02 June 2020
SEPAC — Artwork From The State Collection
Date Of Issue: 02. June 2020
Designers: Matt Mullican, USA
Stamp format: 41.667 x 41.667 mm
Perforation: 12 x 123⁄4
Sheet format: 208 x 146 mm
Print: 4-colour offset CMYK Gutenberg AG, Schaan
Paper: Special stamp paper white 110 g/m2, gummed
A work by American artist Matt Mullican from the Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein adorns Liechtenstein’s SEPAC stamp this year. The association of thirteen small postal operators in Europe issues stamps on common themes every year. This year the stamps are works of art from state collections. The original “Untitled (Indian Banner: World)” (face value: CHF 1.50) from 1982 is a printed cotton banner measuring over two by two metres. It shows a stylised globe in a red frame.
The Kunstmuseum collection houses several works by the artist, who was born in California in 1951. Life and death, living space and society as well as perception of the world are themes that Matt Mullican uses to reflect his experience of the world. In order to create a system of order and explain social structures and phenomena, he has created his own, very individual cosmology, which he translates into drawings, pictogram collections and imaginary urban structures, and whose central motifs run through his entire oeuvre. In doing so, colours, forms, signs and models create his system of visual symbols.