With the launch of our new special stamp series, we are putting creators
of fine art from Liechtenstein in the spotlight and focusing on their
life's work. "Martin Frommelt b.1933" (face value: CHF 1.10) and "Georg
Malin b.1926" (face value: CHF 2.10) have both chosen one of their own
works of art as a motif to symbolise their work and themselves as
Georg Malin produced the "Wheel" in Balmoral granite in 1987, after its predecessor, the bronze wheel, was created in 1971 in a series of two, once for the Council of Europe in Strasbourg and once for the State Art Collection in Vaduz. The artist sees the wheel as a classical symbol of the eternal cycle of life, as a symbol of perpetual movement.
Martin Frommelt's five oversized books with 214 colour etchings entitled "Creation – Five Constellations on Creation" were produced between 1989 and 1999. They are rooted in the dialogue between natural science, philosophy and art history, whereby the painter attempts to unite matter and the transcendental. The maximum-sized cards matching the issue show the artists, who are known beyond the country's borders, in their studios.