Jasper Johns, ‘Green Angel (ULAE 253)’, 1991, Sotheby's

Property from the Collection of Marion and Irving Apple

Signed in pencil, dated and numbered 18/46 (total edition includes 13 artist's proofs), on Barcham Green paper with the Jasper Johns watermark, with the blindstamp of the printer and publisher, ULAE, West Islip, New York, framed.

plate: 647 by 463 mm 25 1/2 by 18 1/4 in
sheet: 787 by 572 mm 31 by 22 1/2 in

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