MinXus Mail Bag: Fluxus Panda from Moan Lisa (Iowa City, Iowa, USA)

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Mail-art by Moan Lisa (Iowa City, Iowa, USA)

As announced previously, we are currently in the process of documenting a larger collection of wonderful and sometimes unusual mail-art by Moan Lisa. The work posted here is a relatively recent acquisition that showcases, among other things of course, Moan’s outstanding stamp work. We have always been partial to the panda stamp shown above.

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This piece, we think, is an outstanding example of Mona Lisa’s visual poetry, which is constantly changing and evolving.  The underlying “found text” very likely references Moan Lisa’s psychiatric ward pieces done earlier this year. Characteristic of material from this era is the stamp or stencil overlays that achieve such nice textures.

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The envelope also exhibits some very fine stamping.

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As ever, many thanks to Moan Lisa. Documentation of our collection will continue.


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