Famous paintings on stamps to commemorate opening of Singapore's National Gallery

SingPost's commemorative stamp set will be issued when the National Gallery Singapore officially opens on Nov 24, 2015.
SingPost's commemorative stamp set will be issued when the National Gallery Singapore officially opens on Nov 24, 2015.PHOTO: SINGPOST

SINGAPORE -Most of us may not be able to afford a famous painting, but miniature works of art - on stamps - will be made available by Singapore Post Limited (SingPost) when the National Gallery Singapore officially opens to the public on Tuesday ( Nov 24).

 

SingPost will be issuing a commemorative stamp set featuring four artworks by renowned artists from Singapore and South-east Asia.

The paintings are:

* Drying Salted Fish by Cheong Soo Pieng, a pioneer modern artists from Singapore;

* Pagodas II, Pago-Pago Series by Latiff Mohidin, Malaysia's most celebrated visual artist and poet;

* National Language Class by Chua Mia Tee, a leading realist painter known for his paintings of vanishing Singapore streetscapes; and

* Wounded Lion by Raden Saleh, a pioneering Indonesian Romantic painter.

The stamps will be in denominations of $1.30 each.

 

There will be a pre-cancelled First Day Cover affixed with stamps ($6.30), a presentation pack ($7.35) and a first-day cover without stamps (35 cents).