Jasper Johns, ‘Figure 9’, 1969, Heritage Auctions
Jasper Johns, ‘Figure 9’, 1969, Heritage Auctions
Jasper Johns, ‘Figure 9’, 1969, Heritage Auctions

Condition Report: Cockling to paper; large horizontal crease along upper right edge. Hinged on all four corners making examination of the back impossible. Framed under glass. Framed Dimensions 43.75 X 36.5 Inches

Signature: Signed, numbered, and dated in red pencil in lower margin, with publisher's chop

Image rights: Courtesy of Heritage Auctions

Publisher: Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles

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