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    Esther Sparks 66; Universal Limited Art Editions 30

  • 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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Passage II

1966
Lithograph in colors, on black Fabriano paper, the full sheet,
S. 28 x 36 in (71.1 x 91.4 cm)
signed, annotated `II', dated `66’ and numbered 15/20 in white pencil (there were also 5 artist's proofs), published by Universal Limited Art Editions, West Islip, New York (with their blindstamp), the colors slightly attenuated, minor wear at the sheet corners, adhesive remains along the reverse of the upper sheet and lower corners, otherwise in very good condition, unframed.

Estimate
$3,000 - 5,000 

Sold for $5,000

Evening & Day Editions

31 October & 1 November 2012
New York