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  • 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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Usuyuki

1981
Screenprint in colors, on Kurotani Kozo paper, with full margins,
I. 27 1/2 x 45 1/2 in. (69.9 x 115.6 cm);
S. 29 1/4 x 47 in. (74.3 x 119.4 cm)

signed, dated `81' and numbered 68/85 in pencil (there were also 15 artist's proofs), published by the artist and Simca Print Artists, Inc., New York (with their blindstamp), the colors slightly attenuated, minor creasing near the sheet edges (particularly the corners), otherwise in very good condition, framed.

Estimate
$20,000 - 30,000 

sold for $25,000

Modern and Contemporary Editions

8 June 2011 New York