Jasper Johns, ‘Figure 9 (ULAE 53)’, 1968, Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd.

Printed by Kenneth Tyler, James Webb


Signature: Signed & Dated in Pencil "J Johns '68" lower right Numbered in Pencil by the Artist from the edition of 70 lower left.

Publisher: Gemini G.E.L., 1968

Richard Field, The Prints of Jasper Johns 1960-1993: A Catalogue Raisonne, ULAE, New York, 1994, Jasper Johns Figure 9, 1968, Catalogue Reference ULAE 53, n.p., another impression reproduced in black and white.

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