Jasper Johns - Modern and Contemporary Editions New York Sunday, November 15, 2009 | Phillips

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    Gemini G.E.L. 740; Universal Limited Art Editions 174

  • 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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6 Lithographs series (after Untitled 1975): #1

Lithograph in colors, on Rives BFK gray paper, with full margins,
I. 28 3/4 x 28 5/8 in. (73 x 72.7 cm);
S. 30 1/8 x 29 5/8 in. (76.5 x 75.2 cm)

signed, dated `76' and numbered 60/60 in pencil (there were also 13 artist's proofs), published by Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles (with their blindstamps), minor creasing in the lower corners, otherwise in very good condition, framed.

$10,000 - 15,000 

Sold for $12,500

Modern and Contemporary Editions

15 Nov 2009
New York