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  • Description

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  • Provenance

    Susan Lorence, New York
    Private Collection, acquired from the above in 2010
    Acquired from the above in 2020

  • 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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Ο37

Fragment of A Letter

2010
The complete set of two intaglios, on Echizen Torinoko handmade paper, with full margins.
both I. 39 x 24 3/4 in. (99.1 x 62.9 cm)
both S. 45 x 30 1/2 in. (114.3 x 77.5 cm)

Both signed, dated and numbered 20/51 in pencil, published by Universal Limited Art Editions, West Islip, New York (with their blindstamp), both framed.

Estimate
$20,000 - 30,000 

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Editions & Works on Paper

New York Auction 19-21 October 2021