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25th Anniversary Downtown Gallery Exhibition Poster, 1955
Ben Shahn

Gouache and watercolor on paper, Image H: 38.25 in, Image W: 25 in, Frame H: 41.5 in, Frame W: 28 .375 in
Gift of Henry H. Ploch, 2000  2000.52
Not On View
Inscriptions:
recto: u.l. black ink "JANUARY 18 TO FEBRUARY 12"; c.l. black ink signature "Ben Shahn"; l.l. black ink signature "Ben Shahn"; backing : u.r. red crayon "7 [encircled]"; c. red ink "UF"; l.l. graphite "4799/SA54"; l.r. graphite "376.65"

Labels/Stamps:
backing: u.l. printed and typed paper label "[blue ink] PSU 17 / ARTIST BEN SHAHN / TITLE DOWNTOWN GALLERY EXHIBITION POSTER DATE / MEDIUM WATERCOLOR / SIZE S.P. / THE DOWNTOWN GALLERY . 32 E. 51st St., New York"; backing: u.l. printed and handwritten paper label "THE INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART / 138 NEWBURY STREET, BOSTON 16, MASSACHUSETTS / ARTIST B. Shahn / TITLE Exhib. Poster Clown / ICA NUBER 57-2-49 / MEDIUM & SIZE WC / OWNER Downtown Gal. / RETURN TO"; backing: u.c. printed and typed paper label "ARTIST BEN SHAHN NO. 316 / TITLE SHAHN POSTER (25th Anniversary) DATE 1955 / MEDIUM GOUACHE SIZE 25 1/4 x 38 3/4 S.P. / THE DOWNTOWN GALLERY , 32 E. 51st St., New York"; stretcher: c. bar l.c. bar stamp brown paint "FRAMED UNDER PLEXIGLAS / DO NOT TAPE"; backing: c. and l.c. stamp red ink "FRAMED UNDER / PLEXIGLAS / DO NOT TAPE

Provenance: Downtown Gallery, New York, New York; to Henry Ploch, Clifton, New Jersey
Exhibition History:
"25th Aniversary Exhibition" The Downtown Gallery, New York, New York (1/18 - 2/12/55)

Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, Massachusetts

Keywords: Clown, Horse, Poster