The Seasons Set (Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter) (ULAE 238-241), 1987
Set of four etchings with aquatint in colors on Somerset Paper
26 1/4 x 19 1/4 inches each
Edition of 73
Each Signed & Dated in Pencil "J Johns '87" lower right
Each Numbered in pencil lower right.
Printed By: John Lund, Hitoshi Kido, Craig Zammiello, Keith Brintzenhofe
Publisher: Universal Limited Art Editions, 1987, with their blindstamp
Richard Field, The Prints of Jasper Johns 1960-1993: A Catalogue Raisonne, ULAE, New York, 1994, Catalogue Reference ULAE 238-241, n.p., each reproduced in full-page color (other impressions of each reproduced).
Selected Museum Collections
The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
Gift of Judy & Kenneth Dayton, 1988 (1988.365)
Jasper Johns Spring (ULAE 238), from The Seasons Set
The Tate Gallery, London
Courtesy Judy & Kenneth Dayton 2004 (P12998)
Jasper Johns Summer (ULAE 239), from The Seasons Set
|Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles
General Acquisition Fund (M.88.77a)
Jasper Johns Winter (ULAE 241), from The Seasons Set
The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Gift of Emily Fisher Landau (607.1987.3)
Jasper Johns Spring (ULAE 240), from The Seasons Set
Jasper Johns Seasons: An Autobiographical Reflection
Jasper Johns Seasons is an autobiographical reflection of the Artist’s Life. Jasper Johns "assembled artifacts and seasonal symbols to narrate the stages of life and the periods of his career. Johns's "self-portrait" shadow, which recurs in all four of the paintings, was inspired by Picasso's painting The Shadow (1953). “
Specifically, the Jasper Johns Seasons includes key symbols and icons created by the Artist such as the American Flag, the Mona Lisa, George Ohr Pottery, as well as the Artist's homage to Pablo Picasso.
Jasper Johns, the most important living Post War and Contemporary Artist, established an all time Auction record in May 2010, when Flag sold for $28,642,500. In addition, Jasper Johns Seasons Set of Four etchings with aquatint was the highest priced lot at Christie's April 2010 Print auction.
The Jasper Johns Seasons Set of Four etchings with aquatint that Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd. is offering for sale is exceptionally fresh and bright and in overall excellent condition. Each Jasper Johns Seasons - Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter, was created to stand alone, but is clearly more desirable as a complete Set of Four as originally intended by the Artist.
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