Monday, April 21, 2008

happiness is a new book!

I guess what I should I say is, happiness is a new out-of-print book! My husband and I went to the Kansas City Art Institute's book sale recently and walked away with some amazing out-of-print books, including this one by Ben Shahn. Entitled "Ben Shahn: His Graphic Art", this gem was first published in New York in 1957 by George Braziller, Inc. I'm thrilled to have found this book. There are some wonderful drawings in here, but what I love most is the cover. What a great, simple drawing.

2 comments:

coloredsock said...

oh maura...do you have ANY idea how much i LOVE Ben Shahn?!!!! oh my. he is my hero. he inspires the heck outta me. i would LOVE to see your new book when i'm in KC!!! dang, that cover drawing rocks!

sounds like that sale was a treasure chest! can't believe they let go of that one though...

flora said...

Oh my God! You wouldn't believe i've just checked out this same book from the Plaza library a couple of weeks ago! It's gorgeous isn't it?! :)