United States Postal Services Debuts “Modern Art in America” Forever® Stamp Collection

Modern Art in America 1913-1931 is a 2013 Forever stamp collection from the USPS.
Modern Art in America 1913-1931 is a 2013 Forever stamp collection from the USPS.

Iconic modern artworks by the likes of Duchamp, Davis, Demuth and Dove will become the latest Forever® stamp collection offered by the United States Postal Services.

"Modern Art in America" is the 2013 collection picked to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the groundbreaking 1913 Armory Show in New York, the first exhibition to introduce modern art to American audiences on a large scale.

Twelve works, dating from 1913 to 1931, will be reproduced on a sheet of adhesive Forever stamps which are always equal in value to the current First-Class Mail one-ounce rate. The collection will be available in early 2013.

Included are Stuart Davis’s House and Street, Charles Demuth’s I Saw the Figure 5 in Gold, Aaron Douglas’s The Prodigal Son, Arthur Dove’s Fog Horns, Marcel Duchamp’s Nude Descending a Staircase, No. 2, Marsden Hartley’s Painting, Number 5, John Marin’s Sunset, Maine Coast, Georgia O’Keeffe’s Black Mesa Landscape, New Mexico/Out Back of Marie’s II, Man Ray’s Noire et Blanche, Charles Sheeler’s American Landscape, Joseph Stella’s Brooklyn Bridge, and Gerald Murphy’s Razor.

 

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