Breasts and old German banknotes

A pocket of powerful stuff: An art historian would call this mail art piece an assemblage, that is two or three dimentional collages made of found objects, but that would not make a good headline. The German artist Friedrich Winnes (1949-2005) apparently made it and/or had it in his pocket. We don’t know, all we know is that the piece was sent from Winnes in East Germany to Mogens Otto Nielsen in Denmark, where it became a part of the Pocket Museum. This is one of many examples of the correspondence between mail artists in East and West (it isn’t the only piece with breasts or banknotes either).

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