Jasper Johns, ‘Savarin 2 (Wash and Line) ULAE 192’, 1978, Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd.


Series: Savarin

Signature: Signed and dated in pencil, numbered in pencil. published by ULAE, West Islip, New York, with their blindstamp

Publisher: U.L.A.E.

Another impression included Jasper Johns and Edvard Munch: Love, Loss and the Cycle of Life, Munch Museum, Oslo, until 25 September and at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts from 19 November until 20 February 2017.

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