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BEN SHAHN (1898-1969). STOP H BOMB TESTS. 1960. 46x29

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BEN SHAHN (1898-1969). STOP H BOMB TESTS. 1960. 46x29
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BEN SHAHN (1898-1969) STOP H BOMB TESTS. 1960.
46x29 inches, 116x75 cm.
Condition A-: slight darkening in bottom margin and lower left corner; creases in image; hand-numbered 23/128 in pencil. Silkscreen. Paper.
In 1962, Shahn was a founding member of Graphic Artists for SANE (Committee for a SANE Nuclear Policy). He created this limited edition silkscreen "for a fundraising effort in a campaign advocating control of nuclear bomb tests" (Prescott p. 140). "The frightening devil mask suggests the evil consequences of hydrogen bomb tests. The red 'STOP,' overprinted on the black mask, acts as a barrier between the viewer and the mask, visually suggesting that the evil can be averted" (ibid). Prescott 171, Clash of Ideologies p. 144.
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BEN SHAHN (1898-1969). STOP H BOMB TESTS. 1960. 46x29

Estimate $2,500 - $3,500
Jun 18, 2020
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0143: BEN SHAHN (1898-1969). STOP H BOMB TESTS. 1960. 46x29

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Est. $2,500 - $3,500Starting Price $1,800
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Jun 18, 2020 1:00 PM EDT
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BEN SHAHN (1898-1969) STOP H BOMB TESTS. 1960.
46x29 inches, 116x75 cm.
Condition A-: slight darkening in bottom margin and lower left corner; creases in image; hand-numbered 23/128 in pencil. Silkscreen. Paper.
In 1962, Shahn was a founding member of Graphic Artists for SANE (Committee for a SANE Nuclear Policy). He created this limited edition silkscreen "for a fundraising effort in a campaign advocating control of nuclear bomb tests" (Prescott p. 140). "The frightening devil mask suggests the evil consequences of hydrogen bomb tests. The red 'STOP,' overprinted on the black mask, acts as a barrier between the viewer and the mask, visually suggesting that the evil can be averted" (ibid). Prescott 171, Clash of Ideologies p. 144.

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