E.F. Higgins III (b.1949) is an American mail artist, painter, printmaker and artistamp creator active mainly in New York City who got involved in the movement in 1974. He created his own zip code (10000), an extremely difficult task, and named it Doo-Da Post, a name that came from a line in a Stephen Foster song “Camptown Races” and connotes to him a happiness at working. Higgins works mainly with portraits (and self-portraits) in a medium format made specifically to reduce with the help of a color copier (the Xerox 6500 to be exact) for artistamps.
Edward Higgins : recent sculpture : Richard Feigen Gallery, Chicago, November 17, 1964 - January 2, 1965 ; Milwaukee Art Center, January 5 - January 31, 1965., Ill. : Richard Feigen Gallery, [1965?] – Exhibition Catalog
Art work : the creation & subsequent use of an individual zip code recognized by the U.S. Post Office. [New York, N.Y.] : E.F. Higgins, c1978.
Commonpress #18. 1979 – Periodical
The Office. [New York, N.Y.? : s.n., 1980?]
“Artist Stamps” World Art Post, Artpool, Budapest, 1982, pp. 5. Also online at http://www.artpool.hu/Artistamp/Higginse.html#hig - Article
Sources for obtaining more information about the artist:
Janssen, Ruud. Mail-interview with E.F. Higgins-III (U.S.A.). Tilburg, Holland : TAM Publications, 1996. http://jas.faximum.com//library/tam/tam_38a.htm
Perneczky, Geza. Network Atlas: World and Publications by the People of the First Network. Soft Geometry, Cologne. http://www.c3.hu/~perneczky/atlas.html (updated April 2003). Vol. 1, pp. 190-191.
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