The most recent stamp issued by Latvijas Pasts in the series Modern Artists and dedicated to the creative work of Dainis Pundurs, winner of the first place at the 1st Latvia International Ceramics Biennale – Martinsons Award Exhibition, will be presented at Mark Rothko Art Centre in Daugavpils. The first day cancellation of the stamp is scheduled to take place at Rothko Centre, 3 Mihaila Street from 11 AM to 6 PM on the 18th of August 2017, and the presentation of the stamp will be held at 2 PM.
The print run of the stamp is 100,000 copies, and its face value is €1.49, which corresponds to the cost of sending a regular Class B letter to any country of the world or sending a registered Class A letter within Latvia. The release of the stamp is accompanied by the issue of a special cover with a print run of 1,500 copies. The new philatelic releases have been designed by the artist Ģirts Grīva.
D.Pundurs (1965), whose works are featured in the stamp, is a faculty member and associated professor at the Department of Ceramics of the Art Academy of Latvia.
In July 2016 Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre held the 1st Latvia International Ceramics Biennale where one of the key events was the contest exhibition Martinsons Award in memory of the Latvian ceramics artist Pēteris Martinsons (1931–2013) who is better known internationally. It brought together more than 100 ceramic works by artists from all over the world, and D.Pundurs was awarded the first place.
The stamp and the cover dedicated to the works of D.Pundurs in the series Modern Artists can be viewed here.
The next philatelic release is scheduled for the 8th of September 2017.
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