"Singapore Stamp Collection Orchid Series"Artists : Natasha Heidler & Richard Heeps
Date : 2018
Medium : C-Type - gloss photographic print
Signed and Numbered Certificate of Authenticity
Size in cm : 51x34cm | Price in SGD : 340$ (unframed)
Price including Black or White Frame with non-reflective glass : 500$
Size in cm : 58x38cm | Price in SGD : 570$ (unframed)
Price including Black or White Frame with non-reflective glass : 800$
Size in cm : 91x61cm | Price in SGD : 840$ (unframed)
Price including Black or White Frame with non-reflective glass : 1140$
Size in cm : 109x76cm | Price in SGD : 1870$ (unframed)
Price including Black or White Frame with non-reflective glass : 2240$
Singapore Stamp Collection Orchid Series. These historic postage stamps that make up the Heidler & Heeps Stamp Collection, Singapore Series 'Postcards from Afar' have been given a twenty-first century pop art lease of life. The fine detailed tapestry of the original small postage stamp has been brought to life, made unique by the franking stamp and Heidler & Heeps specialist darkroom process.
This artwork is a limited edition gloss photographic print, dry-mounted to aluminium, presented in a museum board white window mount and a choice of black or white box frame made professionally in SG. It is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity. Each stamp is a unique shape so the size may be slightly different to what is stated.
"Singapore Stamp Collection Orchid Series" by Heidler & Heeps
Following on from the hugely successful ‘Vinyl Collection’, Natasha Heidler & Richard 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.