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Ben Shahn, the Lithuanian-born American painter, photographer, graphic artist is best known for his works of social realism, and his interest and involvement in politics. His vision included themes on modern urban life, labor, immigration and injustice, always with compassionate tone. He identified himself as a communicative artist, who challenged the esoteric pretensions of art, which he believed disconnect artists’ and their work from the public. As an alternative, he proposed an intimate and mutually beneficial relationship between artist and audience.

Description: Limited Edition, #7 of 150 printed copies. Hard bound in full parchment covered boards by Russell-Rutter, housed in paper-covered slipcase with printed label. Printed on Arches paper. Lithograph signed by Ben Shahn, laid-in as called for. Illustrated throughout with many drawings by Ben Shahn, many of which are full page, printed by offset lithography in ochre. A beautiful production produced at the Thistle Press. The work deals with the mind and body in myth and experience in vastly differing cultures. The first part is devoted to the heritage of the Western World, particularly Hebraic and Hellenistic traditions; the second ranges pre-Columbian America. Some minor wear to publishers slipcase, otherwise fine.

Bookseller Inventory # 39999


The Sorrows Of Priapus
Shahn, Ben & Dahlberg, Edward

Publisher: New Directions
Publication Date: 1957
Binding: Hard Bound
Book Condition:
Very Good
Signed by both Ben Shahn & Edward Dahlberg
First Edition, # 7 in a limited edition of 150


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