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“A NEW AVENUE OF EXPRESSION OPENING UP”

SHAHN, Ben. Dreyfus Affair. Cincinnati, 1984. Limited first edition, number XXII of only 60 copies withheld from sale (450 total), a magnificent portfolio production with the first collected publication of Shahn’s 1930s Dreyfus prints—eight exhibition-size color lithographic prints en pochoir—printed on Grandes Arches handmade vergé paper, loose as issued in descriptive sleeves, with a book of essays, in the original box. $2600.

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"FREEDOM FIGHTER, STEELY VISIONARY, WISE PROPHET AND ELDER STATESMAN"

SHAHN, Ben. Frederick Douglass II. Washington, D.C. 1965.

Original large 1965 silkscreen print of Frederick Douglass, number 222 in a series of only 250 signed and numbered by artist Ben Shahn, based on an 1870 carte-de-visite photograph by George Schreiber likely taken when Douglass was in Philadelphia for a celebration of the 15th Amendment. Shahn, who used his art to express the "indestructibility of the spirit of man," here honors Douglass' lifelong command of his own portraits as a weapon in "one the great battles in American history—the battle between racist stereotypes and dignified self-possession." A beautiful print handsomely framed. $2600.

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"FREEDOM FIGHTER, STEELY VISIONARY, WISE PROPHET AND ELDER STATESMAN"

SHAHN, Ben. Frederick Douglass III. Washington, D.C. 1965.

Original large 1965 silkscreen print of Frederick Douglass, number 222 in a series of only 250 signed and numbered by artist Ben Shahn, based on a cabinet card photograph by Charles Milton Bell, whose 1881 portrait of Douglass became the "engraved frontispiece for a printing of Life and Times (1882)." Shahn, who used his art to express the "indestructibility of the spirit of man," here honors Douglass' lifelong command of his own portraits as a weapon in "one the great battles in American history—the battle between racist stereotypes and dignified self-possession." A beautiful print handsomely framed. $2600.

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"FREEDOM FIGHTER, STEELY VISIONARY, WISE PROPHET AND ELDER STATESMAN"

SHAHN, Ben. Frederick Douglass IV. Washington, D.C. 1965.

Original large 1965 silkscreen print of Frederick Douglass, number 222 in a series of only 250 signed and numbered by artist Ben Shahn, based on a cabinet card photograph taken the year before Douglass' death by studio photographer Dennis Bourdin in Boston, when Douglass was on a lecture trip with his grandson. Shahn, who used his art to express the "indestructibility of the spirit of man," here honors Douglass' lifelong command of his own portraits as a weapon in "one the great battles in American history—the battle between racist stereotypes and dignified self-possession." A beautiful print handsomely framed. $2600.

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ALPHABET OF CREATION SIGNED BY BEN SHAHN

SHAHN, Ben. Alphabet of Creation. New York, 1954.

Signed limited first edition of a legend from the Sefer Ha-Zohar, a foundational work of the Jewish Kabbalah, number 237 of only 500 copies signed by Shahn (total of 550), with over 40 illustrations from original drawings including his calligraphic images of the alphabet, in original slipcase. $750.

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