in graphite, lower left: 1/2 1ST ELEMENT 3RD STATE / [in another hand] 6-21-95; lower right: J Johns '95 / [in another hand] PLATE #1 3RD STATE 100% BLACK
Acquired by NGA in 2010 directly from the artist.
- Field, Richard. The Prints of Jasper Johns 1960-1993. New York: Universal Limited Art Editions: 1994.