11-18-2018 11-18-2018
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
3176B Boston
November 18, 2018 11:00AMCalender

Shahn, Ben (1898-1969) Human Relations , 1965.

Auction: Books & Manuscripts - 3176B Location: Boston Date / Time: November 18, 2018 11:00AM


Shahn, Ben (1898-1969) Human Relations, 1965. Three large-format silk-screened prints signed by Ben Shahn in a limited edition, copy number 72 of 300 printed in black and brown; consisting of three portraits: James Chaney (1943-1964), Andrew Goodman (1943-1964), and Michael Schwerner (1939-1964), three civil rights activists abducted and murdered by the Ku Klux Klan on June 21, 1964, in Philadelphia, Mississippi, during Freedom Summer; the prints housed in publisher's original dark blue textured heavy paper folder, accompanied by the original mailer, postmarked May 3, 1965, each print 22 x 16 3/4 in.
The murder of these three activists sparked national outrage and the extensive federal investigation, "Mississippi Burning," the title of a 1988 film based on their story.
Estimate $200-300

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