Sequential series of 6 individual numbered and folded leaves depicting the gradual negative effects of television and mass media on a group of people through thought bubbles. Illustrated. Tall irregular 8vo. Printed wrpps., contents loose as issued. N.p. (La Plata, Argentina?) (Edgardo Antonio Vigo) 1972. Edgardo Antonio Vigo was one of the preeminent pioneers of mail art in South America, and the founder of the movement in Argentina. He was an editor of avant-garde magazines, a poet, a printmaker, a performance artist, a creator of Neo-Dada objects, and a professor. His mail art activities began in the mid-1960s, when he started sending "mathematical poems" to the French poet Julien Blaine and his friends. Before long, he was interacting with artists in the United States, the Eastern Bloc countries, Japan, and the rest of Latin America. He kept up these contacts through the publication of two journals, Diagonal Cero and Hexágono, the latter of which took in contributions from mail artists around the world. An important and extremely scarce publication; as of January 2016, WorldCat does not locate a single holding of this title anywhere in the world. (Vanessa K. Davidson, "Mail Art as "A Necessary Necessity": Edgardo Antonio Vigo's Writings, 1975-1981, Post: Notes on Modern & Contemporary Art Around the Globe, Museum of Modern Art, April 29, 2014.). (Inventory #: 48410)
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