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

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  • Provenance

    77 Gallery, Tokyo (label verso of frame)
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Literature

    Gemini G.E.L. 126
    Universal Limited Art Editions 69

  • 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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Alphabet (G. 126, U.L.A.E. 69)

Lithograph, on Hahnemühle paper, with full margins.
I. 71.8 x 85.1 cm (28 1/4 x 33 1/2 in.)
S. 79 x 94.3 cm (31 1/8 x 37 1/8 in.)

Signed, dated and numbered 39/70 in pencil (there were also 9 artist's proofs), published by Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles (with their blindstamps), framed.

£8,000 - 12,000 

Sold for £10,160

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Evening & Day Editions

London Auction 7 - 8 June 2023