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Jasper Johns original silkscreen, 1977
Jasper Johns original silkscreen 1977


Item Code: 7727

Medium: original silkscreen. Printed from nine separate screens by Simca Print Artists of New York on Patapar parchment paper in an edition of 3000, and published by Brooke Alexander. The catalogue reference number is Field 14. Jasper Johns executed this piece especially for the paper dustjacket cover of the Field catalogue raisonné, issued in 1977. Size: 9 5/8 x 10 1/8 inches (250 x 260 mm). Not signed.

Although 3000 were printed in 1977, it is not known how many survive today. The special parchment paper chosen by the artist was very attractive but not particularly suited to endure the test of time, as it often darkens and becomes brittle with age. This impression is in the best condition I have ever seen of this work, with full margins and only minimal toning. The catalogue itself is also included to demonstrate provenance. A lucky find!