A fascinating stamp of the Bulgarian Postmaster to honor the Spanish painter Salvador Dalí. The stamp with the Dalí-Bust by Arno Breker.
Sofia (bpb) The Government of Bulgaria has published a stamp to honor the Spanish painter Salvador Dalí on the occasion of his 100th birthday in 2004. The stamp shows the great bust of the surrealist, created by his friend Arno Breker. In this way both artists are united and go in form of stamps around the world.
Only one mistake happened to the Bulgarian Postmaster. He did not ask for the copyright before publishing the bust. The www.museum-arno-breker.org has requested the Bulgarian government, to settle this matter.
"It is not good for the image of president Georgi Parvanov and Prime Minister Simeon Saxe-Coburg Gotha (since July 24, 2001), if the government authorities do not respect international copyright regulations", said Joe F. Bodenstein, speaker of the European Art Foundation (EKS).
The European Union Commissioner on Enlargement, Guenther Verheugen, should talk about this important problem the next time he meets with Foreign Minister Solomon Passy in Brussels. Bulgaria cannot become a member of the European Union, if it does not adhere to the EU rights standards.
EKS requested the Bulgarian Ambassador in Germany, Nikolai Apostoloff, to bring the case to the attention of Bulgarian Government, and settle the matter as soon as possible.
Copyright 2004 West-Art, Prometheus 92/2004