Jasper Johns - Editions & Works on Paper New York Tuesday, October 24, 2023 | Phillips

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    Universal Limited Art Editions 169

  • 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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Corpse and Mirror (U.L.A.E. 169)

Screenprint in colors, on Nishinouchi Kizuki Kozo paper watermarked Corpse and Mirror, with full margins.
I. 36 1/2 x 46 3/4 in. (92.7 x 118.7 cm)
S. 42 3/4 x 52 3/4 in. (108.6 x 134 cm)

Signed, dated and numbered 35/65 in pencil (there were also 8 artist's proofs in Roman numerals), co-published by the artist and Simca Print Artists, Inc., New York (with the Simca blindstamp), framed.

$80,000 - 120,000 

Sold for $88,900

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Editions & Works on Paper

New York Auction 24-26 October 2023