Thomas Arthur Schaefer
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Wednesday, January 05, 2005

Kutzbach - Newman - Weiss - York

I decided today to add 4 new people to my correspondence list for 2005.

Kutzbach - New York
Newman - Georgia
Weiss - Florida
York - Michigan

I won't be sending them the same bulk of mail that I've been sending Barker to begin with. More than likely I'll start off by sending them each something once a week and probably based on a set theme and standard. I'll start it that way and if any of the new people start to send lots of corr. back, I will up the proportion of corr. to meet their response. I figure Newman will be the only one to really do this, since it was him that I started doing correspondences with back in 2002 — Media Mail.


NEWMAN - MEDIA MAIL 00A: WE'RE GLAD YOU ARE HERE (12.26.01)


SCHAEFER - MEDIA MAIL 00B: WE LOVE TO SEE YOU SMILE (01.02.02)

Unfortunately that project started getting too technical in terms of the works and the time invested into each piece was taking away from the purity of the correspondence. We ended the project shortly after I got laid off, but I'm sure he'll be excited to get evolved with something of this sort again. I remember it was always an idea of his to simply send small format art (postcard) instead of the bulky works the Media Mail series was becoming. Maybe Newman and I can start the Thomas Sullivan Magnum III Fan Club or even the Jonathan Quayle Higgins III Fan Club.



Weiss will be an interesting correspondence... I'm sure most of the work he'll send will feature the pretty women he's so fond of photographing. He's been wanting to do work with me for a while, I remember discussing it in NYC when he still lived there. But as with most of my friends, I return phone calls not as often as I should and he probably thinks I've died. Maybe I'll send him initially some correspondences that are similar to the On Karwara 'I'm still alive' telegrams. I think it'll be a pleasant surprise for him to start receiving correspondences of this sort.

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