John Furnival Mail Art Collection
This collection relates primarily to John Furnival’s wide-ranging engagement with the international mail art movement, in which he was an active participant as artist, instigator, and curator. The underlying premise of Mail Art is that it “transmits directly from artist to artist, circumventing the usual channels of exposure like galleries, publishers” and other hierarchical organizations (Robin Crozier in Mail Art). In this fashion, the correspondence and mail art that comprise this collection attest to the rhizomatic collaborations and creative connections that underscored Furnival’s participation in this generative activity.
The collection has sold.