Jasper Johns. Savarin. 1977

Jasper Johns Savarin 1977

  • Not on view

This motif is based on John's lifesize bronze sculpture of a paintbrush–filled Savarin coffee can (1960). The composition was created first as a poster for a retrospective exhibition of his work, which explains its attention–getting scale. For the background, Johns used a fragment of a then–recent painting of crosshatched strokes. By showing the early sculpture and the painting together, he represented the span of his work at the time of the retrospective.

Gallery label from Focus: Jasper Johns, December 5, 2008–February 16, 2009.
Medium
Lithograph
Dimensions
composition (irreg.): 39 1/2 x 34 1/16" (100.3 x 86.5 cm); sheet: 45 1/2 x 34 5/8" (115.6 x 87.9 cm)
Publisher
Universal Limited Art Editions, West Islip, New York
Printer
Universal Limited Art Editions, West Islip, New York
Edition
50
Credit
Gift of Celeste Bartos
Object number
440.1977
Copyright
© 2019 Jasper Johns and U.L.A.E. / Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY
Department
Drawings and Prints

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