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Jasper Johns (American, b. 1930) Target with Four Faces

Auction: American & European Works of Art - 3010BLocation: BostonDate / Time: May 19, 2017 12:00PM


Jasper Johns (American, b. 1930)

Target with Four Faces, 1979, edition of 88 plus proofs, published by Petersburg Press, New York and London (Field/ULAE, 203). Signed and dated "J Johns '79" in pencil l.r., numbered "43/88" in pencil l.l. Color etching and aquatint on paper, plate size 23 1/2 x 18 1/4 in. (59.6 x 46.3 cm),framed.
Condition: Full margins with deckled edges, gentle rippling, floated within the mat (one hinge possibly loose),not examined out of frame.
Estimate $15,000-25,000

The colors are fresh and bright, though perhaps not as "primary" as the images indicate. Due to scale, the work cannot be examined out of frame without risking damage. However, the sheet is floated in the frame so all edges are visible. The upper right hinge has likely slipped so that the l.r. corner of the sheet is resting on the mat edge. No additional issues to report. Outer frame dimensions are 36 x 28 inches.

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