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  • Provenance

    Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles (publisher)

  • Artist Biography

    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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Bread

1969
Embossed lead relief, rag paper and oil hand coloring.
23 1/4 x 17 1/4 in. (59.1 x 43.8 cm).
Embossed with signature, numbered of 60 and dated "Jasper Johns 1969" lower left and right.  This work is from an edition of 60 plus 10 artist's proofs each hand-painted by the artist.

Estimate
$18,000 - 25,000 

Sold for $39,400

Under the Influence

31 Mar 2008, 10am & 2pm
New York