Jasper Johns, ‘Land's End’, 1978, Print, Etching and sugarlift aquatint on paper, Rago/Wright
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Jasper Johns

Land's End, 1978

Etching and sugarlift aquatint on paper
42 × 29 1/2 in
106.7 × 74.9 cm
Edition 19/56
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Paired with Robert Rauschenberg

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Land’s End was inspired by a painting of the same name, created by Jasper Johns in 1963. Unlike the …

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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, ‘Land's End’, 1978, Print, Etching and sugarlift aquatint on paper, Rago/Wright
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Land’s End was inspired by a painting of the same name, created by Jasper Johns in 1963. Unlike the painting, in which the words red, yellow, and blue are obscured within a dark, muted background, the prints highlight the colors as prominently as the words themselves. Another print from this edition is part of the …

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Signed, dated and numbered
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

Land's End, 1978

Etching and sugarlift aquatint on paper
42 × 29 1/2 in
106.7 × 74.9 cm
Edition 19/56
.
Bidding closed
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