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Mail Action (reprint) / P-Orridge, Genesis Breyer ; Burroughs WS ; Breakwell I., 2002

Identifier: CC-42237-44243

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Scope and Contents

The book mainly documents the indictment and trial of the author for sending five "indecent" postcards in the mail. It is reprinted from the 1976 edition; the back covers differ. The loose sheets consist of a biography and bibliography. The photograph depicts a visual poem related to Queen Elizabeth. The rubberstamp reads unsolicited pornography and is stored separately. -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.


  • Creation: 2002



0 See container summary (1 soft cover book + pages (offset) + object (rubberstamp) + color photograph + 7 plastic sleeves (sheets, both sides) (100 pages)) ; 28.7 x 20.7 x .8 cm (book) + 28 x 21.5 cm (photograph) +

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Physical Location

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Custodial History

The Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry, on loan from Ruth and Marvin A. Sackner and the Sackner Family Partnership.


Published: Toronto, Canada : Art Metropole. Signed by: Genesis P-Orridge (l.l.- photograph). Nationality of creator: British. General: About 25 total copies. About 19 number copy. General: Added by: CONV; updated by: MARVIN.

Repository Details

Part of the The Ruth and Marvin Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry Repository

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