Jasper Johns, ‘Cicada II (ULAE 214)’, 1981, Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd.
Jasper Johns, ‘Cicada II (ULAE 214)’, 1981, Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd.

Printed By Kenjiro Nonaka, Hiroshi Kawanishi, Takeshi Shimada


Series: Crosshatch

Signature: Signed & dated in Pencil "J Johns 79-81" lower right Numbered in pencil lower left.

Publisher: Jasper Johns and Simca Print Artists, Inc., 1981

Richard Field, The Prints of Jasper Johns 1960-1993: A Catalogue Raisonne, ULAE, New York, 1994, Jasper Johns Cicada II (ULAE 214), 1981, Catalogue Reference ULAE 214, n.p., another impression reproduced in full-page color.

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