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

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  • A work made of lithograph from one stone in black on ivory wove paper.

Date:

1960

Artist:

Jasper Johns (American, born 1930)
printed by Robert Blackburn (American, 1920-2003)
published by Universal Limited Art Editions (American, founded 1955)

About this artwork

From this, his very first published print, Johns mapped out his proprietary approach to printmaking. Here it is exemplified by his straightforward crayon drawing, with smudging, and a few brushed touches of tusche (the liquid medium used in lithography to create wash effects).

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Jasper Johns

Title

Target

Place

United States (Object made in)

Date

1960

Medium

Lithograph from one stone in black on ivory wove paper

Inscriptions

Signed, recto, lower right, below image, in graphite: "J. Johns '60"; inscribed lower left, below image, in graphite: "artist's proof"

Dimensions

305 × 305 mm (image); 574 × 448 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

1982.938

Copyright

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

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