Monday, March 21, 2011
Happy Monday, and I hope your weekend was so peaceful. I came across a work by Ben Shahn the other day and was instantly reminded that even his lines are masterpieces... All artwork by Ben Shahn. The first, of a dove, is from a 2005 Rago auction. The second, Figure with Ice Cream Cone, is the one that made me smile and go on my search. I saw it on Pinterest, looked for a source, and came to a dead end. So, I continued the search on my own, and I was able to find that the original digital image was created by the Treadway/Toomey Galleries for a March 2005 auction (not by the woman who copyrighted it on flickr (???)). The third, Female Figure, is also from Treadway/Toomey in 2005. And the last three are from Rago's auction of Ben Shahn's estate in November of 2010. They are: the cover image from Book on Ben Shahn written by his wife Bernarda Shahn, Dove, and The Sea Itself from the Rainer Maria Rilke Folio. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. Happy first week of Spring to you!