Jasper Johns, ‘Hand Signed Portrait’, 2008, Alpha 137: Prints and Exhibition Ephemera
Jasper Johns, ‘Hand Signed Portrait’, 2008, Alpha 137: Prints and Exhibition Ephemera
Jasper Johns, ‘Hand Signed Portrait’, 2008, Alpha 137: Prints and Exhibition Ephemera

Extremely rare card featuring portrait of the artist, hand signed and dated by Jasper Johns

Signature: Signed and dated 12 May 08 on the verso.

Signed by artist for the present owner.

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