In honor of his retrospective exhibitions at the Whitney Museum and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, a selection of available prints by renowned American artist Jasper Johns.
Since his first lithograph in 1960, made at the invitation of Tatyana Grosman, founder of Universal Limited Art Editions on Long Island, New York, he has made 343 editioned prints and more than two thousand unique proofs and monotypes in collaboration with master printers at studios on two continents. Nearly all feature motifs found in his most important paintings and sculptures or elaborate on those works themselves. Yet Johns's prints are never mere reproductions. They expand on ideas latent in his work in other media and constitute a labyrinthine parallel corpus that both summarizes his oeuvre and pressures it into new directions.