Modern Art Comes to America Again: New Stamp Sheet Now Available

ModernArt-Forever-Pane-BGv1We are very excited to announce the release today of the Modern Art in America stamp sheet.

The sheet features masterpieces created by a dozen artists between 1912 and 1931: Stuart Davis, Charles Demuth, Aaron Douglas, Arthur Dove, Marcel Duchamp, Marsden Hartley, John Marin, Gerald Murphy, Georgia O’Keeffe, Man Ray, Charles Sheeler, and Joseph Stella. Working in various styles, these artists experimented with just about anything new and different.

The Modern Art in America Forever® stamps were released this morning in a ceremony at The Armory Show in New York City. They are available now online and in Post Offices around the country. (Forever stamps are always equal in value to the current First-Class Mail® one-ounce rate.)

Are you inspired yet?

Art © Estate of Stuart Davis/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY. Art © Estate of Honoria Murphy Donnelly/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY. Art © Heirs of Aaron Douglas/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY. Art © Man Ray Trust/ARS/ADAGP 2012. Art © 2012 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris/Succession Marcel Duchamp. Black Mesa Landscape, New Mexico/Out Back of Marie’s II, 1930 © Georgia O’Keeffe Museum. Art © 2011 Estate of John Marin/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Art © The Estate of Arthur G. Dove/Terry Dintenfass, Inc.

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