Ben Shahn, ‘Pleiades (Prescott 42)’, 1960, Print, Hand-colored color screenprint, on Japan paper, Doyle
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Ben Shahn

Pleiades (Prescott 42), 1960

Hand-colored color screenprint, on Japan paper
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Signed in red ink, from the edition of approximately 54, with full margins, framed.

18.125 x 24.5 …

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Signed in red ink
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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Signed in red ink, from the edition of approximately 54, with full margins, framed.

18.125 x 24.5 inches; 460 x 622 mm.

Sheet 20.375 x 26.5 inches; 518 x673 mm.

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Signature
Signed in red ink
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 (Prescott 42), 1960

Hand-colored color screenprint, on Japan paper
Bidding closed
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