Ben Shahn, ‘The Alphabet Of Creation’, 1954, Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper, Ink on the colophon, Doyle
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Ben Shahn

The Alphabet Of Creation, 1954

Ink on the colophon
Edition of 550
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New York: Spiral Press/Pantheon, [1954]. Marked as a review copy (in ink on the colophon) from the …

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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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New York: Spiral Press/Pantheon, [1954]. Marked as a review copy (in ink on the colophon) from the edition of 550 copies signed by Shahn. Original linen with central panel of red stamped in gilt, in original card slipcase. 10 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches (27 x 17 cm); illustrated.

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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

The Alphabet Of Creation, 1954

Ink on the colophon
Edition of 550
Bidding closed
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