Nemo Propheta in Patria — Mail Art

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Published by Edizioni Nuovi Strumenti, Brescia, 1978. 4to ion wraps as issued. Around 75 pages, very richly illustrated. Minor edgewear else fine. Complete with laid-in letter

1st printing.


Documentation of a mail art exhibition that took place in Guglielmo Achille Cavellini’s apartment with the participation of Genesis P-Orridge,  Angelika Schmidt, Ben Vautier, Wolf Vostell, Anna Banana among many others

Born in 1914, Guglielmo Achille Cavellini was an Italian whose work as both a collector and as an artist defies classification. GAC, the acronym and his initials that he used often in his artworks, began his first artistic explorations as a window dresser and sign painter for his parents thriving department store in Brecia. In the late 40s and 50s, he started amassing an impressive collection of abstract art and then into the 60s, GAC began concentrating on his own artworks which spanned such movements as Neo-Dada, Performance Art and Mail Art. In the 70s GAC began his period of autostoricizzazione (self-historicization) through a series of self-produced books, performances, festivals, portraits, novelty items, and voluminous correspondence where he creates a false history of his life and work

1st edition

Nemo Propheta in Patria — Mail Art