PAINTING TO BE CHOSEN FOR INTERNATIONAL STAMP BY THE UNO
The 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 millennium.
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
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
will join the circle of master artists like Vermeer, Leger,
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
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.