Help Us Publish Klaus Postler's Art

$1,515 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 16 people in 25 months
Meghan Piercy
on behalf of Eileen Claveloux
 HOLYOKE, MA
Please help us publish "KLAUSLAND: The Life and Work of Klaus Postler"  and raise funds for the Klaus Postler Foundation. Klaus passed away unexpectedly on January 6, 2013. He was a highly gifted artist who shared much of his work across the globe as a vital member of the Mail Art movement. He lived and breathed art,  but didn't spend much energy in the process of self promotion. We wish to do that for him.

Klaus left behind a large volume of artworks which we feel compelled to share with the world, not only because we loved the man, but because his work is an important cultural contribution. We are publishing an introduction to his art and need to raise $10,000 to create the quality of book his work deserves.

Approximately $6500 will be needed to publish the book; shipping and advertising costs will cost approximately $500. All remaining funds will go towards the foundation we are starting in Klaus' name to help emerging artists--a long-time wish expressed by Klaus in his sketchbooks. Hampden Gallery at UMass Amherst holds a biennial Klaus Postler Memorial Exhibition. The foundation would like to give the chosen artists a stipend. The plan is to assist with scholarship money and grants to artists in the future.

There will be a book launch and exhibit of Klaus' work on Saturday, December 3rd at Paper City Arts, 80 Race Street, Holyoke, MA 01040, 6-9 pm.

UPDATE: It seems that Klaus has sprinkled a little fairy dust onto us and this endeavor. We ordered 100 books but the book publisher, in error, published 200 books--giving us a substantial discount on the second 200. So now we have a lot more books to sell and can sell them for a more affordable price of $50. To those of you who already bought books, please let us know if you would like money back. If not, extra funds will be put to very good use with the Klaus Postler Foundation.

Books can be purchased at the show or you can donate here to obtain one. $80 contributions o this gofundme fundraiser will give you the book along with $30 going toward the Klaus Postler Foundation. Contribute $50.00  and we will send you a first edition copy of "KLAUSLAND: The Life and Work of Klaus Postler," in early December.  

Thank you for helping us share Klaus Postler's art with the world.
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UPDATE: It seems that Klaus has sprinkled a little fairy dust onto us and this endeavor. We ordered 100 books but the book publisher, in error, published 200 books--giving us a substantial discount on the second 200. So now we have a lot more books to sell and can sell them for a more affordable price of $50. To those of you who already bought books, please let us know if you would like money back. If not, extra funds will be put to very good use with the Klaus Postler Foundation.
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The book is in! It just arrived today! Thank you so much to those who have already purchased a book and dontated to the Klaus Postler Foundation. For those of you who have yet to buy the book, we invite you to take a piece of our beloved friend home and keep his light shining in the warmth of your own home.
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Hope to see you Saturday, December 3rd at Paper City Arts, 80 Race Street, Holyoke, MA 01040, 6-9 pm.
Hanging the show...
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We hung the show today! It's a lovely venue. Looking forward to December 3rd! Here is Eileen standing next to the piece from which the cover of the book came.
This is a must see in person!
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Eileen Corbeil
10 months ago
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Janet Kight Porter
4 months ago

Back in 1975, Klaus (Michael) and I where a couple. We spent the spring and summer of 1975 travel through Europe. He was an amazing person to travel with, he had a knack for connecting easily with people as we traveled. I had my own private museum tour guide with Klaus by my side, opening my eyes to the art world. After our traveling we settled down in Brattleboro, Vermont and spent a couple years together.

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Eric & Teri Lis
11 months ago

Think of you often, Cousin!

EP
$125
Edward Postler
25 months ago

Surely do miss him

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Anonymous
25 months ago
$125
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25 months ago
KP
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Kerry Postler-Hermann
25 months ago

Miss you always

Eileen Corbeil
10 months ago
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