Jasper Johns, Untitled (1977)

Artist: Jasper Johns (1930 - )
Title:Untitled (1977)
Medium:Color Silk-Screen in 9 screens
Image:9 in x 8 3/4 in
Sheet:10 in x 9 1/2 in
Framed:26.4 in x 26 in
Signature:unsigned
Condition:This work is in very good condition offering bright vibrant colors and full margins
ID #w-1330

Historical Description

Brilliantly colored and with an animated visual field, this work reflects John’s signature playful style and his keen interest in the placement and interaction between colors.    Created in 1977, this work was printed on Patapar printing parchment and published by Brooke Alexander, Inc., NY, as the Jasper Johns/Screenprints Catalogue cover. From an edition of 3,000, this piece retains its color integrity with bright and fresh colors and full margins—this work is in wonderful condition! Composed of green, orange, and purple, with white accents, this work possesses a collage appearance with subtle newspaper clippings in the background. These complimentary colors convey an immediate sense of balance, while still projecting a sense of active play and interaction. The gentle white highlights further emphasize the sense of depth created with the newspaper, and speak to Johns’ characteristic style of layering and multidimensional work. The interesting textural quality of the Patapar paper adds yet another dimension to the work, and the crisp full margins provide a satisfying sense of closure to the work.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
It is fully documented and referenced in the below catalogue raisonnés and texts (copies will be enclosed as added documentation with the invoices that will accompany the final sale of the work) :

1) Field, Richard. The Prints of Jasper Johns: A Catalogue Raisonne, listed as cat. no. S 13.

2) A Masterworks Fine Art, Inc. Certificate of Authenticity will be included with the sale of the work.

About the Framing:
Conservation framed with museum quality archival materials, this work is set in a crisp and modern gold frame. The simple stepped layers of the moulding accentuate the layers of colors within the work.  Framing is completed with white linen wrapped mattes, a matching gold inner fillet, and an archival Plexiglas cover.

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