Lot 1: Jasper Johns - Recent Still Life (Light Bulb) - 1968 - SIGNED
14 November 2016
Brooklyn , NY, USALive Auction
Description: "Recent Still Life (Light Bulb)" by Jasper Johns, 1968 Signed Lithograph. Paper size is 34 x 20 inches, with an image size of 32 x 19 inches. The Lithograph is from an unknown edition size. and is not framed. The condition was rated B: Very Good Condition, with signs of handling or age. Additional details: Hand signed and dated (2016) by Johns in black marker. Not numbered. Small tear is present in the lower left margin of the print, image is not affected. JASPER JOHNS-Recent Still Life. Lithograph, 1965-66. Printed by ULAE, West Islip, with the blind stamp lower left. A superb impression. Field 50. Johns' imagery derives from, as he put it, "things the mind already knows," leading to the use of wholly familiar icons in his work such as flags, targets, light bulbs and the like. Throughout his career, Johns included certain marks and shapes in his art that had very clear basis in actual, tangible items in the world rather than imagined items.
Condition Report: B: Very Good Condition, with signs of handling or age
Artist or Maker: Johns, Jasper