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center on plate: The Critic Smiles; incised lower center: J Johns / '69; incised lower left corner: Gemini III

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stamped lower left: [Gemini G.E.L.]; printed center verso on adhered label: Gemini G.E.L. / 8221 Melrose Avenue / Los Angeles, California / U.S.A. / Artist Jasper Johns / Title The Critic Smiles / Print number JJ69-218 / Size 23 x 17

Provenance

Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles, California; acquired 1985 by the National Gallery of Art

Associated Names
Gemini G.E.L.
Exhibition History
1984
Gemini G.E.L.: Art and Collaboration, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Seattle Art Museum, Washington; Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri; Terra Museum of American Art, Evanston, Illinois; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, California; National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan; Yonago City Museum, Japan; Machida City Museum of Graphics Art, Japan, 1984-1989, no. 66.
Bibliography
1966
Gemini G.E.L. Sequence List. Los Angeles, California: Gemini G.E.L., unpublished, no. 130.
1970
Field, Richard S. Jasper Johns: Prints 1960-1970. New York: Praeger Publishers, 1970, no. 119.
1994
Field, Richard S. The Prints of Jasper Johns, 1960-1993: A Catalogue Raisonné. West Islip, New York: Universal Limited Art Editions, 1994, no. 73.
2011
Ritchie, Charles. Gemini G.E.L. Online Catalogue Raisonné. Washington, D.C.: National Gallery of Art, 2011, no. 26.26. http://www.nga.gov/gemini
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