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The USPS Is Making All of Our Ellsworth Kelly Dreams Come True

06.03.19 | By
The USPS Is Making All of Our Ellsworth Kelly Dreams Come True

Just over three years after his death, the U.S. Post Office honored American abstract artist Ellsworth Kelly on what would have been his 96th birthday with stamps that highlight ten works of art. Kelly’s career spanned over 70 years and during that time he honed a distinctive style that incorporated simple shapes and patterns, bright colors, and hard edges. While widely known for his abstract paintings, his work crossed multiple mediums, including sculpture and printmaking, and now, stamps.

The forever stamps come as a sheet of 20 that feature 10 of Kelly’s works with two of each design, including: “Yellow White” (1961), “Colors for a Large Wall” (1951), “Blue Red Rocker” (1963), “Spectrum I” (1953), South Ferry, (1956), “Blue Green” (1962), “Orange Red Relief for Delphine Seyrig” (1990), “Meschers”, (1951), “Red Blue” (1964), and “Gaza” (1956).

The stamps are available now for $11 per sheet via USPS.com.

Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.