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Nemo Propheta in Patria by Guglielmo Achille Cavellini
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"Nemo Propheta in Patria" - a Latin saying that means "No-one is considered a prophet in their homeland". Cavellini explains:

"An old adage that still holds true. Like everything that's new and different, my "Self-historification" has amazed and disconcerted a great many people and here in Italy it's still discussed in an air of disbelief and scepticism whereas the reaction of the rest of the world, and most especially of the younger artists, has been nothing short of enthusiastic. They couldn't care less if I'm young or old, rich or poor, collector or artist, Italian or American. And they've shown their admiration by mailing me any number of homages to my "Self-historification". The following pages represent only a small part of the things that have been sent to me but I'm certain that the entirety of this material will sooner or later become a subject for serious study and examination."

Letters, collages, post-cards, fotos.. a great sampling of the mail art world as of the yr that I entered it: 1978. A time of incredibly fertile international networking, the time of such publications as the great "VILE" magazine from Anna Banana - who's also represented here along w/ such folks as Bill Gaglione & Jerry Dreva.

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July 8, 2008 – Shelved
July 8, 2008 – Shelved as: artists-books

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