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Culture. [red text].

  • ARTIST: Ben Shahn

  • MEDIUM: Serigraph in black with red calligraphy,

    DATE: 1968.

  • EDITION SIZE: Unspecified edition. Sheet size 26 1/2 x 20 1/2" (68 x 53.2 cm).

  • DESCRIPTION: "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.

  • ADDITIONAL INFO: Signed with conte crayon and red chop.

  • CONDITION: Very good condition.