To commemorate the first exhibition of XXth century Russian Art in the United Arab Emirates, Art Russe has produced a bespoke stamp sheet.

The customised stamp sheet is an individual landscape sheet of paintings from Art Russe’s exhibition in Abu Dhabi: Art Russe Collection of 20th Century Russian and Soviet Art: War and Peace, alongside 20 First Class UK stamps. The design of this block features elements of the key works that will be displayed in the Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi from October 7th until December 10th.

The paintings include some of the most recognised images of the XXth century Russian art: Alexander Laktionov’s “Letter from the Front” and Fyodor Reshetnikov’s “Low Marks Again”, Tatiana Yablonskaya’s images of harvesting, Nicolai Fechin’s “Daisies”, Nicholas Roerich’s “And We Do Not Fear”, and others.

The sheet is independently produced and published by London-based Unicorn Press Ltd. The total limited issue will consist of 300 individually numbered sheets.

The exhibition of Russian and Soviet XXth century art is being held under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al-Nahayan, Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development. The show will feature over 120 works, with a wide range of styles reflecting different stages of the development of Russia’s artistic tradition over the past century. The goal of the exhibition is to introduce visitors to artists who are iconic to millions of Soviet citizens, but until recently were largely unknown outside the Soviet Union. The artworks also illustrate different aspects of life in XXth century Russia: from the legacy of war and revolution to themes such as peace, family and work. Because of the universal significance of the chosen themes, the exhibition is accessible to a wide audience, including those who have not previously viewed Russian art.