Jasper Johns - Evening & Day Editions London Wednesday, June 7, 2023 | Phillips

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  • Literature

    Universal Limited Art Editions 234

  • 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

Summer (U.L.A.E. 234)

Etching and aquatint, on T. Edmunds paper, with full margins, the sheet loose, removed from the book, with the justification adhered to the reverse along the vertical sheet edges (deckled right edge).
I. 24 x 16 cm (9 1/2 x 6 1/4 in.)
S. 29.8 x 21.2 cm (11 3/4 x 8 3/8 in.)

Signed in pencil by the artist, bears numbering 114/300 in pencil, additionally numbered '114' in black ink on the justification, published by Arion Press, San Francisco, lacking the original accompanying book, framed.

£2,000 - 3,000 •‡

Sold for £762

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Evening & Day Editions

London Auction 7 - 8 June 2023