After I had joined the certain mail art platform in February 2010, I became acquainted with some of the members there. Among them was Grigori Antonin, a man from Minneapolis. In summer 2010 he approached me with his his mail art call JEAN GENET 100 YEARS. I did participate and two of my collages were shown in the thin catalog published in the end of that year by the GREAT MIDWESTERN CORRESPUNDANCE SCHOOL PRESS:
A little later, must have been sometime in 2011, the administration of the certain mail art platform to my great surprise founded a group named ERNI BÄR FAN CLUB (EBFC). I repeat here again for all those eventually following the discussion from outside and not having understood yet: I NEITHER EVER ASKED FOR SUCH A GROUP NOR DID I FOUND IT!! Got it dear critizisers? But being in existence anyway I, of course, joined and for some years it became a very lively place of exchange for maybe a dozen active members though many more had joined.
By now Grigori Antonin had left the platform already. The reasons don’t have to be discussed here and now. But he used playing around with the term and sent things once in a while outing himsels as well as others as big fans:
But the absolute BEST came in 2013! On March 16th I received this package from Minneapolis: