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Two Maps I

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

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  • A work made of lithograph from one stone and one aluminum plate in gray on black wove paper.

Date:

1965–66

Artist:

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

About this artwork

Jasper Johns had no experience with printmaking until he began working with Tatyana Grosman in 1960 at the Universal Limited Art Editions workshop on Long Island (founded in 1957). He continually complicated the processes of printmaking, making them an integral part of his working scheme. The repeatable nature of printmaking afforded him the opportunity to retain each stage of his projects and rework or recontextualize images as he wished. By using and reusing motifs, like numbers and letters, he deflected attention away from his subjects and to his techniques, which allowed him and the viewer to visit each subject in various conditions: color or monochrome, hard papers or softer ones, and transparent or more opaque inks.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Jasper Johns

Title

Two Maps I

Origin

United States

Date

1965–1966

Medium

Lithograph from one stone and one aluminum plate in gray on black wove paper

Dimensions

845 × 675 mm

Credit Line

Purchased with funds provided by the Kunstadter Family Foundation

Reference Number

1982.952

Copyright

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

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