CULTURE.

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Ben Shahn

Artist's Biography

Culture.

Serigraph printed in black and brown, 1968.
Image size 22 1/4 x 18 3/4" (53.7 x 44.4 cm).
Very good condition.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 16177
Price: $450.00
Publisher :
"The elegantly gowned 'bird' in this print is wearing what appears to be a traditional scholar's rode adorned with an ermine-like collar. The line connecting the eyes suggests a pair of wire spectacles. The hands, always conveyors of Shahn's thoughts, are piously folded, quite befitting someone who is about to deliver a learned definition of culture." - Prescott. Signed with conte crayon upper left under orange-red chop. The satirical quotation is from "The Nature of Cultural Things" by Marvin Harris. There are 72 known impressions of this print according to Prescott. Unsigned. 20th Century Subjects

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