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).
- Currently Off View
- Prints and Drawings
- Jasper Johns
- United States (Object made in)
- Lithograph from one stone in black on ivory wove paper
- Signed, recto, lower right, below image, in graphite: "J. Johns '60"; inscribed lower left, below image, in graphite: "artist's proof"
- 305 × 305 mm (image); 574 × 448 mm (sheet)
- 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
- Art © Jasper Johns/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY