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  • 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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Untitled, from The Geldzahler Portfolio

1998
Aquatint and etching, on Hahnemühle Copperplate paper, with full margins,
I. 17 3/4 x 12 in. (45.1 x 30.5 cm);
S. 29 3/4 x 22 in. (75.6 x 55.9 cm)

signed, dated `98' and numbered 55/75 in pencil (there were also 15 artist's proofs), published by The Estate Project for Artists with AIDS, New York and Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles (with their blindstamp and stamp on the reverse), in very good condition, framed.

Estimate
$3,500 - 4,500 

Sold for $3,750

Editions

8 June 2010
New York