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JASPER JOHNS

False Start II (ULAE 10)

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JASPER JOHNS
False Start II (ULAE 10)
lithograph in grays and blacks, 1962, on A. Millbourn and Co., signed and dated in blue pencil, annotated 'II' and numbered 14/30 in pencil (there were also 6 artist's proofs), with the ULAE blindstamp, West Islip, New York, with full margins, in excellent condition, framed
L. 17 5/8 x 13 7/8 in. (447 x 351 mm.)
S. 31 x 22½ in. (786 x 572 mm.)
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Lot Essay

As with the previous lot False Start I, this image represents Johns' most elaborate lithograph to date, employing eleven separate stones, one for each color or tone. In confining the palette to blacks and greys, the artist has added a bass note to the composition; and by varying the tonal strengths of different inks as they relate to the earlier print, has produced a true variant.
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