"Human Relations Portfolio: Chaney, Goodman And Schwerner 1965"1965
Limited Edition Print : Screenprint in a Heavy Paper Portfolio
Size : 22x17 in | 56x43 cm
Edition : From the edition of 300REDUCEDWELL PRICED
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Hand SignedLower Left in Colored Pencil
Condition Other - There is a minor hole on the lower right of Schwerner; slight tear along lower left of Goodman; slight tear along upper right of Goodman
Purchased fromOther 1987
Story / Additional Info In a heavy paper portfolio with Shahn's signature reproduced on cover. Photoscreen print in black and umber. Signed: hand signed & plate signed. Printed page of text by Edwin Rosskam: "Chaney, Goodman & Schwerner". Numbers(numerator) match on all 3 prints.
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Ben Shahn - Lithuania
Art Brokerage: Ben Shahn Lithuanian-born American Artist: b. 1898-1969. Ben Shahn was a Lithuanian-born American artist. He is best known for his works of social realism, his left-wing political views, and his series of lectures published as The Shape of Content. He studied great European artists such as Henri Matisse, Raoul Dufy, Georges Rouault, Pablo Picasso and Paul Klee. Contemporaries who would make a profound impact on Shahn's work and career include artists Walker Evans, Diego Rivera and Jean Charlot. Shahn was dissatisfied with the work inspired by his travels, claiming that the pieces were unoriginal. Shahn eventually outgrew his pursuit of European modern art; he, instead, redirected his efforts toward a realist style which he used to contribute to social dialogue. The 23 gouache paintings of the trials of Sacco and Vanzetti communicated the political concerns of his time, rejecting academic prescriptions for subject matter. The Passion of Sacco and Vanzetti was exhibited in 1932 and received acclaim from both the public and critics. This series gave Shahn the confidence to cultivate his personal style, regardless of society's art standards.