Jasper Johns, ‘Technics and Creativity: Gemini G.E.L.’, 1971, ArtWise

Special edition box set created for the 'Technics and Creativity: Gemini GEL' exhibition held at the Museum of Modern Art in 1971. The set includes an exhibition catalog featuring 364 illustrations of works from the exhibit and a 10.5" x 8.5" multiple of Jasper Johns' "Target, 1970". The multiple comes with a brush and watercolors, allowing the "Target" to be painted. The set is housed in a white plastic box, hinged on the left-hand side and with the words title and Gemini G.E.L.'s logo in raised lettering on the cover.

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