Jasper Johns - Evening Editions London Tuesday, February 26, 2013 | Phillips

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  • Literature

    Universal Limited Art Editions (Richard S. Field) 36

  • Catalogue Essay

    Jasper Johns and Aiko Miyawaki (Japanese artist b. 1929) were aquainted through the international and intermedia Fluxus art movement before becoming close friends when Miyawaki lived in New York from 1963 to 1967. This print was included in the Aiko Miyawaki retrospective, held in Tokyo, under a section entitled Aiko-Miyawaki: Artists I have met with Miyawaki explaining that the message 'GET WELL AIKO' indicated Johns' anxiety over her often ailing health.

  • 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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Etching and open-bite, on handmade Angoumois paper, with margins (deckle on three sides),
I. 21.1 x 31.1 cm (8 1/4 x 12 1/4in);
S. 32.2 x 42.5 cm (12 5/8 x 16 3/4 in)

signed, dated '67', inscribed 'GET WELL, AIKO - Jasper' and numbered 8/12 in pencil (there were also 4 artist's proofs), published by Universal Limited Art Editions, Inc., West Islip, New York (with their blindstamp), an unobtrusive brown stain at lower centre sheet edge, the left edge is trimmed, otherwise in very good condition, framed.

£7,000 - 10,000 

Sold for £8,750

Evening Editions

27 February 2013