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Lithuania 1898 – United States of America 1969

Levana 1966 Title Notes: 000-001
Place made: Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Materials & Technique: prints, planographic lithograph one colour and red stamp Support: white, wove, machine mouldmade, Rives BFK paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Impression: right to print
Edition: edition of 125 plus 10 artist's proofs; 5 trial proofs; righ to print; printer's proof II; 2 Gemini impressions; cancellation proof
Publisher: GEMINI G.E.L.
Place Published: Los Angeles
Date Published: 1966

Edition Notes: A one colour lithograph printed from one stone in black. Collaboration and supervision by Kenneth Tyler, processing and proofing by Tyler and James Webb and edition printing by Webb. Note: The 10 artist's proofs and five trial proofs are on Japanese paper. This print was titled "Lavina" on the original Gemini documentation sheet. However, Shahn's catalogue raisonne of prints recognises this work as "Levana".
Primary Insc: signed lower right, black pencil "Ben Shahn". not dated
Secondary Insc: inscribed lower right, black pencil "Bon a Tirer"
Tertiary Insc: stamped upper left, red ink
Dimensions: comp 55.9 h x 35.4 w cm sheet 76.2 h x 56.0 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Gemini G.E.L catalogue raisonne (1984), 23.
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1973
Accession No: NGA 73.1187
Image rights: © Ben Shahn/VAGA. Licensed by Viscopy