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    Sale 12206

    Prints & Multiples featuring The Gilbert E. Kaplan Collection of Surrealist Prints

    1 - 2 November 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 256

    JASPER JOHNS (B. 1930)

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    JASPER JOHNS (B. 1930)
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    screenprint in colors, on J.B. Green paper, 1974, signed and dated in pencil, numbered 65/70 (there were also nine artist's proofs), co-published by the artist and Simca Print Artists, Inc., New York, with the Simca blindstamp, with full margins, in very good condition, framed
    Image: 30 5/8 x 25 ¾ in. (778 x 654 mm.)
    Sheet: 35 1/8 x 27 ½ in. (892 x 698 mm.)


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    "Using this design took care of a great deal for me because I didn't have to design it. So I went on to similar things like the targets, things the mind already knows. That gave me room to work on other levels. For instance, I've always thought of a painting as a surface; painting it in one color made this very clear.. ..A picture ought to be looked at the same way you look at a radiator." (Jasper Johns, Time, May 4, 1959, p. 58)

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    ULAE 147