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Social Justice and Art 1946-1968

This print is made of colorful forms and words in bright letters and bold fonts, arranged on a white background. Block letters display words in a mixed-up format, some upside down, some on their sides. On left side there is a section with smaller writing in yellowish ink on grey.<br /><br />
Text:<br />
To the Lovings, new hope i love you much (most beautiful darling) more than anyone on earth and i like you better than everything in the sky--sunlight and singing welcome your coming although winter may be everywhere with such a silence and such a darkness no one can quite begin to guess (except my life) the true time of the year-- and if what calls itself a world should have the luck to hear singing (or glimpse such sunlight as will leap higher than high through gayer than gayest someone's heart at your each nearness) everyone certainly would (my most beautiful darling) believe in nothing but love. cummings
Sister Mary Corita
New Hope
1966
serigraph | paper
Gift of Robert Cugno and Robert Logan
2010/1.205
A portrait of Captain Dreyfus: The bust of a man in uniform stands pivoted to the right.  His expression is neutral and his likeness is painted with bold colors in a watercolor-like texture.  Below the bust reads "Le Capitaine Dreyfus", or The Captain Dreyfus.
Ben Shahn
Le Capaitaine, from "Dreyfus Affair"
1968
pochoir print | paper
Gift of the Robbins Center for Cross Cultural Communication, Founder Warren M. Robbins
2011/1.112.1
A portrait of a man sitting down. Shown in military dress, he sits with his legs crossed and is painted from the front.  His coat is decorated with a medal and embellished with gold and fur trimmings.  Although he is painted seated, there is nothing but a dark shadow beneath him.  Underneath the portrait reads "Esterhazy".
Ben Shahn
Esterhazy, from "Dreyfus Affair"
1968
pochoir print | paper
Gift of the Robbins Center for Cross Cultural Communication, Founder Warren M. Robbins
2011/1.112.2
Three men stand side by side.  Each is well-dressed in both a suit and hat.  The men are painted with loose brush strokes with minimal details.  Their gaze is focused on the left side of the portrait.
Ben Shahn
Les Experts, from "Dreyfus Affair"
1968
pochoir print | paper
Gift of the Robbins Center for Cross Cultural Communication, Founder Warren M. Robbins
2011/1.112.4
A portrait of a man in decorated uniform.  The man faces the viewer directly, and is painted in bold colors with a watercolor-like effect.  Beneath the portrait reads "Georges Picquart", who was an investigator on the Dreyfus trial.
Ben Shahn
Georges Picquart, from "Dreyfus Affair"
1968
pochoir print | paper
Gift of the Robbins Center for Cross Cultural Communication, Founder Warren M. Robbins
2011/1.112.5
Two men stand in a conversational pose.  The man on the left is dressed in robes while the other is in regular street clothing.  Beneath the men reads "Labori et Picquart", or "Labori and Picquart".
Ben Shahn
Labori et Picquart, from "Dreyfus Affair"
1968
pochoir print | paper
Gift of the Robbins Center for Cross Cultural Communication, Founder Warren M. Robbins
2011/1.112.6
Two men stand side by side in this portrait, both dressed in suits.  One man faces front-center while the other is shown via his profile.  Their eyes are not painted but their brows appear furrowed.  Above the men reads "Paleologue et Demange" or "Paleologue and Demange".  Paleologue gave testimony during Dreyfus' court case and Demange was one of Dreyfus' defence lawyers.
Ben Shahn
Paleologue et Demange, from "Dreyfus Affair"
1968
pochoir print | paper
Gift of the Robbins Center for Cross Cultural Communication, Founder Warren M. Robbins
2011/1.112.7
A portrait of a man's profile.  He is decorated in military attire and his uniform embellished with gold trimmings.  Beneath the piece reads "Du Paty de Clam".
Ben Shahn
Du Paty de Clam, from "Dreyfus Affair"
1968
pochoir print | paper
Gift of the Robbins Center for Cross Cultural Communication, Founder Warren M. Robbins
2011/1.112.8
The print shows a drawing of the head of an animal. Below it reads: "I have the right to believe freely.  To be a slave to no man's authority.  If this is heresy so be it.  It is still the truth to go against conscience is neither right nor safe.  I cannot...will not...recant.  Here I stand.  No man can command my conscience."
Ben Shahn
Credo (large)
1960
serigraph | paper
Gift of the Robbins Center for Cross Cultural Communication, Founder Warren M. Robbins
2011/1.99
A colored print of a white hand holding onto a brown hand.  Above their grasp is both Hebrew block and English lettering that translates/reads: "'Thou Shalt Not Stand Idly By...".  The painting illustrates the need for diversity during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960's.
Ben Shahn
Thou Shalt Not Stand Idly By
1965
photo-offset reproduction | paper
Gift of the Robbins Center for Cross Cultural Communication, Founder Warren M. Robbins
2011/1.102
A black and white wood engraving of Martin Luther King Jr.  His mouth is open wide as if giving one of his famous speeches.  Underneath his image is a quote of King's and his signature.
Ben Shahn
Martin Luther King
1968
wood engraving | paper
Gift of the Robbins Center for Cross Cultural Communication, Founder Warren M. Robbins
2011/1.103
Black line representation of a human head and face, facing the viewer. The head is oval-shaped with vertical parallel lines.  The short hair of the person is represented by thick dots and fine curved lines.  The nose is formed by straight, vertical lines. Eyebrows are drawn with thick, black lines. "We shall Overcome" is printed in a brown-orange ink across the top of the sheet.
Ben Shahn
We Shall Overcome
1965
offset photolithograph | paper
Gift of the Robbins Center for Cross Cultural Communication, Founder Warren M. Robbins
2011/1.104

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47 Collection Object Sources

New Hope (2010/1.205)
Credo (large) (2011/1.99)
We Shall Overcome (2011/1.104)
James Chaney (2011/1.105)
Michael Schwerner (2011/1.106)
Andrew Goodman (2011/1.107)
New York City (1981/2.65.6)
Untitled (1983/2.147)
Untitled (1990/2.61)
Birmingham Race Riot (1986/1.194.5)
Holocaust 6 (1948/2.1)
Unemployed (1948/1.73)
Hiroshima Series (1997/1.533.6)
Atomic Cloud (1965/2.67)
Hiroshima Series (1997/1.533.4)
Exodus (1950/2.8)
Prometheus (1978/2.26)
Warsaw (2011/1.101)
M.L.K. Jr. (1996/2.5)
Vote (2015/2.83)

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