Jasper Johns - Editions & Works on Paper New York Tuesday, April 16, 2024 | Phillips
  • Literature

    see Esther Sparks 113
    see Universal Limited Art Editions 123

  • 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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Lot offered with No Reserve

Cup 2 Picasso (see S. 113, see U.L.A.E. 123)

Lithograph in colors, on wove paper, with full margins.
I. 11 1/4 x 10 1/4 in. (28.6 x 26 cm)
S. 14 7/8 x 10 1/2 in. (37.8 x 26.7 cm)

With printed signature and date, from the approximate edition of 1500, published as page 31 in XXe Siècle, no. 40, June 1973, framed.

$500 - 700 

Sold for $762

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