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Inscription

lower right, in graphite: J J '71; lower left, in graphite: WORKING PROOF 3 (INK, PENCIL, CRAYON ADDITIONS); above image, in red felt-tip pen: REDO; in left margin, in black felt-tip pen: [arrows spanning image with 38"]; in right margin, in graphite: PRINT A SMALL / EDITION IN BLACK / THEN REDO / [horizontal line] / RULER IS / IN WRONG PLACE / TOO LOW ON EDGE; in right margin, in red felt-tip pen: [circled and crossed out in black felt-tip pen] GET / ANGLE/ OF RULER / BEYOND / EDGE; in right margin, in black feltitip pen: THE POSITION / SHOULD BE / SUCH THAT / THE EDGE OF RULER / IS ON SAME / PLANE AS EDGE / OF CANVAS/ (BUT -- PERSPECTIVE); on image, in red felt-tip pen: [circled question mark] / [circled question mark]; on verso, lower left, in graphite: [unknown hand] 64 / JJ71-422 / R[illegible] 5R1738 96.942

Marks and Labels

blind stamp: © [chop of Gemini G.E.L.]; on verso, stamped in gray: GEMINI G.E.L. / LOS ANGELES, CALIF.

Provenance

Acquired by NGA in 2006 directly from the artist.

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