Jasper Johns. False Start I. 1962

Jasper Johns

False Start I

1962

Medium
Lithograph
Dimensions
composition (irreg.): 17 11/16 x 13 7/8" (45 x 35.2 cm); sheet: 29 15/16 x 22 1/4" (76 x 56.5 cm)
Publisher
Universal Limited Art Editions, West Islip, New York
Printer
Universal Limited Art Editions, West Islip, New York
Edition
38
Credit
Gift of the Celeste and Armand Bartos Foundation
Object number
354.1962
Copyright
Art © Jasper Johns and U.L.A.E. / Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY Published by U.L.A.E.
Department
Drawings and Prints
This work is not on view.
Jasper Johns has 354 works  online.
There are 21,456 prints online.

In this work Johns plays with perceptual cues, posing the linguistic against the visual by mismatching the words for colors with the inks they are printed in—for example, writing the word "yellow" in blue ink. Johns printed a second composition in grays and black using the same stones, a strategy that became one of his common practices in printmaking.

Gallery label from Artistic Collaborations: 50 Years at Universal Limited Art Editions, January 17–May 21, 2007

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