Summer (Blue)
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  • Provenance

    Carolina Nitsch Gallery, New York
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Literature

    Universal Limited Art Editions 254

  • Artist Bio

    Jasper Johns

    American • 1930

    Jasper Johns is a painter and printmaker who holds a foundational place in twentieth century art history. Quoting the evocative gestural brushstroke of the Abstract Expressionists, Johns represented common objects such as flags, targets, masks, maps and numbers: He sought to explore things "seen and not looked at, not examined" in pictorial form.  Drawing from common commercial and 'readymade' objects, such as newspaper clippings, Ballantine Ale and Savarin Coffee cans, Johns was a bridge to Pop, Dada and Conceptual art movements.



    Beyond the historical significance, each work by Johns is individually considered in sensuous form. A curiosity of medium led him to employ a range of materials from encaustic and commercial house paint to lithography, intaglio and lead relief.

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Summer (Blue)

signed, numbered and dated "182/225 J Johns '85-'91" lower edge
lithograph in colors on paper
image 9 1/2 x 6 1/4 in. (24.1 x 15.9 cm.)
sheet 16 1/4 x 11 1/4 in. (41.3 x 28.6 cm.)

Executed in 1991, this work is number 182 from an edition of 225 plus 19 artist's proofs, published by Brooke Alexander Editions, New York.

Estimate
$1,800 - 2,500 

sold for $2,750

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Unbound: Online Auction

Bidding Closes 18 April 2019