Shahn, Ben. PASSION OF SACCO AND VANZETTI. Prescott 31. Serigraph in black with brown text, 1958. 25 3/4 x 17 1/2 inches; 648 x 445 mm. (image); 30 1/2 x 22 5/8 inches; 775 x 575 mm. (sheet). Edition of unspecified size (90 known to Prescott), signed in red brush, right, below portraits, above text. Offered together with "BEN SHAHN: THE PASSION OF SACCO AND VANZETTI" by Martin H. Bush, Syracuse University, 1968, SIGNED BY BEN SHAHN and by Martin Bush, and numbered 175/200 at the top right corner of the half-title page, which aLso carries Shahn's signature. The print is one of the works illustrated in the book, which is a study of Shahn's mural on the Sacco and Vanzetti case at Syracuse, as well as of his long standing interest in the case, his earlier works on the subject, and his works on similar themes of social justice. The serigraph of 1958 marked a return to this theme. It is one of Shahn's most powerful combinations of pictorial imagery and calligraphy. In excellent condition and now rarely available. $7500.00[a]
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