Thursday, March 26, 2015

stamps: martín ramírez

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Although confined to psychiatric hospitals for more than 30 years, artist Martín Ramírez (1895-1963) produced more than 450 dynamic drawings and collages imbued with hypnotic power. Through the use of repeating lines and idiosyncratic motifs, Ramírez transcended his own situation to create a remarkable visualized world free from the constraints of borders and even, of time itself. 

The new sheet of 20 stamps will feature details from five of Ramírez's drawings. The first row highlights a floral detail from "Untitled (Horse and Rider with Trees)" from 1954. The second row showcases the central image of "Untitled (Man Riding Donkey)" from circa 1960-1963. The third row shows a detail from "Untitled (Trains on Inclined Tracks)" from circa 1960-1963. The fourth row showcases the central image of "Untitled (Deer)" from circa 1960-1963. And the fifth row features a detail from "Untitled (Tunnel with Cars and Buses)" from 1954.

The Martín Ramírez stamps will be issued as Forever® stamps.

You can read more about the Martín Ramírez stamps here.

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