The Japanese-American artist’s wire sculptures have been likened to birds’ nests. Here’s a first look at some of the designs.
Andrew Wyeth’s melancholic paintings of rural American life will soon be available as postage stamps, released on the centennial of his birth.
The USPS is releasing a stamp to commemorate the coming solar eclipse. It manifests a luminous moon at the touch of a finger.
Blue chip, outsider artist Martin Ramirez was memorialized this past Thursday evening in Chelsea with the unveiling of a United States postage stamp.
On September 8, Finnish company Itella Posti will release stamps featuring the work of Tom of Finland. The postage honors his art’s “confident and proud homoeroticism,” as the Itella Posti proclaims, with two drawings from his prolific career selected for the September–October run.
You might assume that when a person or an image has made it onto a US postal stamp, it’s gained mainstream approbation. The stamp might even spread that acceptance and influence, making more people aware of the subject. I’m inclined to agree. But this morning Hyperallergic marketing associate Kara Romano discovered the hard way that even though the Abstract Expressionist got their own batch of stamps two and a half years, not everyone knows who they are. Not even some postal workers.
Today, in a ceremony at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, American artist Romare Bearden was honored with set of four “Forever” stamps issued by the US Postal Service.