Postcard Diaries – The Visual Works of Mark Mothersbaugh (of DEVO fame)

Jan 12, 2008 by

Saturday 6pm to 10pm
Postcard Diaries – The Visual Works of Mark Mothersbaugh (of DEVO fame)
Opening Reception: January 12th, 2008 6-10pm
with a live video conference with Mark Mothersbaugh from 8-9pm

l’art Noir New Orleans
4108 St. Claude Avenue (between Mazant and France)
New Orleans, LA 70117
Tel: 504.324.2489

During his downtime on early worldwide tours with DEVO, Mark Mothersbaugh began illustrating on postcards to send to his friends and family, which he still creates, and has been creating every day for over 30 years. It’s an obsessive habit/hobby, which still yields anywhere from one to a couple dozen new postcard-sized images per day.

Mark has archived nearly all the original postcard-sized works, filed neatly in spiral-bound folders at his home in Hollywood, CA. It is an astonishingly obsessive collection of private thoughts featuring Mark’s plethora of provoking and unusual imagery.

The 2008 Gallery Tour features high-resolution, limited edition prints of Mark’s works. Each original postcard diary sketch is scanned and altered especially for the tour, often with the addition of text, digital effects, photos, etc. each customized image is printed on quality archival Lysonic paper in a very limited edition (usually editions of 3-20, each embossed and signed by the artist.) Mark archives one of each print edition for his own archives, which further limits distribution of each postcard diary print.

While Mark will not be able to attend the show in person due to DEVO rehearsals in Los Angeles, l’art Noir will be conducting a live video conference with Mark during the opening reception.

One of the founding members of the St. Claude Arts District, l’art Noir’s opening reception will coincide with other St. Claude Arts District galleries, including Farrington-Smith Gallery and Barrister’s Gallery. The St. Claude Arts District holds openings the second Saturday of every month.

For more info and directions, please visit
St. Claude Arts’ District –