Jasper Johns | editioned prints

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Intaglio with aquatint and spitbit etching in 11 colors
43.5 x 33.75 inches
Edition of 60
$50,000. unframed

Intaglio on two sheets
45 x 30.5 inches, each
Edition of 51
Price available upon request

PYRE 1 AND 2, 2005
Intaglio, 32 x 43.25 inches, Edition of 51

Jasper Johns was born in 1930 in Augusta, Georgia and grew up in South Carolina. He was drafted into the army and stationed in Japan. Between 1949 and 1951 he studied at the University of South Carolina, Columbia. From 1952 to 1958 he worked in a bookshop in New York. He also did display work with Robert Rauschenberg for Bonwit Teller and Tiffany.

In 1954 he painted his first flag picture. He had his first one-man exhibition in 1958 at the Leo Castelli Gallery, New York. He was represented at the Venice Biennale during the same year. His picture Grey Numbers also won the International Prize at the Pittsburgh Biennale. In 1959 he took part with Rauschenberg in Allan Kaprow's Happening Eighteen Happenings in Six Parts. He was included in the collective exhibition Sixteen Americans in the same year at the Museum of Modern Art. In 1960 he began working with lithographs.

In 1961 he did his first large map picture and traveled to Paris for an exhibition at the Galerie Rive Droite. In 1964 he was given a comprehensive retrospective at the Jewish Museum, New York. The catalog included texts by John Cage and Alan Solomon. He was represented at the Venice Biennale in the same year. In 1965 he had a retrospective at the Pasadena Art Museum, organized by Walter Hopps.

During the same year he saw a Duchamp exhibition and won a prize at the 6th International Exhibition of Graphic Art, Ljubljana, Yugoslavia. In 1966 he had a one-person exhibition of drawings at the National Collection of Fine Arts, Washington DC.

In 1967 he rented a loft in Canal Street and painted Harlem Light using a tile motif. He also illustrated Frank O'Hara's book of poems "In Memory of My Feelings". He was Artistic Adviser for the composer John Cage and Merce Cunningham's Dance Company until 1972, collaborating with Robert Morris, Frank Stella, Andy Warhol and Bruce Nauman. In that year he was represented at the documenta "4", Kassel, designed costumes for Merce Cunningham's "Walkaround Time" and spent seven weeks at the printers Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles. In 1973 he met Samuel Beckett in Paris. He moved to Stony Point, N.Y.

He was given a comprehensive retrospective at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, in 1977, shown in 1978 at the Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Musée National d'Art Moderne, Paris, Hayward Gallery, London, and Seibu Museum of Art, Tokyo. He was represented at the Venice Biennale in 1978. In 1979 the Kunstmuseum Basle put on an exhibition of his graphic work which toured Europe. In 1988 he was awarded the Grand Prix at the Venice Biennale.

Available Prints:

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5-color intaglio 42 x 32 inches Edition of 50
Published by ULAE

Intaglio 41.25 x 53.25 inches Edition of 49
Published by ULAE

Lithograph, 32.25 x 25 inches Edition of 42
Published by ULAE

Intaglio 25 7/8 x 33 5/8 inches Edition of 46
Published by ULAE

UNTITLED (Family Photo in Black), 2001
Intaglio 25 7/8 x 33 5/8 inches Edition of 46
Published by ULAE

UNTITLED (brown) and UNTITLED (purple), 1996
Color mezzotints, 26 x 19 inches each, Edition of 37 (brown) and 39 (purple)
Published by ULAE
$7,500. each

Intaglio 20 x 25.75 inches, Edition of 49
Published by ULAE

Intaglio 41.75 x 81 inches, Edition of 44
Published by ULAE

Lithograph, 36.25 x 30.5 inches, Edition of 75
Published by ULAE

Over the last decade Johns’ reputation has grown and he has become the most important print-maker of our times. Both the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art have devoted one-man exhibitions to his graphic work.