For six decades, Jasper Johns has been Internationally recognized for his iconic Paintings, Drawings and Prints of Targets, Maps, Numbers, and Alphabets, right after The Museum of Modern Art acquired Jasper Johns' breakthrough American Flag Painting in 1958.
Renowned for his masterful Paintings, Jasper Johns ranks among the world's finest Printmakers and is often compared to Pablo Picasso and Rembrandt. For Jasper Johns, Printmaking encourages experimentation through the ease with which it allows him to persue new directions. Jasper Johns innovatiive contributions to screenprints, etchings, linocuts and lithography have revolutionized the field of Prints; incredibly, over six decades Jasper Johns has created more than 400 Limited Print Editons plus scores of Unique impressions, including trial proofs, monotypes, progresive proofs, etc.
In 2007, The National Gallery of Art, acquired 1,700 Jasper Johns Prints comprised of lithographs, etchings, relief prints and screenprints, including Unique Trial Proofs and progressive proofs. The National Gallery of Art now boasts the largest, comprehensive repository of Jasper Johns' extraordinary six decade Print career.
Ranging across Johns's entire career—from his breakthrough paintings of the 1950s, which paved the way for the subsequent development of Pop art and Minimalism, Jasper Johns has had numerous Museum Retrospectives throughout his career, including Retrospectives of Paintings, Drawings, Prints as well as a host of other themes; recent highlights include the landmark 1997 Retrospective at The Museum of Modern Art, curated by Kirk Varnedoe and the breathtaking 2008 Jasper Johns Gray at The Art Institute of Chicago and The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Currently, Jasper Johns has two solo Museum Exhibitions. Jasper Johns Regrets, currently at the Courtauld Gallery London, features a recent Series of 20 paintings, watercolors, pastels and prints; the exhibition originated at The Museum of Modern Art. Ann Tempkin, MoMA chief curator of painting and sculpture, stated Jasper Johns Regrets Series "opens a window to Johns’ creative process.“ Jasper Johns Picture Puzzles currently at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, a survey of 25 works created over 6 decades. Jasper Johns and John Lund: Masters in the Print Studio, an Exhibition highlighting a 30 year collaboration of 70 Print Editions created by Jasper Johns and John Lund, a Master Printer since 1973, recently closed at The Mattatuck Museum.
Jasper Johns, arguably the most important living Post War and Contemporary Artist, established an Auction record November 2014, when the Artist's Flag, fetched $36 million at Sotheby's, establishing an all time Auction world record for the Artist. A new Post-War and Contemporary Print record was also set when Jasper Johns Savarin Monotype (ULAE S36) fetched $1.3 million, from the Estate of Michael Crichton.
Jasper Johns Limited Edition Prints can be found in numerous Museum Collections around the world, including: The
Museum of Modern Art, New York; The
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Smithsonian American Art Museum Washington, D.C. and The Art Institute of Chicago.
View the Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd., selection of iconic Jasper Johns Prints from the Artist’s Flags, Maps, Targets, Numbers, Savarin, Crosshatch and Seasons Series. These Jasper Johns Prints represent the Artist's best collaborations with important Print Publishers, including Universal Limited Art Editions (U.L.A.E.), Simca, Petersburg Press, Inc., Low Road Studios and Gemini G.E.L.