Thursday, March 11, 2010

Ab Ex Stamps

Today (March 11, 2010), the Postal Service will issue a 44–cent, Abstract Expressionists commemorative stamps.

In celebration of the abstract expressionist artists of the 20th Century, Art Director Ethel Kessler and noted Art Historian Jonathan Fineberg (Gutgsell Professor Art History, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign) selected ten paintings. Kessler used elements from Barnett Newman’s Achilles (1952) to frame the stamps.

Gotta get some!

1 comment:

Beth Tondreau said...

Gorgeous stamps. It's sort of ironic that for me, these days the ugly forever stamp trumps the purchase of gorgeous first class stamps (when I need to send things snail mail). That said, I'd buy these just for the stamps—and I'd certainly use these for that old-fashioned collector's item, the personal hand-written note.