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  • ARTIST: Ben Shahn

  • MEDIUM: Serigraph printed in black and brown,

    DATE: 1968.

  • EDITION SIZE: Edition unspecified. Image size 22 1/4 x 18 3/4" (53.7 x 44.4 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. The satirical quotation is from "The Nature of Cultural Things" by Marvin Harris. <br><br>

  • ADDITIONAL INFO: There are 72 known impressions of this print according to Prescott. Unsigned.

  • CONDITION: Very good condition.

  • REFERENCE: Prescott #80.