Ben Shahn original lithograph for Improvisations | Artists Equity 1951 Spring Fantasia
Medium: original lithograph. This lithograph is from the rare 1951 "Improvisations" portfolio, published by the Artists Equity Association of New York on the occasion of the 1951 Spring Fantasia Masquerade Ball at the Hotel Astor. Leading artists on the New York art scene were invited to contribute original lithographs in the form of advertisements for businesses sponsoring the Artists Equity Association; these sponsors gave the artists complete creative freedom of expression.
This impression was printed on tinted laid paper in a limited edition of 2000. Size: 11 5/8 x 8 5/8 inches. Signed in the plate (not hand-signed).
Condition: there is wear and soiling, and two edges of the sheet have been trimmed. There is a different composition on the back, as issued.