Carlo Pittore


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Carlo Pittore is an American mail artist inspired to join the international mail art scene by Bern Porter in 1978. La Galleria dell’Occhio (1980-1987), Pittore’s East Village window gallery exhibited more than a thousand mail artists in group and solo shows. He produced a zine entitled ME (1980) and coined the word “N-tity” with Lon Spiegelman which refers to the spirit of networking. “Carlo Pittore has been aiding and abetting fellow artists for the past 30 years. In 1975 he helped found the Union of Maine Visual Artists, which successfully lobbied for the Percent for Art program which puts art in our public spaces. Since the 1970’s Carlo has been major domo of the yurt community on Merrymeeting Farm in Bowdoinham, where scores of young artists have found cheap lodgings and a convivial place to make art. Carlo has hired and trained figure models, and hosted weekly drawing sessions at his studio since the early 80’s”


The man with an egg [S.l.] : Pittore, c1983.

Sources for obtaining more information about the artist:

Jannsen, Ruud. Mail-Interview with Carlo Pittore. 1995.



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