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The Stamp Art and Postal History of Michael Thompson and Michael Hernandez De Luna

Thompson, Michael and Michael Hernandez de Luna

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ISBN 10: 0967757215 / ISBN 13: 9780967757216
Published by Bad Press Books, Chicago, 2000
Condition: Fine Soft cover
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2000, First Edition, Softcover, one of 5000 copies. 152 pp. Illustrated. A Fine, clean copy. This copy comes with some original promotional material for this book, including a letter of introduction, signed by Michael Hernandez de Luna. Also includes a March 2002 student newspaper from the Art Inst. of Chicago featuring the duos stamp work. Bookseller Inventory # 0075550

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Title: The Stamp Art and Postal History of Michael ...

Publisher: Bad Press Books, Chicago

Publication Date: 2000

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First edition.

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In this handsome and hilarious volume of knockoff postage stamps, artists Thompson and Hernandez de Luna have created a startling and unique work of art.

Since 1991, the artist-publishers of Bad Press Books’ clever and colorful collection have been creating fake stamps that are not only fine art, but have also been successfully sent through the mail—much to the chagrin of the U.S. Postal Service.

In their artistic venture, Thompson and Hernandez de Luna have turned philately on its head and, in the process, have been repeatedly warned to cease and desist by inspectors from the Post Office. But readers can enjoy the richly comic parodies and social commentary implicit in this renegade art without the danger of suffering any consequences.

Among the wide-ranging subjects included in this collection are politics, religion, sex and disasters. In their never-ending quest for the outrageous, they have created bogus stamps from a score of countries from Japan to South Africa, from India to Norway. Their art forms are splendid counterfeits of truly global proportions.

Their work has been shown in museums across the country and has also received the stamp of approval from the press.

About the Author:

MICHAEL THOMPSON was born in Chicago and raised in Connecticut. He was introduced to the notion of becoming an artist while serving as a VISTA volunteer in Massachusetts. He studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago but left before graduating to pursue his career in the Arts. He has since worked in a variety of fields, including printmaking, painting, sculpture and kite-making.

MICHAEL HERNANDEZ DE LUNA lives and works in Chicago as a working artist, curator and navigator. This is his second publication, the first being a collection of sex-based art entitled SEXTABLOS.

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