Identification and Creation
Object Number
2002.294
People
Ben Shahn, American (Kovno (now Kaunas), Lithuania 1898 - 1969 New York, NY)
Title
Confrontation
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
1964
Culture
American
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/101468
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Watercolor on Japanese paper, mounted overall
Dimensions
60.4 x 80.4 cm (23 3/4 x 31 5/8 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: black ink, l.r.: Ben Shahn
  • exhibition label: back of frame, printed and typed: Exhibition label for 1983 exhibition at MFA, SFMOMA, and Amon Carter Museum.
  • gallery label: back of frame, paper and black ink, printed and typed: THE DOWNTOWN GALLERY / 32 E. 51st St., New York / Artist: BEN SHAHN No.: 532 / Title: CONFRONTATION Date: 1964 / Medium: DRAWING Size: 32 x 24 S.P.:HELI. / [stamped:] JUL 1964 / [inscribed in graphite, upper right of label:] 130 (or 13V)
  • label: paper and black ink, printed and typed: WILLIAM H. LANE FOUNDATION / Leominster, Massachusetts / No. L6637.5 - 0355 / Artist: BEN SHAHN / TItle: CONFRONTATION / Date: 1964 Medium: BL. W.C. Size: 24 x 32 / [typed upper right of label] 416.40
Provenance
Ben Shahn; to [Downtown Gallery, New York, New York, sold; to William H. and Saundra Lane, Leominster, Massachusetts,1966, gift; to Harvard University Art Museums, 2002.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Saundra B. Lane in honor of James Cuno
Copyright
© Estate of Ben Shahn / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Accession Year
2002
Object Number
2002.294
Division
Modern and Contemporary Art
Contact
am_moderncontemporary@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Theodore E. Stebbins, Jr. and Carol Troyen, The Lane Collection: 20th-Century Paintings in the American Tradition, exh. cat., Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (Boston, MA, 1983), cat. no. 88, repr. (color)

Harvard University Art Museums, Harvard University Art Museums Annual Report 2002-2003 (Cambridge, MA, 2004), repr. p. 18

Exhibition History

William H. Lane Foundation: Contemporary American Art, Fitchburg Art Museum, 11/24/1968 - 01/11/1969

Twentieth Century American Art from the William H. Lane Foundation, Amherst College Art Museum, Amherst, 10/10/1973 - 11/11/1973

William H. Lane Foundation Exhibition, Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, 11/20/1973 - 01/24/1974

Selections from the William H. Lane Foundation, William Benton Museum of Art, Storrs, 03/17/1975 - 05/24/1975

American Art: Selections from the William H. Lane Foundation, Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, 03/21/1978 - 06/04/1978

Selections from the William H. Lane Foundation: Part II, William Benton Museum of Art, Storrs, 01/22/1979 - 03/11/1979

The Lane Collection: 20th-Century Paintings in the American Tradition, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, 04/13/1983 - 08/07/1983; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, 10/01/1983 - 12/01/1983; Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, 01/07/1984 - 03/05/1984

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