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added 10 December 2000
derives its name from Arisztid Olt, the short-lived pseudonym used in Hungarian
films of 1917 by the actor born Béla Ferenc Dezsõ Blaskó,
later known as Bela Lugosi. A one-of-a-kind, painstakingly hand-crafted
piece of art, each OLTGASM is numbered and issued to select individuals
by mail. It will alter and enhance any decor, is ideal for
framing, simply pinning to a wall or propping on a mantle where it is sure
to be an item of conversation and envy at your every soireé, shindig
or hoot-nanny. Your heirloom-quality OLTGASM will serve you and generations
of your offspring well as a coaster or trivet. Make it into a brooch
or use as is for a handy and unique shoebox divider. Use it
to surf the net. Simply pop it in the microwave for a marvelous snack
the whole family is sure to enjoy.
It is here that I
must acknowledge the OLTGASM's debt to the inspiration provided by my good
friend and fellow artist Jon
Sarkin. A couple of years ago he began corresponding with me,
sending me his acclaimed mail-art Boltflashes. I responded in kind
and a rich dialogue ensued which I soon found reached beyond just the two
of us. I became obsessed with communicating via these nonsensical
visual missives and the OLTGASM was born. In two years I have created
nearly six hundred of them.
Enjoy this sampling.
want one? or
to OLTGASM Index Lobby
here to go to Chip's gallery of OLtgaSMs