Jasper Johns

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1967–9

View this artwork by appointment, at Tate Britain's Prints and Drawings Rooms

Artist
Jasper Johns born 1930
Medium
Etching and drypoint on paper
Dimensions
Image: 125 x 210 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Purchased 1998
Reference
P78065

Display caption

Johns's earlier drawings and sculptures provide the subject matter for these prints. Starting from a photograph or drawing of the original work, he has extensively reworked and developed the motif using etching, drypoint and aquatint techniques. Johns underscores the metamorphosis that each image undergoes from one medium to another. In 1978 he noted, 'one does the same thing two ways and can observe the differences and samenesses - the stress the image takes in different media'.

Gallery label, August 2004