This print, one of an edition of 49, was made through an etching process and printed on Hahnemuhle Copperplate paper. The composition mirrors the artist's painting Untitled, 1992–1993, an encaustic or hot wax painting on canvas. This work was featured in the artist's retrospective at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City. For the works in that retrospective, Johns combined imagery from myriad personal sources, including the floor plan of his grandfather's house and references to the artist's previous works: Green Angel, Face with Watch and The Seasons, among others.
Jasper Johns was among the very first artists invited by ULAE founder Tatyana Grosman to work in ULAE's studio. This artist created his first editions in 1960, and ULAE continues to publish his editions today. Johns has become a master of both lithography and etching processes.
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Jasper Johns is an internationally renowned artist whose work stands as an important bridge between abstract expressionism, pop and minimal art. Printmaking has long been an important part of the artist's practice, and he has employed both lithography and etching over the course of his career. Subjects of Johns' printmaking work are varied, ranging from the seasons, creative reinterpretations of Holbein, and curious faces and features combined with everyday objects.