Jasper Johns "Prints: A Selection, 1960 - 2007"

Van Doren Waxter

poster for Jasper Johns "Prints: A Selection, 1960 - 2007"

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The exhibition features 25 prints--screenprint, carborundum, intaglio and lithograph-- including a series of 10 colored numerals, that span a period of five decades. The works were published with Universal Limited Art Editions and Gemini G.E.L. The prints demonstrate Johns' structure and depersonalization; they are contained and offer little hint of the artist himself. Prints were influential in Johns' career because they allowed him to easily capitalize on his tendency towards repetition and slight alteration. Johns varied specific themes through the use of color or its removal, printing with different techniques and mediums, and the addition of new lines and texture. Thus, we can see the progression of characteristic Johns motifs--the flag, the target, the numerals-- in his prints.

[Image: Jasper Johns "Savarin [ULAE 220]" (1981) Lithograph 50 x 38 in.]



from February 11, 2009 to March 14, 2009


Jasper Johns

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