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Gaglione, Picasso, 1943-

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1943-

Biography

William Gaglione, born in New York City in 1943, became an influential leader of the mail art movement during the 1960s. From that point he took an active role in the New York Correspondence School, along with his friend Ray Johnson, where he created his coded name "Dadaland." Long before the general public was aware of the artistic possibilities, mail artists were using rubber stamps to decorate their envelopes, finding abstract applications, and developing techniques. Rubber stamp art became an important genre within mail art, along with publications, postage stamps, photocopy, and audio cassette trade, and began to generate its own shows, magazines, and conventions. From being a contributor in the movement, Gaglione's position was to publicize the up and coming genre by utilizing the publications, shows, magazines, and audio cassettes.

 

Gaglione left New York and moved to California during the 1970s, where he founded his first company dedicated to mail art, Stamp Francisco. While living in San Francisco, he befriended other mail artists, including Darlene Domel, who he later married, and Anna "Banana" Lee. During this time, he contributed to artistamp, which is the art form of a postage stamp, but not meant to be considered real. Additionally, it was with Anna Banana that Gaglione developed Vile Magazine, which gave the opportunity for mail artists to publish their art and other publications. As Gaglione became more empowered with the mail art movement, he was known as a pioneer and developed the name "Picasso" Gaglione for all of the techniques he created.

 

During the 1990s, Gaglione focused his attention on the fine art of rubber stamping and his role as curator for the Stamp Art Gallery in San Francisco. Currently, Gaglione resides in Chicago with Darlene Domel. He owns a company, Stampland, which consists of fine art rubber stamps that he sells.

Found in 138 Collections and/or Records:

7 PaintingS / Gaglione, Bill (aka Picasso Gaglione)., 2009

 Item
Identifier: CC-51566-72665
Scope and Contents

The paintings have a glossy black surface interrupted by occasional marks. -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 2009

[According to Man Ray...] / Bill Gaglione, aka Picasso Gaglione; M Duchamp; M Ray., 2011

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Identifier: CC-52910-74049
Scope and Contents

The rubberstamp reads as follows: According to Man Ray Lydie became so annoyed by Duchamps stayng up very late to study chess problems that one night after he had finally gone to sleep she got up and glued the chess pieces to the board.The card states that Duchamp married Lydia Levasso on June 7, 1927 and divorced on January 25,1928. -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 2011

[According to Man Ray...] / Bill Gaglione, aka Picasso Gaglione; M Duchamp; M Ray., 2011

 Item
Identifier: CC-52910-74049
Scope and Contents

The rubberstamp reads as follows: According to Man Ray Lydie became so annoyed by Duchamps stayng up very late to study chess problems that one night after he had finally gone to sleep she got up and glued the chess pieces to the board.The card states that Duchamp married Lydia Levasso on June 7, 1927 and divorced on January 25,1928. -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 2011

All My Rubberstamps (in no particular order) / Baroni, Vittore ; Gaglione B., 2010

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Identifier: CC-52368-73491
Scope and Contents

This edition was designed and produced by Picasso Gaglione. The rubberstamp image included all of Baroni's rubberstamps on one page. The book depicts reproductions of multiple rubberstampings to the pages. -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 2010

Belgium Fluxus / Luce Fierens; B Gaglione; J Held jr; K Friedman; B Allen; R Johnson., 1997 - 1999

 Item
Identifier: CC-39895-41862
Scope and Contents

The concept and design were done by Picasso Gaglione and the text by John Held Jr. The latter wrote, "The three rubberstamps in this boxed set are an ongoing tribute to the influence of Fluxus and its spirit of collaboration among international cultural workers." -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 1997 - 1999

Belgium Fluxus / Luce Fierens; B Gaglione; J Held jr; K Friedman; B Allen; R Johnson., 1997 - 1999

 Item
Identifier: CC-39895-41862
Scope and Contents

The concept and design were done by Picasso Gaglione and the text by John Held Jr. The latter wrote, "The three rubberstamps in this boxed set are an ongoing tribute to the influence of Fluxus and its spirit of collaboration among international cultural workers." -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 1997 - 1999

Beuys + Duchamp = Une Paire de Chaises / Bill Gaglione; Darlene Gaglione; j.f. chapelle., 2013

 Item
Identifier: CC-58476-10001696
Scope and Contents

In this work, Gaglione uses the name Picasso Gaglione. -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 2013

Beuys + Duchamp = Une Paire de Chaises / Bill Gaglione; Darlene Gaglione; j.f. chapelle., 2013

 Item
Identifier: CC-58476-10001696
Scope and Contents

In this work, Gaglione uses the name Picasso Gaglione. -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 2013

Beuys + Duchamp + Une Paire De Chaises / j.f. chapelle; B Gaglione; D Gaglione., 2013

 Item
Identifier: CC-58201-10001455
Scope and Contents

The letter by Gaglione invites the Sackners to attend FLUXFEST in Chicago during February. -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 2013

Beuys + Duchamp + Une Paire De Chaises / j.f. chapelle; B Gaglione; D Gaglione., 2013

 Item
Identifier: CC-58201-10001455
Scope and Contents

The letter by Gaglione invites the Sackners to attend FLUXFEST in Chicago during February. -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 2013