Snail Mail is Decidedly High-Brow These Days

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Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Joan Mitchell and a whole clique of other Abstract Expressionist artists have returned from the grave to deliver your mail. "The individual stamps are gorgeous, but they also are presented together in a pane that is conceived as a work of art itself," said one Postal Service spokesman of the USPS's latest issue. "The stamps are different sizes and placed as if they were pieces hanging in a gallery." [Culture Monster/LAT]