Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Antoinette's Stamp Collection

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports, "Mia Rosenthal, the lone Philadelphia-based artist, is showing two works from her series 'Antoinette's Stamp Collection,' each of which depicts compositions of British stamps drawn in ink and gouache in Rosenthal's typically whimsical style."

Mia writes,"My aunt was an avid stamp collector, she literally saved every stamp she got through the mail for over 50 years. When she died 2 years ago, her daughter lent me some stamps from her collection. It was never organized in any way, mostly grocery bags just filled with stamps. The drawings I made from the collection are a little memorial to her, and my way of finally organizing some of those stamps.'

Mia Rosenthal lives in South Philadelphia, PA, and teaches at the University of the Arts.

Shown above, Mia's "100 Queen Stamps."

To see more of  Antoinette's stamp collection', click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM