Lon Spiegelman

< < - - Back to List


Lon Spiegelman (1941-2002) was an American mail artist and networker who initiated the concept called “Money & mail-art don't mix” stating that mail-art is non-commercial art and so can’t be bought or sold. He also coined the term “N-tity” with American mail artist Carlo Pittore, a term that refers to the spirit of networking and founded Spiegelmism Post. He was guest editor of Umbrella in the 1980s, a magazine originally started and edited by Judith A. Hoffberg.



Spiegelman’s mailart rag. Los Angeles, Calif. : [Spiegelman, 1983-] - (Periodical)

The fence is always browner on the other side of the grass : a book of Dalinographs / photographic drawings presented by Lon Spiegelman. Los Angeles : Spiegelman, 1970.

The sayings of poor Lon. Los Angeles : Spiegelman, c1975. – Artist Book

Lee’s alphabet : born this 23rd day of September, 1977, Lee H. Michael Spiegelman. Los Angeles, Calif. : L. Spiegelman, c1977. – Artist Book

California dada. Los Angeles, Calif. : L. Spiegelman, [c1980]

Calendar 1981 [S.l. : s.n.], c1980. – Artist Book

Help catalog : International mail-art show. [Los Angeles, California : Otis Art Institute, 1980] (organizer of exhibition)

Target earth / exhibition at Double Rocking G Gallery, Los Angeles, California, organized by Lon Spiegelman and Neal Taylor. Los Angeles, Calif. : L. Spiegelman, c1982. – Exhibition Catalog

To Susan Share. Los Angeles, Calif. : L. Spiegelman, c1982.

Sources for obtaining more information about the artist:

The first international portfolio of artists’ photography : 1983. [New York, N.Y.] : J.P. Jacob/HYPE, 1984.

Held, John, Jr., “Mail Art and Lon Spiegelman Do Mix: A Memorial Tribute”, 2002. Accessed May 21st, 2005 http://www.angelfire.com/poetry/latoanvinh/Spiegelman_Tribute.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. 2, pp. 93-95.

Dates of death and birth from Ruud Janssen’s blog accessed on May 21st, 2005. http://iuoma.blogspot.com/2004_11_01_iuoma_archive.html

Top of Page -

Home | Our Collection
Mail Art Resources | Browse Collection | Acknowledgements