Heidler & Heeps, ‘1864 Hamburg (Multi-Colour Mosaic)’, 2015, Bleach Box
Heidler & Heeps, ‘1864 Hamburg (Multi-Colour Mosaic)’, 2015, Bleach Box

Following on from the hugely successful ‘Vinyl Collection’, Heidler & 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.

Price listed includes a photographic silver gelatin print, drymounted to aluminium, a white window mount and black or white box frame. Can be requested unframed.

Series: Heidler & Heeps Stamp Collection

Signature: Signed and Edition of Verso, accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.

Image rights: Heidler & Heeps / Bleach Box

Created for the Affordable Art Fair Hamburg 2015, this series was a hit and went on to exhibit at the Goodwin Gallery Hamburg.

About Heidler & Heeps

South African and British, 1981 and 1965, Johannesburg, South Africa and Cambridge, United Kingdon, based in Cambridge, United Kingdom

Solo Shows

2016
United Photo Industries, 
Brooklyn, NY, United States,
Photoville - Heidler & Heeps Vinyl Store