Jasper Johns - Editions & Works on Paper New York Tuesday, April 19, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Literature

    Gemini G.E.L. 291
    Universal Limited Art Editions 140

  • 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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252

Bent "U", from Fragment-According to What series (G. 291, ULAE 140)

1971
Lithograph in colors, on Arches paper, the full sheet.
S. 25 1/8 x 20 1/8 in. (63.8 x 51.1 cm)
Signed, dated and numbered 48/69 in pencil (there were also 12 artist's proofs), published by Gemini G.E.L. (with their blindstamps), framed.

Estimate
$2,500 - 3,500 

Sold for $6,930

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Editions & Works on Paper

New York Auction 19 - 21 April 2022