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US Postal Service Releases Vibrant Ellsworth Kelly Stamp Collection

Hyperallergic – The stamps feature tiny reproductions of ten paintings by Kelly, one of America’s great 20th-century abstractionists. ” The US Postal Service is releasing a new collection of stamps honoring Ellsworth Kelly, one of America’s great 20th-century abstractionists, who died at age 92 in 2015. Kelly, who worked as a designer of camouflage patterns while in the Army, was known for his vibrant, hard-edged color fields. “I’m not a geometric artist,” he once insisted, despite his frequent use of crisp geometric shapes. “Geometry is moribund. I want a lilt and joy to art. My forms are geometric, but they don’t interact in a geometric sense. They’re just forms that exist everywhere, even if you don’t see them.” [These stamps are beautiful – please take a look]

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