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Watchman

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

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  • A work made of lithograph in black on ivory paper.

Date:

1967

Artist:

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

About this artwork

Jasper Johns was one of several American artists who, during the 1960s, made the familiar and commonplace the subjects of their work. In paintings, sculptures, and prints, he has explored favorite images, including targets, letters, numerals, and flags. The lithograph 0 through 9 shows these numbers imposed on a field of red, yellow, and blue. Forced to disentangle the numbers from one another, the viewer not only creates a kind of cinematic sequence of them but also becomes aware of the abstract nature of numbers as forms.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Jasper Johns

Title

Watchman

Place

United States (Artist's nationality)

Date

1967

Medium

Lithograph in black on ivory paper

Dimensions

Image: 13.2 × 26 cm (5 1/4 × 10 1/4 in.); Sheet: 33 × 42 cm (13 × 16 9/16 in.)

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

1982.962h

Copyright

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

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