For over 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 Paintings, Jasper Johns ranks among the finest Printmakers ever, and has been compared to Rembrant and Pablo Picasso. For Johns, Printmaking is a medium that encourages experimentation through the ease with which it allows for repeat endeavors. Jasper Johns' innovations in screen printing, lithography, and etching have revolutionized the field of Prints!
In 2007, The National Gallery of Art, acquired 1,700 Jasper Johns Prints comprised of Lithographs, Etchings, Relief Prints and Screenprints, including many Unique trial Proofs and Progressive Proofs. The National Gallery of Art 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, the Retrospective includes approximately 90 paintings, sculptures, drawings and prints. Jasper Johns, arguably the most important living Post War and Contemporary Artist, established two Auction records in May 2010, when the Artist's Flag Painting, from the Estate of Michael Crichton fetched $28,642,500, establishing an all time Auction record for the Artist. A new Post-War and Contemporary Print record was also set when Jasper Johns Savarin Monotype (ULAE S36) fetched $1,314,500., also from the Estate of Michael Crichton.
Jasper Johns record prices were also achieved for several of the Artist's Prints, including the 1974 Red, White & Blue Flags I Screenprint, ($842,500); his large, color Corpse & Mirror Screenprint ($242,500) and Between The Clock & The Bed ($98,500). In addition, the Jasper Johns Seasons Set of Four etchings with aquatint was the highest priced ($146,500) lot at Christie's April 2010 Print auction.
Jasper Johns Limited Edition Signed & Numbered Prints are in the Collections of: 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.