• Prints & Multiples auction at Christies

    Sale 2309

    Prints & Multiples

    26 - 27 April 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 240

    JASPER JOHNS

    Savarin (ULAE 184)

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    JASPER JOHNS
    Savarin (ULAE 184)
    lithograph in colors, 1977, on J. Whatman, initialed, dated and dedicated 'for Michael' in pencil, numbered A/B 6/14, published by ULAE, West Islip, New York, with their blindstamp, with full margins, a very small area of foxing in the lower margin, a soft crease at the lower right sheet edge, time staining, otherwise in very good condition, framed
    L. 44½ x 31¼ in. (1130 x 790 mm.)
    S. 53½ x 31¼ in. (1360 x 790 mm.)


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    The lithograph of Savarin was made for Jasper Johns' retrospective at the Whitney Museum of Art, New York. Limited to an edition of 14, it was given to the members of the team who worked with Johns on the show. Crichton spent nine months writing the catalogue for this important show. "It was a huge undertaking; I had no idea what it would be. What was terrific about it was I got to spend all that time with Jasper, day after day." (Michael Crichton, quoted in I. Wasserman, 'Notes from An Interview', Selections from the Michael Crichton Collection, San Diego, 1980, p. 6)

    Provenance

    Gift of the artist, 1978.


    Pre-Lot Text

    WORKS FROM THE COLLECTION OF MICHAEL CRICHTON