Jasper Johns. Savarin. 1981

Jasper Johns Savarin 1981

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This print reuses lithographic plates from Savarin (1977). Here the brushfilled coffee can sculpture acts as a surrogate for the artist. Johns based this work on a lithographic self–portrait by the Norwegian artist Edvard Munch (1866–1944) in which Munch depicted a skeletal arm beneath his face. Johns's pays homage to Munch with the initials E. M. at the bottom right.

Gallery label from Focus: Jasper Johns, December 5, 2008–February 16, 2009.
Medium
Lithograph
Dimensions
composition: 39 7/8 x 29 9/16" (101.3 x 75.1 cm); sheet: 50 1/4 x 38 5/16" (127.6 x 97.3 cm)
Publisher
Universal Limited Art Editions, West Islip, New York
Printer
Universal Limited Art Editions, West Islip, New York
Edition
60
Credit
Gift of Celeste Bartos
Object number
6.1982
Copyright
© 2019 Jasper Johns and U.L.A.E. / Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY
Department
Drawings and Prints

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