Niko Courtelis’s combines two or three small squares of paper achieving big effects. His heads remind us of the many postage stamps that depend on the authority of renowned individuals, presidents or kings and queens. If we cannot recognize the person in the upper right hand corner of the envelope we may wonder at how unstable the world of nations is, how ISIS, Scotland, Catalonia or Russia can suddenly form a country that will, we imagine, publish its own stamps.

See the book of Niko’s Philatelic Atrocities.

Others in the Gallery

Mary Jane Dean
Stuart Williams
For One Boston
Roy Arenella
Joan Farber
Daniel Aaron
Fulvio Testa
Porfirio DiDonna