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Artists’ Postcards has some refreshing ideas about promoting art. One of its many goals is to make distinguished contemporary works so widely available that anyone can afford them. This accomplishment will secure an audience for the works of living artists and further establish postcards as an art form.

A.Z.

The Boston Phoenix

February 7, 1978

Swan

Bill Sullivan

Swan

Sweet Dream

Carl Anthony

Sweet Dream

Lip Service

Carl Wald

Lip Service

Bazelon, Doors

Cecile Gray

Bazelon, Doors

Regine and Christine

Chris von Wangenheim

Regine and Christine

I miss you Heather

Costantino Nivola

I miss you Heather

Swimming Pool, Fire Island

David Hockney

Swimming Pool, Fire Island

Snowflake on turning forty

Dick Higgins

Snowflake on turning forty

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The most impressive thing about this Artists’ Postcards mini-group show [at the Cooper - Hewitt Museum] is…the extraordinary care which as been given to their reproduction. Each card is a miniature edition in its own right. Art institutions and patrons often speak of this sort of enlightened grass roots approach to art, but few would venture the fidelity, respect, and dollars with which Joan Davidson and her colleagues have mounted this enterprise. The exhibition demonstrates that we long no more for souvenirs of emotion, remembrance of lost times, and cheap versions of safe art, but for souvenirs of spaces lost to us — the perished spaces of the mind and heart. The most evocative image in the show comes close to stating that regret. In a double-image flicker card, Michael Langenstein has merged the World Trade Center, the Pyramids, and the post-Romantic moon in a landscape of great desolation. Now, that’s a postcard.

Dale McConathy.

Skyline, The Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies

November, 1978

Homage to Puvis de Chavannes

Duane Michals

Homage to Puvis de Chavannes

The Conference on Values Takes a Break

Edward Koren

The Conference on Values Takes a Break

Birthday

Fanny Brennan

Birthday

Because it´s all gesture and nobody ever talked in words

Frances Butler

Because it´s all gesture and nobody ever talked in words

No Nukes Everlasting, Amen

Franz Carl Nicolay

No Nukes Everlasting, Amen

Electric Chair, Greenhaven Correctional

Fred W. McDarrah

Electric Chair, Greenhaven Correctional

24 Phases

George Griffin

24 Phases

Rail

Hugh Kepets

Rail I

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We are grateful of its invention and cheer.

The New York Times

1977

Peony

Jane Freilicher

Peony

Adam´s First Words to Eve

John Furnival

Adam´s First Words to Eve

Poet´s Silhouette

Jonathan Williams

Poet´s Silhouette

Celebration

John M. Johansen

Celebration

Couple

Joseph Goldyne

Couple

Wish You Were Her

Joseph Szilva

Wish You Were Her

Family Fantasy, Chatham

Katharine Nuckols Gilbert

Family Fantasy, Chatham

Two running people with dog

Leah Feldon

... many shall run to and fro...

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Distinguished contemporary art for the price of a candy bar? How could that be? It’s true says Artists’ Postcards, which has been proving the point since last November with a limited edition of 39 4” X 6” mini - pictures that sell for 25¢ each.

Craft Horizons

The American Craft Council, 1978.

Heartless

Lella and Massimo Vignelli

Heartless

Star in red green

Lella and Massimo Vignelli

Star

Pyramids, Egypt, 1951

Louis I. Kahn

Pyramids, Egypt, 1951

The Atalanta Building New York City

Lynda Caspe

The Atalanta Building New York City

Manuel Casimiro

Oedipe expliquant l´enigme

Dancing woman in black dress

Martha Graham

From the Notebooks

Anemones, Red Tablecloth, and Window

Neil Blaine

Anemones, Red Tablecloth, and Window

Images of chimneys

Norman B. Colp

My View from P.S.1 (a flip-book)

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As small but significant art objects, these postcards reflect the changing standards, values, and attitudes of the art world. They display the continually evolving and advancing mediums and technical formats available to artists and the increasing variety, diversity, and sophistication of this popular art form.

Barnard Bulletin

November 8, 1978

Remarks

Pat Adams

Remarks

Abstraction

Raymond Saunders

XO

Bob´s Universal Life Church of Poetry Art

Robert J. Cuneo

Rev. Bob´s Universal Life Church of Poetry Art

Gybsy sniffing lion

Robert MacMillan

Sniffing Gypsy

Muscular torso

Robert Mapplethorpe

Torso

Waitin´ and Wantin´

Stephanie Brody Lederman

Waitin´ and Wantin´

A Face in the city

Tom Prassis

A Face in the city ( Ear-go Sum)

Man drying his hair

Tom Wolfe

Great Moments in Broadcast Journalism the Pre-show Dry-blow

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It is interesting to note how successfully each work is translated from its original state into the postcard format…The nicest thing is to be able to walk away from the exhibition with a pack of reproductions held tightly in your hand. Then you can share the enjoyment with a friend by sending your favorite postcard.

Nina Ffrench-Frazier

ARTnews

1978

Maple Tree, Western Massachusetts

Tom Zetterstrom

Maple Tree, Western Massachusetts

Five candys

Wayne Thiebaud

Five Candy Treats

Dark Horizon

Wendell Barry Stevens

Dark Horizon

Garden for Black Tears

William Copley

Garden for Black Tears