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  • ARTIST: Ben Shahn

  • MEDIUM: Serigraph in black with sepia calligraphy,

    DATE: 1966.

  • EDITION SIZE: Edition unspecified; 132 known. Image size 20 3/8 x 16" (51.8 x 41.8 cm).

  • DESCRIPTION: "Three human and three beast heads merge in this print into one complex image representing the three ages of man. The quotation, printed in Hebrew calligraphy, is from Ecclesiastes 11:9: 'Rejoice, O young man, in thy youth; : and let thy heart cheer thee in the days : of thy youth, : and walk in the ways of thine heart, : and in the sight of thine eyes: : but know thou, that for all these things : God will bring thee into judgement. " - Prescott

  • ADDITIONAL INFO: Signed in black conte crayon upper left below red-orange chop.

  • CONDITION: Good to fair condition. Smudging along paper edges.

  • REFERENCE: "The Complete Graphic Works of Ben Shahn." Kenneth W. Prescott #68.