Jasper Johns, ‘Two Maps I (ULAE 23)’, 1966, Sotheby's

Property from the Collection of Catherine Woodard and Nelson Blitz, Jr.

Signed in white crayon, dated and numbered 20/30 (total edition includes six artist's proofs), on black Fabriano paper, with the blindstamp of the publisher, ULAE, West Islip, framed.

image: 654 by 533 mm 25 5/8 by 21 in
sheet: 846 by 674 mm 33 1/4 by 26 1/2 in

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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