Ben Shahn is one of those artists whose work I could look at every day. His line drawings are really my favorite, simple outlines of a cacophony of music stands, or shopping carts. But his paintings, of strikers, or famous trials, or populist themes are also stirring. He believed an artist should forward the social message of justice for all and expose the brutality of a system often built on the backs of the laboring poor. This was the 30s after all.
Friday, July 10