Following on from the hugely successful ‘Vinyl Collection’, Heidler & Heeps have collaborated again, drawing from the childhood past time of stamp collecting. Their unique darkroom process, like an x-ray, reveals the detailed make up of the stamp, which is not possible to see in the physical object. Nearly all take the appearance of a woven tapestry, intricate patterns and artworks from the 19th & 20th Century, are brought to life to be appreciated in the present day. And with the practice of stamp collecting enjoyed by todays older generation when they were children, the exotic imagery takes you to a far off land in a time when overseas travel was limited, the post marks make a physical connection with unknown people around the world. The collection is a documentary of history, dated postmarks connect the images to a time unimaginable and with these artworks you can carry on the British Psyche of ‘collecting’ building your own Heidler & Heeps Stamp Collection, with the pieces that speak to you. Interestingly you will notice the imperfections and some of the writing and numbers in reverse and colours quite different to an actual stamp, in stamp collecting that is what makes a stamp valuable, small runs made with errors, but I’m sure you will agree that is what makes them all the more intriguingly beautiful.
38x38cm £65 : Framed £115 (edition of 50) // 40x45cm £100 : Framed £150 (edition of 25) 65x75cm £300 : Framed £395 (edition of 25) // 85x96cm £445 : Framed £595 (edition of 25) 95x115cm £1,095 : Framed £1,295 (edition of 10)
N.B. Due to the inconsistent shapes of the original postage stamps sizes noted are approximate only except the 38x38cm size. Price and size noted includes a white window mount and the print is dry-mounted to aluminium to protect it.
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We also have a “Frameless” edition under Liquid Gloss Resin as seen below. These can be made to a requested size in an edition of 6. The ones below are 125cm wide and cost £1950. We can work with you to mount it to your style, maybe as a panel, or on wood.
Heidler & Heeps the Notaphilists
This is the third collaborative collection by Natasha Heidler & Richard Heeps, of 20th Century artefacts, following on from the 2014 Vinyl Collection & 2015 Stamp Collection. Today we physically see less of money as it becomes increasingly virtualised. In this unique dark room process it has been magnified to appreciate the art and the beauty of the money. The artists have created intense colours, which take our imagination beyond the surface value of the object. The approach and presentation reminds us of artefacts preserved in a museum leading us to look closer at day-to-day objects.
500 156x76cm £1,295 Framed // 10 Cents 125cmx76cm £995 Framed (both edition of 10)
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