Skin with O'Hara Poem

A work made of lithograph in black from two stones on commercially printed off-white semi-transparent wove paper.

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  • A work made of lithograph in black from two stones on commercially printed off-white semi-transparent wove paper.

Date:

1963–65

Artist:

Jasper Johns (American, born 1930)
poetry by Frank O'Hara (American, 1926-1966)
printed by Zigmunds Priede and Ben Berns (American, born The Netherlands, 1936)
published by Universal Limited Art Editions (American, founded 1955)

About this artwork

In 1963, Johns began a series of prints that featured his own body parts as their principal imagery. As with Pinion, the artist spent more time than usual completing these prints. This print closely echoes a 1962 drawing, Study for Skin I. Prophetically, Johns included a poem by Frank O’Hara, who would die in 1966.

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Prints and Drawings

Artist

Jasper Johns

Title

Skin with O'Hara Poem

Origin

United States

Date

1963–1965

Medium

Lithograph in black from two stones on commercially printed off-white semi-transparent wove paper

Dimensions

539 x 839 mm (image); 559 x 863 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

1982.949

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