Jasper Johns, ‘Figure 7, from Black Numeral Series’, 1968, Print, Lithograph, on Copperplate Deluxe paper, Christie's
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Figure 7, from Black Numeral Series, 1968

Lithograph, on Copperplate Deluxe paper
37 1/5 × 30 in
94.6 × 76.2 cm
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Signed and dated in pencil, numbered 64/70 (there were also ten artist's proofs), published by …

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Jasper Johns
American, b. 1930
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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.

Jasper Johns, ‘Figure 7, from Black Numeral Series’, 1968, Print, Lithograph, on Copperplate Deluxe paper, Christie's
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Signed and dated in pencil, numbered 64/70 (there were also ten artist's proofs), published by Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles, with their blindstamps and inkstamp on the reverse, with full margins, pale time staining, otherwise in good condition, framed
Image: 27 5/8 x 21 5/8 in. (702 x 549 mm.)
Sheet: 37 ¼ x 30 in. …

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Jasper Johns
American, b. 1930
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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.

Jasper Johns

Figure 7, from Black Numeral Series, 1968

Lithograph, on Copperplate Deluxe paper
37 1/5 × 30 in
94.6 × 76.2 cm
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