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Lot Details

Image Size: 3¼ x 2½ inches
Sheet Size: 8¼ x 6 inches
This small, powerhouse of a print is Johns at his best. Using language to convey color ("red" "yellow" and "blue") in what is, in reality, a black and white print, is the kind of playful and yet thoughtful aesthetic that makes Jasper Johns one of the most significant artists in the Contemporary canon.
Jasper Johns (b. May 15, 1930) is an American painter and printmaker. His work is often described as Neo-Dadaist, though he is often considered within the Pop Art and Abstract Expressionist movements. Johns studied at the University of South Carolina and briefly at the Parsons School of Design in New York City. In New York, Johns met fellow artists Robert Rauschenberg, Merce Cunningham and John Cage, with whom he explored the contemporary art scene. Johns’ works often include images and objects from popular culture and classic everyday symbols, such as flags, maps, targets, letters and numbers. His style is lush and painterly, and he would often incorporate nontraditional media in his works, such as encaustic and wax-based paint and plaster relief. His works play with presented opposites, contradictions, paradoxes, and irony. Johns also produces intaglio prints, sculptures and lithographs with similar subject themes. In 2007, the National Gallery in Washington D.C. held a retrospective of his work entitled “Jasper Johns: An Allegory of Painting 1955-65.” Other major museums including the Museum of Modern Art in New York have held solo exhibitions of his work in recent years.

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Catalogue Raisonné: 221, Universal Limited Art Editions
The seller has recorded the following condition for this lot:
Surface Soiling / Requires Cleaning
Area: Other area
Location: Other location
Notes: very minor soiling in a couple places. See images provided.
Degree: Minor

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Minor An existing condition which generally does not involve risk of loss.
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Extreme Advanced and severe damage; work is insecure and at great risk.

  • Pickup Location: Japan
  • Shipping Dimensions: 3.1 x 2.2 in. (7.87 x 5.59 cm.)
Accepted: Wire Transfer
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