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Commonpress No. 1, Arriére-Garde Edition
Author(s)/Editor(s): Petasz, Pawel
Publisher: Arriére-Garde Edition, Elbag, Poland
Date: December, 1977
Number of participants: 17

Document(s): Magazine
Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool, Lomholt
Available for research at Artpool: Magazine

Comment: On the copy at Artpool there is a sticker covering the Commonpress logo on the top of the cover page. Pawel Petasz writes about the usage of this “Surplus” sticker in his text Distribution of COMMONPRESS (in: Dziamski, Grzegorz (ed.): From Poetry to Poesy, Commonpress No. 4, Maximal Art Edition, Poznan, Poland, 1978) as follows: “As to the size of COMMONPRESS and the range of changes that may be introduced, 14x20 format is from now on considered to be obligatory size of COMMONPRESS. The form of the title should not be changed, too. No price should be put on the covers. Copies assigned for selling should be marked ‘surplus’ not participating in the system of distribution.”
Commonpress No. 2, What Is The Difference Between Open and Closed?
Author(s)/Editor(s): de Jonge, Ko
Publisher: Key Art Edition, Middenburg, The Netherlands
Date: March, 1978
Number of participants: 19

Document(s): Magazine
Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool
Available for research at Artpool: Magazine

Commonpress No. 3, Eroticism and Art
Author(s)/Editor(s): Below, Peter
Publisher: Mixed Media Edition, Kitzingen, Germany
Date: March, 1978
Number of participants: 56

Document(s): Call, Magazine
Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool, Lomholt
Available for research at Artpool: Magazine

Commonpress No. 4, From Poetry to Poesy
Author(s)/Editor(s): Dziamski, Grzegorz
Publisher: Maximal Art Edition, Poznan, Poland
Date: April, 1978
Number of participants: 39

Document(s): Magazine
Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool, Lomholt
Available for research at Artpool: Magazine

Bibliography: Dziamski, Grzegorz: Polish Files in the Lomholt Mail Art Archive, in: lomholtmailartarchive.dk
Commonpress No. 5, Box Boxing Boxers
Author(s)/Editor(s): Carrión, Ulises
Publisher: Amsterdam, The Netherlands,
Date: 1978
Number of participants: 34

Document(s): Magazine, Essay
Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool, Lomholt
Available for research at Artpool: Magazine

Bibliography: Meijden, Peter van der: BOX BOXING BOXERS. Mail Art Projects, Exhibitions and Archives, in: lomholtmailartarchive.dk
Commonpress No. 6, Ideas on Wheels
Author(s)/Editor(s): Carioca
Publisher: San Francisco, California, USA
Date: August, 1978
Number of participants: 20

Document(s): Magazine
Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool, Lomholt
Available for research at Artpool: Magazine

Commonpress No. 8, Positiv – Negativ
Author(s)/Editor(s): Brög, Hans – Thomas Grünfeld – Hermann Sturm
Publisher: Bergisch-Gladbach, West-Germany
Date: November, 1978
Number of participants: 24

Document(s): Magazine
Source(s) of the listed documents: Lomholt
Available for research at Artpool:

Commonpress No. 9, Speciale Italia
Author(s)/Editor(s): Spatola, Adriano – Giulia Niccolai
Publisher: Edizioni Geiger, Italy
Date: June, 1979
Number of participants: 39

Document(s): Magazine
Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool
Available for research at Artpool: Magazine

Commonpress No. 11, Diary Pages
Author(s)/Editor(s):
Publisher: Mt. Berry, Georgia, USA
Date: December, 1978
Number of participants:

Document(s): Magazine
Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool, Lomholt
Available for research at Artpool: Magazine
Commonpress No. 12, White Lies
Author(s)/Editor(s): Crozier, Robin
Publisher: Sunderland, England
Date: January, 1979
Number of participants:

Document(s): Magazine
Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool, Lomholt
Available for research at Artpool: Magazine
Commonpress No. 13, Can The Artist Help Survive?
Author(s)/Editor(s): Groh, Klaus
Publisher: Edewecht, Germany
Date: 1979
Number of participants:

Document(s): Magazine
Source(s) of the listed documents: Research Center, Visual Studies Workshop
Commonpress No. 14, Shoes - Go Anywhere You Please
Author(s)/Editor(s): Burch, Charlton
Publisher: Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
Date: September, 1979
Number of participants: ca. 52

Document(s): Magazine
Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool, Research Center, Visual Studies Workshop
Available for research at Artpool: Magazine
Commonpress No. 15, Selfportraits
Author(s)/Editor(s): Barneveld, Aart van
Publisher: Stempelplaats, Amsterdam, Holland
Date: 15 September – 12 October, 1979
Number of participants: 57

Document(s): Magazine
Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool, Collectie Gelderland
Available for research at Artpool: Magazine
Commonpress No. 18, Nudes on Stamps
Author(s)/Editor(s): Higgins III, E.F.
Publisher: Doo-Da Postage Works, New York, New York, USA
Date: August, 1979
Number of participants: 120

Document(s): Magazine
Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool
Available for research at Artpool: Magazine
Commonpress No. 19, Pigeons of Freedom
Author(s)/Editor(s): Marx Vigo, G. E.
Publisher: La Plata, Argentina
Date: June, 1979
Number of participants: 23

Document(s): Magazine
Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool, Lomholt
Available for research at Artpool: Magazine
Commonpress No. 22, You Can Know More Than You Can Tell
Author(s)/Editor(s): Durland, Steven
Publisher: Amherst, Massachusetts, USA
Date: 1979
Number of participants:

Document(s): Magazine
Source(s) of the listed documents: Research Center, Visual Studies Workshop
Available for research at Artpool:
Commonpress No. 23, Political Satire: Post Scriptum
Author(s)/Editor(s): Baroni, Vittore
Publisher: Forte dei Marmi Library, Forte Dei Marmi, Italy
Date: 1-16 September, 1979
Number of participants: 250

Document(s): Call, Magazine, Poster
Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool, Lomholt
Available for research at Artpool: Magazine
Commonpress No. 25, Ruins
Author(s)/Editor(s): Gilmor, Jean Ellen
Publisher: Cedar Rapids, USA
Date: January, 1980
Number of participants: ca. 60

Document(s): Magazine
Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool
Available for research at Artpool: Magazine
Commonpress No. 26, Zen and Art
Author(s)/Editor(s): Frangione, Nicola (ed.):
Publisher: Armadio e Officina, Monza, Italy,
Date: February, 1980
Number of participants:

Document(s): Magazine
Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool, Lomholt
Available for research at Artpool: Magazine
Commonpress No. 28, Drawing Activity
Author(s)/Editor(s): Wielgosz, Andrzej
Publisher: Poznan, Poland
Date: October, 1981
Number of participants:

Document(s): Invitation, Magazine, List of Participants (poster)
Source(s) of the listed documents: Held [Chuck Stake List], Lomholt, Petasz
Available for research at Artpool:
Commonpress No. 31, Meetings
Author(s)/Editor(s): Dijk, Pier van – Joseph R.
Publisher: Hengelo – Duiven, Netherlands
Date: May, 1981
Number of participants: 80, 20 countries

Document(s):
Source(s) of the listed documents:
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Commonpress No. 32, Künstlerische Arbeitsfelder. Areas of Artists’ Activity, exhibition
Author(s)/Editor(s): Wulle Konsumkunst (Gebhard Eirich)
Publisher: BBK-Gallery, Hahnentorburg, Cologne, West Germany, 7 March – 15 April, 1980; Künstlerhaus Hamburg, Germany
Date: 1980
Number of participants: 199, 16 countries

Document(s): Call, Magazine
Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool, Held [Jean Brown], Kretschmer
Available for research at Artpool: Magazine
Commonpress No. 33, Meanwhile
Author(s)/Editor(s): Butler, Russell
Publisher: Gurdon, Arkansas, USA
Date: 1980
Number of participants: 30

Document(s): Magazine
Source(s) of the listed documents:
Available for research at Artpool:
Commonpress No. 34, Habitat’s Range
Author(s)/Editor(s): Osewski, Wieslaw
Publisher: BWA + ZPAP – Galerie Wigry, Suwalki, Poland
Date: 1980
Number of participants:

Document(s): Magazine
Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool
Available for research at Artpool: Magazine
Commonpress No. 36, IDEA and Communication
Author(s)/Editor(s): Ruch, Günter
Publisher: Switzerland
Date: 1980
Number of participants: 120, 23 countries

Document(s): Magazine
Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool, Lomholt
Available for research at Artpool: Magazine
Commonpress No. 37, Things To Think About In SPACE
Author(s)/Editor(s): Lara, Mario
Publisher: San Diego, California, USA
Date: 1980
Number of participants:

Document(s): Call, Magazine (bw), Master copy (color)
Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool, Lomholt
Available for research at Artpool: Magazine, Master copy

"I would say the high point of my involvement was when I decided to do an edition of Commonpress. This was a publication series organized by Pawel Petasz in Poland (before the wall came down). I was able to get my first modest grant from the Fessenden Foundation to cover the costs of printing Commonpress-37” Lara, Mario: Mail Art Museings, November, 2010 artpool.hu

Commonpress No. 38, Save the Small Things
Author(s)/Editor(s): Anker, Michael Peter
Publisher: Berlin, Germany
Date: 31 December, 1980
Number of participants: 66

Document(s): Call, Magazine
Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool, Lomholt
Available for research at Artpool: Magazine
Commonpress No. 39, Homosexuality
Author(s)/Editor(s): MachArt, Cristoph
Publisher: Witten, Germany
Date: 1981
Number of participants: 138, 18 countries

Document(s): Call, Magazine
Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool, Held [Umbrella (September 1980)], Lomholt
Available for research at Artpool: Magazine
Commonpress No. 40, Museums
Author(s)/Editor(s): Geluwe, Johan van
Publisher: The Museum of the Museums, Internationaal Cultureel Centrum, Antwerpen, Belgium
Date: 17 January – 1 March, 1981
Number of participants:

Document(s): Call, Newsletter (ICC Bulletin), Flyers
Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool
Available for research at Artpool: Call, Flyers, References
Commonpress No. 42, Postal Regulations
Author(s)/Editor(s): Duquette, Michael
Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Canadada
Date: 1981, 1990
Number of participants:

Document(s): Artistampsheet, Magazine
Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool
Available for research at Artpool: Artistampsheet
Commonpress No. 44, Artists’ Body of Statements and/or Secrets
Author(s)/Editor(s): Erlij, Tania
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Date: 1982
Number of participants:

Document(s): Magazine (poster)
Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool
Available for research at Artpool: Magazine (poster)
Commonpress No. 46, Photoboothpicture. Automatenfotos
Author(s)/Editor(s): Schmidt, Angelika
Publisher: Stuttgart, Germany
Date: 1982
Number of participants:

Document(s): Call, Magazine
Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool, Lomholt
Available for research at Artpool: Call

Comment: “In Stuttgart, Angelika Schmidt was collecting the artwork for her upcoming photobooth issue of Common Press. I had the opportunity to get a sneak preview when I visited her. It should be another excellent book by Angelika. She has been a participant in the mail art network for several years now, and she has a very organized archive and record of this activity.” Llyod, Ginny: The Mail Art Community in Europe: a first hand view, in: Umbrella Magazine, Vol. 5, No. 1, January, 1982 [source]
Commonpress No. 47, Material Metamorphosis
Author(s)/Editor(s): Kid, Cracker Jack (Chuck Welch)
Publisher: Omaha, Nebraska, USA
Date: 1982
Number of participants:

Document(s): Magazine, Boxwork
Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool, Lomholt
Available for research at Artpool: Magazine, Boxwork
Commonpress No. 48, Selfexamination
Author(s)/Editor(s): Schmidt-Olsen, Carsten
Publisher: Kiregardsvej, Denmark
Date: 1985
Number of participants:

Document(s): Magazine
Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool, Lomholt
Available for research at Artpool: Magazine
Commonpress No. 51, Hungary
Author(s)/Editor(s): Galántai, György – Júlia Klaniczay (Artpool)
Publisher: Hungary Can Be Yours, Young Artists’ Club (FMK), Budapest, Hungary 27 January, 1984; Reconstruction of a Banned Exhibition, 9 – 21 December, 1989, Young Artists’ Club (FMK), Budapest, Hungary
Date: 1984; 1989
Number of participants: 110, 18 countries

Document(s): Magazine (1984/89), Invitation (1989)
Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool, Lomholt
Available for research at Artpool: Magazine, Photos, Works etc.
Commonpress No. 54, Language and Silence
Author(s)/Editor(s): Semah, Joseph
Publisher: Makkom, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Date: 1984
Number of participants:

Document(s): Magazine
Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool
Available for research at Artpool: Magazine
Commonpress No. 56, Born To Survive / Commonpress Retrospektive
Author(s)/Editor(s): Bleus, Guy
Publisher: Administration Center, Wellen, Belgium - Museum het Toreke, Tienen, Belgium
Date: 1984
Number of participants:

Document(s): Call [1] [2], Magazine (with micorfiche)
Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool, Held, Lomholt
Available for research at Artpool: Magazine
Commonpress No. 59, Why I Hate the World
Author(s)/Editor(s): Jupitter-Larsen, Gerald X.
Publisher: Vancouver, Canada
Date: 1982
Number of participants:

Document(s): Magazine
Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool
Available for research at Artpool: Magazine
Commonpress No. 100, Your Favorite Pornography
Author(s)/Editor(s): Jesch, Birger
Publisher: Volkmannsdorf, Germany, 1989; 3 – 25 March, Gallery Schwamm, Weimar, Germany, 1990; Halle, Germany, 1990
Date: 1989-1990
Number of participants:

Document(s): Magazine
Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool
Available for research at Artpool: Magazine

Comment: “The alternative gallery ‘Schwamm’ was the real good place for two Mail Art projects: ‘Favorite Pornography’ (Jesch, 89) + ‘Animals-as Which Do Your Feel’ (Wohlrab, 87) – which were shown under the exhibitions-title ‘The Animal In The Artist’.” Source: Jesch, Birger (ed.): Your Favorite Pornography, Commonpress No. 100, Birger Jesch, Volkmannsdorf, Germany, 1989, p. 8.
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