JOIN OUR MAILING LIST

Sign up to receive regular updates, curated lists, catalogues, and information about fairs and events.

JOHNS, Jasper

Four Panels from Untitled 1972

Stock Code
100821
1972
£60,000

Like much of Johns's work in lithography, Four Panels from Untitled relates to a painting on canvas to which objects have been affixed. The cross-hatchings, used here for the first time and so named by Johns, and the flagstone patterns are interrelated in the way they came into being. Both were seen from a car window; the former derived from designs the artist saw fleetingly on a car on the Long Island Expressway. The flagstone pattern he also glimpsed briefly on a painted wall in Harlem. When he returned to photograph the site, he could not find it, so recreated it from memory. Johns was partial to both these motifs, although he employed the cross-hatching more expansively. 'It had all the qualities that interest me—literalness, repetitiveness, an obsessive quality, order with dumbness, and the possibility of complete lack of meaning. They become very complex with the possibilities of gesture and

Read more.
ASK A QUESTION

Description

The complete set of four lithographs printed in colors with embossing, 1973-74, each signed in pencil, inscribed 'A/D', 'B/D', 'C/D' and 'D/D' respectively and numbered from the edition of 45 (total edition includes ten artist's proofs), the first dated, on Laurence Barker handmade paper, with the blindstamp of the printer and publisher, Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles, sheets: 104 x 74 cm.

Bibliography

Stock ID:100821

Buy another copy / Sell your copy

If you have a specific question about this book, please complete the form below.
For general enquires contact us
SUBMIT YOUR QUESTION

Contact us for more information about Art & Architecture

+44 (0)20 7493 0876