Pawel Petasz

Santas Ortodox: MAIL ART, 1986


228 x 315 mm. A mixed media collage work; rubber stamped, and hand-painted, addressed to Ginny Lloyd, San Francisco – from Petasz, Poland. The artist asks the receiver to ‘reorganise the ingenuity of assembled below materials into surprise junk mail message to Pawel Petasz…’ Printed on the verso is a secondary statement from the artist: ‘All 1980-86 fruits of this mail art project are lost stolen by unknown artists in broad Nov.26 daylight burglary into the trunk of my car parked by mere accident in front of the territorial management of postal service in the city of Bydgoszcz’.