Pawel Petasz

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Bio:


Pawel Petasz is a Polish painter, collagist and visual poet. He has been an active force in international mail art since 1975 and is renowned in the mail art world for the creation of Commonpress magazine, a democratic, open forum founded in December 1977 which he coordinated until 1981. Based upon an international artistic co-operative practice of which each edition is edited, compiled and printed by a different Mail-artist, this was the start of a new art medium. He is also the founder of Atlantis Free Post.

Publications:

(most owned by MOMA)

10 theses. [S.l.] : Printed with Little Printer by P. Petasz, [1978] – Artist Book

Pages of contemplation. [S.l.] : Jqe Rubber Press, 1978. – Artist Book

Imitations. [S.l.] : Arriére-Garde, 1979. – Artist Book

Transparent self portrait. [Poland] : Arriére-Garde, [19]79. – Artist Book

Sealsale. Poland : P. Petasz, [1979] – Artist Book
Nedza: destitution [Poland]: Arriere-Garde, 1979. – Artist Book

Genuine hand-stamped amulets against unfortunate accidents. [S.l. : s.n., 198-?] – Artist Book

Rub international ... . No. 2-51. [Poland?] : Arriere-Garde, [1980?] – Artist Book

The magazine devoted to mail art in oblong envelopes ... Elblag : Arriére-Garde, [1980?]

Obsolete rubberstamps. vol. 3-6. [Poland?] : P. Petasz, 1980. – Artist Book

Art Forum International : the monthy magazine of mail and ephemeral art. Poland : Arriére-Garde, 1980. (editor) - Periodical

Basix ethix of rubber stamping and so. [Elblag, Poland] : P. Petasz, 1980. – Artist Book

Rubber condom. vol. 3. [Poland?] : Arrieregarde, 1980. – Artist Book

Showwindow : the instruction. [Poland] : Arriere-Garde, 1980. – Artist Book

To freedom. [Poland] : Arriere-Garde, 1980. – Artist Book

Bushmind. Poland : P. Petasz, [1980] – Artist Book

How to fly. vol. II : directions of motion. [Poland?] : Arriere-Garde, c1980. – Artist Book

Sehr romantic, bardzo romantic, sehr romamntyczne landscapes : computer drawings and collages. Buyers guide version 1.3. Elblag : P. Petasz, 1991.

Pawel Petasz, this is mail project, 1980-1990. Eeklo : De Media, [1991] – Exhibition Catalog

Sources for obtaining more information about the artist:


Held, John, Jr. The Sugar-Coated Bullets of Pawel Petasz http://www.mailartist.com/johnheldjr/PawelPatasz.html



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