In current times, the society is told also through documents of various kinds, among which the official ones issued by the single Countries and their chancelleries. Numismatics and philately belong to this wide documental archive. Their evolution, their design, their printing celebrate important event in the Country that issued them and meaningful dates in its social, political and cultural tradition. From this reflection, Lunardi derived the necessity to define a controversial historical period through the emission of stamps which evoke striking phases of that moment. False stamps become documents of real events. The stamp becomes a fragment of the memory of the artist which is delivered to history through the farce of a document which has never been issued. The catalogue, then, becomes the “philatelic diary” of a citizen involved in a collective history which has sensibly changed his Country.
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