Vancouver, BC: Image Bank, 1977. 49 postcards, including title card, in publisher's printed box. 4 x 6 inches. Some light rubbing to box, a few intermittent spots on cards. Item #408567
Michael Morris and Vincent Trasov (aka Mr. Peanut) founded Image Bank in 1969 as a method for personal exchange of information between artists through the use of the postal system. " Image Bank compiled and printed address and image requests lists that were sent to participants through the mail creating an open ended decentralized method of networking. The possibilities inherent in this kind of activity are limited only by the imagination so it is not hard to draw parallels between the pioneering work of the Image Bank and the later development of e-mail and the internet" (Morris/Trasov Archive).
The set includes a punctured and die-cut card by Gordon Matta-Clark. The remaining cards are by Vito Acconci, Mac Adams, Eleanor Antin, John Jack Baylin, Jeff Berner, G.A. Cavellini, James Collins, Diego Cortez and Katharina Sieverding, Coum Transmissions, Robin Lee Crutchfield, Robert Cumming, Dadaland, Peter Daglish, Lowell Darling, Jimmy DeSana, Mario Diacono, Robert Filliou, Hervé Fischer, Charles Henri Ford, General Idea, Geoffrey Hendricks, Dick Higgins, Davi Det Hompson, Victor Hugo, Peter Hujar, Ray Johnson, Allen Jones, Marcel Just, Alison Knowles, Richard Kostelanetz, Les Levine, Glenn Lewis, Sol LeWitt, Robert Mapplethorpe, Eric Metcalfe, Michael Morris, Hermann Nitsch, Footsy Nutzle, Tom Phillips, Yvonne Rainer, Clive Robertson, Ed Ruscha, Willoughby Sharp, Vincent Trasov a.k.a. Mr. Peanut, Ben Vautier, and Allan Zubick.