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Corpse and Mirror

A work made of lithograph on black wove paper.
Art © Jasper Johns/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY

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  • A work made of lithograph on black wove paper.

Date:

1976

Artist:

Jasper Johns (American, born 1930)
printed by Bill Goldston and James V. Smith
published by Universal Limited Art Editions (American, founded 1955)

About this artwork

This complex print is filled with art historical references, a working mode that continues to inform Johns’s art. The folded composition (six panels, each of which is book-matched to its neighbor), refers to the Surrealist parlor game Exquisite Corpse, in which each player draws part of a figure on a piece of paper folded to mask the other players’ drawings.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Jasper Johns

Title

Corpse and Mirror

Origin

United States

Date

Made 1976

Medium

Lithograph on black wove paper

Dimensions

700 × 930 mm (image); 780 × 1005 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

U.L.A.E. Collection acquired through a challenge grant of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Dittmer; purchased with funds provided by supporters of the Department of Prints and Drawings; Centennial Endowment; Margaret Fisher Endowment Fund

Reference Number

1983.565

Copyright

Art © Jasper Johns/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY

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