Family Group - Assembling a Myth.

By: Marx, Graciela Gutierrez .

Price: $2,500.00

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8 photocopy leaves, paged 15 to 22 bound with string and candle wax, through 3 punch holes to folding board, illustrated and stamped on all sides, with extended string and more candle wax junctures. Inside, a six panel fold-out in a collage of illustrations, text; photographs, hand stamps with some sections pasted down. With Mamblanca mailing envelope, one side covered in postal stamps, ticket, etc. Addressee on label is Tourism Show on Travel, HELLER ART GALLERY, 304 Eshleman Hall, U. C. Berkeley, (etc.)

The Argentine Graciela Gutiérrez Marx is one of the foremost Latin American exponents of mail art (a practice that involved sending small-scale art using the postal service). Born in La Plata in 1945, she graduated in 1967 with a degree in education and sculpture from the Escuela Superior de Bellas Artes, Universidad Nacional de La Plata. In the late 1960s Gutiérrez Marx exhibited her work at the Galería Lirolay in Buenos Aires and won several prizes for her rusted-metal sculptures. Through her friendship with Edgardo Antonio Vigo (1928–1997), with whom she would later work, she became interested in mail art. This piece doesn't seem to compare, at least in terms of leaves cited (56), with the closest item I can find on WorldCat: Los codices marginales de MaMaBLAnCa 1, the marginal codices of MaMaBLAnCa 1 : grupo familia, reconstruccio´n del mito; family group, assembling a myth. The citation only described "in portfolio."

Title: Family Group - Assembling a Myth.

Author Name: Marx, Graciela Gutierrez .

Categories: The Richard Zybert Collection,

Publisher: Argentina, (Mamablanca): (1980)

Binding: Hard Cover

Seller ID: 9105