Jim Linderman blog about surface, wear, form and authenticity in self-taught art, outsider art, antique american folk art, antiques and photography.
Yes, yes! When you find out the reason let us know because I need to have some easily at hand excuse to give people when they find me sitting on the floor surrounded by my collection. If I can say I'm in good company maybe family members will actually talk to me at Thanksgiving.
I collect them because they're inexpensive.
Oh, I tried that. Just got stares. I need for relatives to believe that it's loftier than collecting lint, which is even cheaper. Seriously, once I get them past the stare and I whip out some of the really good ones they usually stop rolling their eyes. This series of vans they'd enjoy and would spark discussions about "the old days."
i posted a lengthy-ish piece on his collecting and the book on airforms a month or so ago. it's an incredible book, containing some of the articles he wrote about collecting and postcards. i'm sure you will dig it.
Thanks...and yes indeed. I received it yesterday. I'd collect any postcard sent to me by Diane Arbus too! It's an interesting book. I wonder why there are no real photos in his collection...not widely enough distributed?