United States of America
The critic smiles
Collection Title: the 'Lead relief' series 1969
Title Notes: 012-001
Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Materials & Technique:
multiples, sheet lead relief with gold casting, tin reliefing and polystyrene Support: sheet lead relief with polystyrene and wood backing in an aluminum frame
Manufacturer's Mark: none
Impression: right to print proof
Edition: edition of 60 plus 10 artist's proofs; 2 trial proofs; right to print; 3 Gemini impressions
Publisher: GEMINI G.E.L.
Place Published: New York
Date Published: 1969
Edition Notes: Collaboration between Jasper Johns and Kenneth Tyler.
Processing and proofing by Kenneth Tyler.
Each work in the edition hand-signed and numbered by the artist
Primary Insc: signed and and dated centre, lead relief " J Johns '69 " [signed using an electric steel stylus]
Secondary Insc: embossed as part of central composition "THE CRITIC SMILES"
inscribed, upper right, "R.T.P." [inscribed using an electric steel stylus]
Tertiary Insc: hand-stamped in lead relief, lower right corner, Gemini chop
comp 58.6 h x 43.2 w cm framed 590 h x 440 w x 45 d mm
: Purchased 1973 Accession No
: NGA 73.1058 Image rights
: © Jasper Johns/VAGA. Licensed by Viscopy