Unique Postal Stamp Collage Art Now Available For Sale!
Due to the overwhelming response to Dr. Sher's art exhibit at the Shirley & Barton Weisman Delray Community Center recently, the artist has decided to make available to the public individual signed prints of his unique postage stamp art. These beautiful limited edition 18" x 24" matted full color and signed proofs of each piece of art are available for purchase direct from the artist. Only one Proof of each piece has been produced, so act now to get your choice of the subjects depicted in each piece of original art. If interested, please send an email to email@example.com.
Unique Exhibit of Postal Stamp Collage Art
The Delray Beach based Shirley & Barton Weisman Delray Community Center recently hosted a first-time exhibit featuring unique works of art by Delray Beach resident and retired dentist Dr. Leslie Sher. His early interest in mechanical drawing led to a career in dentistry in the Detroit area, from which he retired in 1988 after 35 years of practice. Dr. Sher, age 84, began to work creating works of art with stamps just within the past few years.
“Dr. Leslie Sher’s work is quite unique in its medium of brilliantly designed and executed compositions using cut up postage stamps,” said Ralph Papa, President of Boca Artists’ Guild, an auxiliary of The Boca Raton Museum of Art. “His compositions include famous people and places as well as children and pets.” The exhibit includes 22 of his collages, including depictions of Salvador Dali, Picasso, Van Gogh, Frank Lloyd Wright’s “Falling Water", the U.S. Capitol Building and the Statue of Liberty. Next to each original work is an enlarged signed proof enabling the viewer to clearly see the artwork and the artist’s intent.
A project of the Ruth Rales Jewish Family Service, the Weisman Center is located at 7091 W. Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, Florida 33446. The exhibit ran through the end of July 2013.
US Forever Stamps are Now Really Forever Stamps!
Recently, the United States Postal Service (“USPS”) announced an important new policy regarding the First Class stamps used to mail one ounce letters. From now on, all new one ounce First Class stamps will be “Forever Stamps.”
In other words, no matter how much you pay for them today, these stamps will always be worth whatever the one-ounce letter rate is in the future. Currently, the one-ounce rate is 46 cents, but even if it rises to $1 in the future, today’s Forever Stamps may still be used for the complete 1st class rate.
Artist Wilmer Wilson's Live Postal Art Collage
Artist Wilmer Wilson IV used his body for a canvas, covering himself with postage stamps for his public showing entitled "Henry "Box" Brown: Forever". The live show took place in Washington, D.C., where curious onlookers stopped to ask about the reason for the unusual display.
Mr. Wilson intended to create discussion about slavery, using the story of Henry "Box" Brown,a 19th-century Virginia slave who mailed himself from Virginia to Pennsylvania in an attempt to evade slavery. Wilmer Wilson IV