Jasper Johns, ‘Card depicting portrait of the artist by Phong Bui (hand signed and dated by Jasper Johns)’, 2008, Alpha 137 Gallery
Jasper Johns, ‘Card depicting portrait of the artist by Phong Bui (hand signed and dated by Jasper Johns)’, 2008, Alpha 137 Gallery
Jasper Johns, ‘Card depicting portrait of the artist by Phong Bui (hand signed and dated by Jasper Johns)’, 2008, Alpha 137 Gallery

Extremely rare card featuring an image of the portrait of the artist by Phong Bui, hand signed and dated by Jasper Johns. A marveous piece of ephemera! Note that the ink signature and date is on the back (verso) of the card but it is shown underneath in the header image. Please scroll for additional images of the actual front and verso. signed and dated 12 May 08 on the verso

Signature: signed and dated 12 May 08 on the verso

signed by artist

About Jasper Johns

Jasper Johns's ongoing stylistic and technical experimentation place him at the forefront of American art. His richly textured paintings of maps, flags, numbers, and targets laid the groundwork for Pop art, Minimalism, and Conceptual art. In New York in the 1950s, Johns was part of a community of artists, including Robert Rauschenberg, seeking an alternative to the emotional nature of Abstract Expressionism. Influenced by Marcel Duchamp, Johns's early work paired the concerns of craft with familiar concrete imagery. His interest in process also led to innovations in lithography, screen-printing, etching and woodblock, using such materials as pencil, pen, brush, crayon, wax, and plaster to constantly challenge the technical possibilities of printmaking.

American, b. 1930, Augusta, Georgia, based in New York, New York