Jasper Johns - Editions & Works on Paper New York Tuesday, April 18, 2023 | Phillips

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  • Literature

    Universal Limited Art Editions 26
    Esther Sparks 61

  • 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 Maps II (ULAE 26, S. 61)

Lithograph, on Japanese paper laid to black Fabriano paper (as issued), with full margins.
I. 25 1/4 x 20 1/8 in. (64.1 x 51.1 cm)
S. 33 1/2 x 26 1/2 in. (85.1 x 67.3 cm)

Signed, dated and annotated 'Printer's Proof' in white crayon (the edition was 30 and 4 artist's proofs), published by Universal Limited Art Editions, West Islip, New York (with their blindstamp), framed.

$40,000 - 60,000 

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Editions & Works on Paper

New York Auction 18 - 20 April 2023