Condition Report

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Ben Shahn (American, 1898-1969)

Three works of art; From the Nature of Cultural Things by Marvin Harris; Screenprint in colors; Signed with chop mark; 26 1/2" x 21" (sheet); From the War Prayer by Mark Twain; Lithograph in colors; Signed; 21 3/4" x 16 3/4" (sheet); Closing Paragraph of Dissertation VII of Maximus of Tyre (1st Cent AD), 1963; Lithograph in colors; Signed with chop mark; 26 1/2" x 20 1/2" (sheet); Provenance: The Estate of Ben Shahn, New Jersey

Sale Price: $750

Estimate: $1,200 - $1,800

Condition Report

"Culture is actones...": Overall good condition. Tape remnants and upper left and right corners of sheet. Residue from previous tape pieces at lower left and right corners. "God himself...": Overall very good condition. Tape remnant in lower left corner. "O Lord our Father": Overall very good condition. Sheet is slightly rippled along edges. Each impression is well-inked. Red stamp is bright and pencil written inscriptions are strong.