Title : MODERN ART SERIES (5th Issue)
Stamp Serial#
1573 
KPC#
C-1197 
MICHEL#
1597 
StanGib#
1876 
Scott#
1542 
Date of Issue
09/04/1989 
Quantity
3,000,000 
Denomination
80 won 
Design
A Street Stall, by Park Lae-hyun 
Designer
Chun Hee-han 
Image Area
33mm*49mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
Sheet of 10(5*2) 
Paper
White Unwatermarked
Print
Government Printing & Mint Agency of the Republic of korea 
Description
The Ministry of Communications, which has been issuing a series of modern art postage stamps featuring the masterpieces of Korean modern artists, who are not living today, issues the following four kinds of postage stamps as the fifth of the series :

1. A White Ox, by Lee Joong-sub.
Although the painter lived but a short life, during which he completely merged living and art into one entity, he, a legendary artistic genius in the Korean history of art, as well as a tragic hero whose failure to adjust himself to the reality of his life finally led him to give up his art. He left behind him a number of great works, most of them small pieces. His favorite objects for painting were human families, natural scenery, oxen and cows, and chickens.

2. A Street Stall, by Park Lae-hyun.
This picture, which won the Presidential Prize at the Fifth National Exhibition of Art, is a monumental piece of art in Korea's history of modern art, of color and black-and-white painting, for it was a new experimental piece deviating from the traditional Oriental painting, and in the artistic spirit.

3. A Little Girl, by Lee Bong-sang.
In this picture the painter shows a maximum amount of dynamism permissible, within the framework of representional painting, while making full use of the peculiar quality of oil painting. All the shades of color are harmoniously balanced with the red sweater, which is the focus of the picture.

4. An Autumn Scene, by Oh Ji-ho.
This is an autumn scene of a hill, once beautiful, but now ruined and desolated during the War. Blaming no one for the desolation, the artist depicted, with deep affection, the autumn that came from the ruins of war.