4140 Manchester
Saint Louis, Missouri 63110

"During his downtime on early worldwide tours with DEVO, Mark Mothersbaugh began illustrating on postcards to send to his friends, which he still creates, and has been creating every day for over 30 years. It's an obsessive habit/hobby which still yields anywhere from one to a couple dozen new postcard-sized images per day. The cards were originally created as his personal diaries,and were never intended for public viewing. That all changed when Mark decided to share his postcard works in his critically acclaimed solo shows during the 1980's & 1990's, and again with his worldwide 2003 Homefront Invasion! gallery tour. Mark has archived nearly all the original postcard-sized works, filed neatly in spiral-bound folders at his home in Hollywood, CA. It is an astonishingly obsessive collection of private thoughts featuring Mark?s plethora of provoking & unusual imagery. The 2005 Gallery Tour features high-resolution, limited edition digital prints of Mark's works. Each original postcard diary sketch is scanned and altered especially for the tour, often with the addition of text, digital effects, photos, etc. Each customized image is printed on quality archival Lysonic paper in a very limited edition (usually editions of 3-20, each embossed and signed by the artist). Mark achives one of each print edition for his own archives,which further limits distribution of each postcard diary print.

Added by bk on December 1, 2005

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