Jasper Johns - Evening Editions New York Thursday, April 21, 2011 | Phillips
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    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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Corpse and Mirror

Screenprint in colors, on Nishinouchi Kizuki Kozo paper, with full margins,
I. 36 1/2 x 47 in. (92.7 x 119.4 cm);
S. 42 3/4 x 52 3/4 in. (108.6 x 134 cm)

signed, dated `76' and numbered 29/65 in pencil (there were also 8 artist's proofs), published by the artist and Simca Print Artists, New York and Japan (with their blindstamp), the sheet slightly toned, tears along the sheet edges, occasional soft creasing, time staining, otherwise generally in good condition, framed.

$50,000 - 70,000 

Sold for $56,250

Evening Editions

21 April 2011
New York