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Inscription

in graphite, lower left: TRIAL PROOF; lower right: J Johns '81, / [in another hand] [asterisk in a circle] / lower left verso: [asterisk in circle] / ALMOST COMPLETED / STANDARD / 1 BLACK WASH / 2 TRANS FLAT - TRANS + BLK / 3 TRANS COLORS / 4 ORANGE / BLK #2 / 5 RED/BLK #2 / YELLOW GREEN / 7 GREEN/BLK / 8 BLUE/BLK / 9 PURPLE/TRANS.

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.