Lot 76: JASPER JOHNS, (AMERICAN, B. 1930), "SKETCH FROM UNTITLED II" FROM "CASTS FROM UNTITLED"
December 6, 2016
Philadelphia, PA, USALive Auction
(american, b. 1930)
"SKETCH FROM UNTITLED II"
from "casts from untitled"
1974, pencil signed and dated, numbered 30/50 (there were also 9 artist''s proofs), with full margins, Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles, publisher and with their blindstamps. Color lithograph on Japan.
image: 28 1/4 x 19 in. (71.8 x 48.3cm)
sheet: 36 1/2 x 25 3/4 in. (92.7 x 65.4cm)
[Gemini, 499; ULAE, 131]
ULAE calls for sheet measurements of 36 1/2 x 26 inches, whereas we observe sheet measurments of 36 1/2 x 25 3/4 inches. However, we do not observe evidence of the sheet being trimmed and presume the discrepency is a result of the nature of Japan paper.
With intermittment light brown staining in areas around the perimeter, possibly from previous framing. With occasional soft handling creases, for example an approx. 3 inch curving handling crease in the bottom margin at left, which is barely perceptible. With occasionl small fox marks, for example 2 in the upper left margin, 3 in the bottom left margin and 1 at upper margin at center right. Hinged to the support in 4 places at the reverse of the upper sheet edge (4-5 inches each). These show through slightly on the front of the sheet.
Otherwise in good, original condition.
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