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Jasper JOHNS

United States of America born 1930

Target 1970 1971 Description: a multiple commissioned for The Museum of Modern Art's 'Technics and creativity: Gemini G.E.L.' exhibition catalogue
Place made: United States of America
Materials & Technique: prints, planographic, collage a two-colour offset lithograph with collage of watercolour pads and brush Support: thick smooth white card
Impression: not known
Edition: edition of 22500
Publisher: The Museum of Modern Art
Place Published: New York
Date Published: 1971

Edition Notes: From the small leaflet accompanying the exhibition catalogue: "This publication is produced in conjunction with 'Technics and creativity: Gemini G.E.L.', an exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art of selected prints and multiples by such leading artists as Josef Albers, Jasper Johns, Ellsworth Kelly, Roy Lichtenstein, Claes Oldenburg, Robert Rauschenberg and Frank Stella, published by Gemini at their workshop in California. The box contains a catalogue with 364 illustrations (20 in colour), an essay by Riva Castelman, Associate Curator of Prints at the Museum, and a catalogue raisonne of Gemini's complete production. Also included in the box is a 10.5 x 8.5-inch multiple by Jasper Johns, 'Target 1970', specially commissioned for this publication. A two-colour offset lithogrpah with a collage of watercolour pads and brush, the multiple invites you to collaborate with Jasper Johns in creating your own version of his Target."
Primary Insc: signature printed within image, grey ink, 'Jasper Johns and [blank space for additional name]'
Secondary Insc: title printed within image, black ink, 'Target 1970'
Dimensions: sheet 26.4 h x 21.4 w cm comp 22.7 h x 15.2 w cm
Acknowledgement: Gift of Kenneth Tyler, 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.260.1