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Evans (James) Mail Art Collection
2010.M.37  
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Description
The collection assembled by James Evans reflects his own involvement in the mail art movement from from 1970 to 1987, particularly in the 1980s. Included are approximately 280 mail art projects by American, European and Japanese artists, as well as related ephemera, correspondence and publications. A large portion of the collection is books, stamps, stickers, postcards, and manifestos by Guglielmo Achille Cavellini, the Italian mail artist who coined the term autostoricizzazione (self-historicization).
Background
American artist and mail art collector, James Evans worked at the J. Paul Getty Museum from the early 1980s until 1990, first as a preparator and then as Assistant Conservator in the Department of Photography.
Extent
2 Linear Feet (5 boxes, x flat-file folders)
Restrictions
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Availability
Open for use by qualified researchers.