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Ben Shahn, ‘Senate Hearing, Lafollette and Thomas’, 1937, Debra Force Fine Art
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Ben Shahn

Senate Hearing, Lafollette and Thomas, 1937

Watercolor and gouache on board
16 3/4 × 29 1/2 in
42.5 × 74.9 cm
$50,000 - 75,000
Location
New York
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Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper
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Signed Ben Shahn, upper right
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, ‘Senate Hearing, Lafollette and Thomas’, 1937, Debra Force Fine Art
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About the work
Exhibition history
Provenance
Medium
Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper
Signature
Signed Ben Shahn, upper right
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

Senate Hearing, Lafollette and Thomas, 1937

Watercolor and gouache on board
16 3/4 × 29 1/2 in
42.5 × 74.9 cm
$50,000 - 75,000
Location
New York
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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