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Savarin

A work made of color lithograph from seventeen plates on off-white handmade twinrocker paper.

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  • A work made of color lithograph from seventeen plates on off-white handmade twinrocker paper.

Date:

1977

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

The Savarin can, which may be interpreted as a surrogate for Johns, debuted in his work as a painted bronze sculpture in 1960. This print was commissioned as the signature image for the artist’s 1977 retrospective exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art.

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Prints and Drawings

Artist

Jasper Johns

Title

Savarin

Origin

United States

Date

1977

Medium

Color lithograph from seventeen plates on off-white handmade Twinrocker paper

Dimensions

977 × 716 mm (image); 1143 × 889 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

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

Reference Number

1982.981

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