Jasper Johns, ‘The Dutch Wives’, 1977, michael lisi / contemporary art

This screenprint from twenty-nine screens on Kurotani Kozo paper was created by the artist in 1977. Signed in pencil, dated and numbered, from the edition of 70 measuring 43 x 56 in. (109.2 x 142.2 cm.). (ULAE 187)

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