Ventriloquist (ULAE 235), 1986
Color Lithograph from 11 Aluminum Plates on John Koller HMP Paper
41 1/4 x 29 inches
Edition of 69
Signed and Dated in Pencil "J Johns 86" lower right
Numbered in Pencil by the Artist from the Edition of 69 lower left.
Printed By Keith Brintzenhofe
Publisher Universal Limited Art Editions, 1986
Richard Field, The Prints of Jasper Johns 1960-1993: A Catalogue Raisonne, ULAE, New York, 1994, Jasper Johns Ventriloquist (ULAE 235), 1986, Catalogue Reference ULAE 235, n.p., another impression reproduced in black and white.
Joan Rothfuss, Past Things and Present: Jasper Johns since 1983, Walker Art Center, Minnesota, 2003, Jasper Johns, Ventriloquist (ULAE 235), 1986, Catalogue Reference 11, another impression reproduced full page color page 125.
Riva Castleman, ‘Jasper Johns’ in Seven Master Printmakers: Innovations in the Eighties, Exhibition Catalogue 1991, Museum of Modern Art, New York, Jasper Johns, Ventriloquist (ULAE 235), 1986, plate 85, another impression reproduced in color on page 39.
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
The Tate Gallery, London
The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
A pivotal Color Lithograph, Jasper Johns Ventriloquist features objects that Johns had collected along with images Johns also created, including a Double Flag image in green, black and orange taped to a wall, an image the Artist first created at ULAE in 1968.
This important Jasper Johns Print, created from 11 aluminum plates, also features a reference to a Barnett Newman lithograph at the upper right and two silhouette profiles facing each other, creating a vase shape that Johns has used in many other Prints and Paintings.
Jasper Johns Ventriloquist, is an extraordinary Color Lithograph included in numerous Museum Collections around the globe.