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Pinion

A work made of lithograph in color, from two stones and one aluminum plate, on handmade italia white wove paper.

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  • A work made of lithograph in color, from two stones and one aluminum plate, on handmade italia white wove paper.

Date:

1963–1966

Artist:

Jasper Johns (American, born 1930)
printed by Ben Berns and Zigmunds Priede
published by Universal Limited Art Editions (American, founded 1955)

About this artwork

Johns created the gray portion of this print in 1963, originally intending it for a collaboration with Frank O’Hara. Later, he added a photographic detail from a 1965 painting entitled Eddingsville. While other artists, notably Robert Rauschenberg and Andy Warhol had already used photographic imagery in their prints, Johns was the first artist Mrs. Grosman allowed to use a photomechanically-made plate. Thus he entered a new phase of possibilities in image-making. Thereafter, he could simultaneously compare a drawn illusion with a reproduction of an image.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Jasper Johns

Title

Pinion

Origin

United States

Date

1963–1966

Medium

Lithograph in color, from two stones and one aluminum plate, on handmade Italia white wove paper

Dimensions

1023 × 713 mm (image/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

1982.950

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