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New York Times critic champions Simpsons stamps

Who’d have known that Roberta Smith was a Simpsons’ fan? The New York Times art critic recently went to the post office to mail some bills and ended up falling head-over-heels in love with the Postal Service’s Simpsons stamps. Smith describes the portrayals of the first family of animation as “a classic head shot against a little rectangular patch of electric color beaming forth with psychic and visual power.” Proclaiming that “They pop,” Smith lays out three reasons why these public portraits of Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie are cool, while referencing several contemporary American artists, including Matthew Barney and Richard Serra.