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Helix and Crystal

Ben Shahn (AKA Benjamin Hirsch Shahn), American (born Russia), (September 12, 1898–March 14, 1969)

Creation date: 1957
Creation place: United States

Other Information

Type: Tempera Painting
Medium and Support: Tempera on paper, canvas, plywood
Credit Line: Museum purchase through the Earle W. Grant Endowment Fund
Accession Number: 1973.21
Dimensions: 53 x 30 in. (134.62 x 76.2 cm)


The Downtown Gallery, Inc., New York, New York ( - 1959)

Mrs. A. Strick, Los Angeles, California ( - )

Herbert B. Palmer, Los Angeles, California ( - 1973)

Mrs. Joseph Strick, Châteaubrun, France (1959 - )

San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, California (1973 - )


This object was included in the following exhibitions:

Ben Shahn: A Retrospective , 5/9/1991 - 11/12/1991

Looking at America: An Exhibition Featuring Selections from the San Diego Museum Charles H. MacNider Museum , 8/21/1992 - 10/4/1992

Allegories: Common Man, Mythic Vision: The Paintings of Ben Shahn The Jewish Museum , 3/28/1998 - 10/31/1999

Behold, America! Art of the United States from Three San Diego Museums The San Diego Museum of Art , 11/10/2012 - 2/10/2013

Art of the 20th Century Rotaton San Diego Museum of Art , 9/25/2013 - 1/8/2014

American Art The San Diego Museum of Art , 11/26/2016 - 8/15/2021


This object has the following bibliographic references:

Susan Chevlowe. Common Man, Mythic Vision: Princeton University Press. Princeton, New Jersey, 1998
Page Number: ii, iv, 180, Figure Number: p. iv (detail), pl. 25

Mr. Martin E. Petersen. San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego Museum of Art. San Diego, California, 1993
Page Number: 150

Bernarda Bryson Shahn. Ben Shahn Harry N. Abrams, Inc.. New York, New York, 1972
Page Number: 24, 37, Figure Number: 37

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