Jasper Johns - Editions & Works on Paper New York Tuesday, October 19, 2021 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    60th Anniversary Benefit Print to support the Museum of Modern Art's Department of Prints and Illustrated Books, New York
    Private Collection, acquired from the above in 2010
    Acquired from the above in 2020

  • Literature

    Jasper Johns, Mirror/Mind, Philadelphia Museum of Art and Whitney Museum of American Art, 2021, no. 51, p. 298.

  • 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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Intaglio in colors, on wove paper, with full margins.
I. 13 x 15 5/8 in. (33 x 39.7 cm)
S. 19 1/8 x 21 1/2 in. (48.6 x 54.6 cm)

Signed, dated and numbered 36/50 in pencil, published by the artist to benefit the Museum of Modern Art Department of Prints and Illustrated Books (with his blindstamp), framed.

$10,000 - 15,000 

Sold for $17,640

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Editions & Works on Paper

New York Auction 19-21 October 2021