Jasper Johns - Modern and Contemporary Editions New York Sunday, November 23, 2008 | 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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Voice 2

Lithograph in colors, on Dieu Donné paper watermark `1982’ and `Voice’, with full margins,
I. 28 1/4 x 18 1/2 in. (71.8 x 47 cm)
S. 36 1/2 x 25 1/2 in. (92.7 x 64.8 cm)

signed, dated `83’ and numbered 2/36 in pencil (there were also 7 artist's proofs), published by Universal Limited Art Editions, West Islip (with their blindstamp), a small area of surface soiling at the lower left sheet edge, otherwise in very good condition, unframed.

$8,000 - 12,000 

Sold for $8,125

Modern and Contemporary Editions

23 Nov 2008, 2pm
New York