Numbers from 1st etchings-2nd state (/40), 1967-1968
Etching with aquatint
26 x 19.68 in
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Jasper JOHNS (American, b.1930) Numbers from 1st Etchings-2nd State 1967-69 Etching with aquatint Edition of 40 Signed, dated and numbered in pencil by the artist Image: 4 3⁄4 x 3 11/16 inches (12 x 9.4 cm) Sheet: 26 x 19 11/16 inches (66 x 50 cm) Etching with aquatint printed in tones, from the portfolio of thirteen, a fine, fresh impression of the second state of two, the full sheet, printed on rough white laid Auvergne a la Main Richard de Bas hand-made paper, with margins, hand-signed, dated and numbered in pencil by the artist, executed in an edition of 40 (this is example #8 – there were also 9 Artist’s Proofs and 1 Printer’s Proof), printed by Master Printer Donn Steward, published by ULAE, West Islip, New York, in very fine condition, framed. Reference: Lorence, Susan with Susan Brundage, et.al.. Technique and Collaboration in the Prints of Jasper Johns. 1996, New York, Leo Castelli Gallery, p.63, n.p., no.10m, illustrated (another example). Field, Richard. The Prints of Jasper Johns 1960-1993: A Catalogue Raisonné, ULAE, New York, 1994, Catalogue Reference ULAE 90, n.p., another impression reproduced. Castleman, Riva. Jasper Johns: A Print Retrospective. 1986, New York, Museum of Modern Art, distributed by New York Graphic Society Books/Little, Brown & Co., catalogue entry, p.139. Sparks, Esther. Universal Limited Art Editions, A History and Catalogue: The First Twenty- Five Years. 1989, Chicago, The Art Institute of Chicago and New York, Harry N. Abrams, p.377, no.96, illustrated (another example). Washington, D.C.. National Gallery of Art, States and Variations: Prints by Jasper Johns, 11 March – 28 October 2007 (another example). New York, Leo Castelli Gallery, Jasper Johns Prints: 1960-1996, 19 October – 14 December 1996, (another example). New a, Museum of Modern Art, Jasper Johns: A Print Retrospective, 19 May – 19 August 1986, (the museum’s example) New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Prints by Four New York Painters: Helen Frankenthaler, Jasper Johns, Robert Motherwell, Barnett Newman, 15 December 1969 – 01 February 1970, nos.39-51 (another example - exhibited as part of a complete set) Examples from this edition can be found in the following permanent collections: Museum of Modern Art, New York Art Institute of Chicago Museum of Fine Arts, Boston National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Tate Gallery, London