Put it in the Mail. Tucker Nichols Saves the Post Office.November 8th, 2012
HOW WE SAVED THE POST OFFICE MARKS LAUNCH BY SELLING PRINTS
OF BLUE SOCK PUPPET MONSTER
November 2012— How We Saved the Post Office announced today the launch of
its groundbreaking strategy for saving the US Postal Service.
How We Saved the Post Office is an art project designed to rescue the postal
system from bankruptcy by selling a limited edition screenprint by artist Tucker
Nichols. All proceeds go directly to buying postage for this and other mail art
projects. Excess proceeds are donated in the form of stamps to other small nonprofits.
Tucker Nichols is an artist who has been sending art through the mail for a long
time, and can’t bear to watch the Post Office die a slow death. Lacking the
required funds for a full bailout, How We Saved The Post Office is the best idea he
could come up with to keep the mail up and running. Selling mail-related art,
delivered by mail, to raise money for postage donated to worthy organizations, in
an effort to save the Post Office, seems like a win-win-win-win-win for everyone
except for people who don’t like getting mail.
More information on how it works here:
The project is the latest mail-related art project created by Tucker Nichols with
Dakin Hart, a curator based in New York City. Previous projects include
Anonymous Postcard, a suggestion box for the world:
Tucker Nichols has had recent solo shows at ZieherSmith Gallery in New York,
Gallery 16 in San Francisco, and the Kunstpanorama in Luzern, Switzerland. His
work has been featured at the Drawing Center in New York, Den Frie Museum in
Copenhagen, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the 2010 California
Biennial at the Orange County Museum of Art. His drawings have been published
in McSweeney’s, The Thing Quarterly, Nieves Books and the Op-Ed pages of The
New York Times. He lives near San Francisco.
HOW WE SAVED THE POST OFFICE