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    Gemini G.E.L. 878
    Universal Limited Art Editions 209

  • 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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Two Flags

1980
Lithograph, on Eijiro Kizuki Nishinouchi paper, with full margins.
I. 39 1/4 x 28 3/4 in. (99.7 x 73 cm)
S. 47 1/2 x 36 in. (120.7 x 91.4 cm)

Signed, dated and numbered 45/56 in pencil (there were also 13 artist's proofs), published by Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles (with their blindstamps), a professionally repaired crescent shaped split at the lower left sheet edge (measuring 3-in.), a professionally repaired split at the upper center image (measuring 3/4-in.), two abrasions at the lower left and right sheet edges (measuring 3/4-in. each), unframed.

Estimate
$5,000 - 7,000 

Sold for $11,250

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New York Auction 17 October 2018