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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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Summer (Blue)

1991
Lithograph in blue, on J. Whatman paper, with full margins,
I. 9 1/2 x 6 1/4 in. (24.1 x 15.9 cm);
S. 16 1/4 x 11 1/4 in. (41.3 x 28.6 cm)

signed, dated `85-91' and numbered 109/225 in pencil (there were also 19 artist's proofs), published by Brooke Alexander Editions, New York, hinged to the support at the reverse of the upper corners (slightly showing through), otherwise in very good condition, framed.

Estimate
$2,000 - 3,000 

Sold for $3,875

Modern and Contemporary Editions

15 Nov 2009
New York