PAINTING TO BE CHOSEN FOR INTERNATIONAL STAMP BY THE UNO
United Nation Organization has just chosen the year 2001 as "The
International Year of Volunteers" and will issue a set of six stamps on
March 2001 for this memorable year, which is also the first year of the third
One of Vietnamese artists' paintings, Thanh Chuong, has been selected to be
printed in these special stamps. It is the painting attended an international
exhibition named "One heart, One world" hold at the UNO headquarter in
New Year on April 2000.
In the letter dated 24-10-2000 sent to Thanh Chuong, Mr. Anthont Foracre, the
head of the UNO Post, said: "In the exhibition, your works are highly
estimated, because the painting itself specially conform with the volunteers'
promises towards UNO and its agencies' efforts, we think that your paintings
would be very suitable for the purpose of the stamp."
The letter also added that Thanh Chuong, together with his painting chosen,
will join the circle of master artists like Vermeer, Leger, Henry Moore,
Salvador Dali, Pablo Picasso, Andrew Wyeth, Hans Ermi, Leroy Neiman and Romero
Britto, whose works had been selected for the UNO stamps.
Mr. Anthony Fourarce also added that the chosen stamps will be printed with a
slogan "Helping Hands, Loving Hearts" together with artist's name. The
UNO post is the only organization in the world that issues stamps in three
currencies as the US Dollars, the Swiss Franc and the Austrian Schilling.
The exhibition "One Hear, One World", was on show in Hanoi on August
2000. Starting from the idea by the Japanese Television, NHK, the organizer
invite 100 famous artists to illustrate 100 selected poems from 100 disables
from VN, USA, France, Japan, Australia, Brazin. Among them, Thanh Chuong's
painting illustration of the poem "Connect the Bridge" by Tran Quoc
Minh born in Hai Phong, North of VN, has been chosen for the stamp by the UNO.
Before receiving this great honour, The UHK also shoot a 60 minutes film
portraying Thanh Chuong as a gratefulness for his contribution towards Vietnam
as well as Asian Fine Art Scene.