtful.

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We have not received any communication from Richard since our unleashing of the Fake Richard Canard Series. We trust he understood that those pieces are an homage to his talent and accomplishments.


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