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Inscription

in graphite, lower left: TRIAL PROOF, lower right: J Johns '81 [in another hand] 2 -NEW- BLACK WASHES; lower left verso: [in another hand] 1 LIGHTER BLACK / 2 DARKER; lower right verso: CS WASH PLATE

Marks and Labels

blind stamp: © [chop of Gemini G.E.L.]; stamped in gray on verso: © Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles / STONY JOHNS INC.

Provenance

Acquired by NGA in 2010 directly from the artist.

Bibliography
1994
Field, Richard. The Prints of Jasper Johns 1960-1993. New York: Universal Limited Art Editions: 1994.