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Dead Letter Funeral mail art project series

Gary Lee-Nova (Creator)
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Scope & Content

Series consists of "Dead Letters" sent as replies for contributions to The Dead Letter Funeral, and returned invitations/self-addressed envelopes. Project contributors include: Ken Freidman, General Idea, Northwest Mounted Valise, Vincent Trasov, and many others. Includes handwritten and typed letters, prints, drawings, collages, and photocopies.

The Dead Letter Funeral was a mail art project initiated by Gary Lee-Nova under his pseudonym, Art Rat, and in conjunction with the New York Corres-Sponge Dance School of Vancouver. Letters were sent out to the correspondence network with which Lee-Nova was involved, and notified members that "On the 21st of September, 1972 The New York Corres-Sponge Dance School of Vancouver will be holding a Funeral for all the letters in the Dead Letter Offices." Contributions for the funeral were requested from the network.

Physical Description

Physical Extent
8 cm of textual records and graphic material
Material Type
Textual record, Graphic material

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