Ben Shahn, ‘Pleiades’, 1960, Print, Screenprint in colors with gold leaf on Japanese paper, Heritage Auctions
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Ben Shahn

Pleiades, 1960

Screenprint in colors with gold leaf on Japanese paper
20 1/4 × 26 1/4 in
51.4 × 66.7 cm
Edition of 54
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Framed Dimensions 25 X 31 Inches

Condition Report: Moderate overall buckling; moderate light and …

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Ben Shahn
American, 1898–1969
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Named one of the “World’s Ten Best Artists” by then-popular Look magazine in 1948 and renowned for his anguished, searingly bold imagery, artist and activist Ben Shahn protested against social injustice and honored ordinary people in lithographs, paintings, photographs, and public murals. For Shahn, art was a powerful tool for sociopolitical commentary and for urging and effecting change. As he asserted: “If we are to have values, a spiritual life and a culture, these things must find the imagery and interpretations through the arts.”

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Condition Report: Moderate overall buckling; moderate light and time staining to the edges of the sheet; moderate hard creases through out the sheet; mild brittleness to the sheet. Floated and unglazed.

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Ben Shahn
American, 1898–1969
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Named one of the “World’s Ten Best Artists” by then-popular Look magazine in 1948 and renowned for his anguished, searingly bold imagery, artist and activist Ben Shahn protested against social injustice and honored ordinary people in lithographs, paintings, photographs, and public murals. For Shahn, art was a powerful tool for sociopolitical commentary and for urging and effecting change. As he asserted: “If we are to have values, a spiritual life and a culture, these things must find the imagery and interpretations through the arts.”

Ben Shahn

Pleiades, 1960

Screenprint in colors with gold leaf on Japanese paper
20 1/4 × 26 1/4 in
51.4 × 66.7 cm
Edition of 54
Bidding closed
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