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JASPER JOHNS | USUYUKI

Guaranteed Property

Estimate:

2,500,000 to - 3,500,000 USD

Property from a Private New York Collection

JASPER JOHNS | USUYUKI

JASPER JOHNS | USUYUKI

Estimate:

2,500,000 to - 3,500,000 USD

Lot sold:

3,287,000

USD

Property from a Private New York Collection

JASPER JOHNS

b.1930

USUYUKI


signed, titled and dated 1979 + 1995 

watercolor, black ink, and colored ink on plastic

33 ⅛ by 51 ½ in. 84.1 by 130.8 cm.


Please note the loan of this work has been requested for the Whitney Museum of American Art’s upcoming Jasper Johns retrospective exhibition, Jasper Johns: Mind/Mirror, slated to open in September 2021.

To request a condition report for this lot, please contact Kelsey.Leonard@sothebys.com.

Please note that the loan of this work has been requested for the Whitney Museum of American Art’s upcoming Jasper Johns retrospective exhibition, Jasper Johns: Mind/Mirror, slated to open in September 2021.

Leo Castelli Gallery, New York (acquired in 1981) (LC# D97)

Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles

Robert and Marguerite Hoffman, Dallas (acquired in 1981)

Gagosian Gallery, New York

Thomas H. Lee and Ann Tenenbaum, New York (acquired from the above in 2005)

Jason McCoy Gallery, New York

Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York

Acquired by the present owner from the above in August 2009

David Shapiro, Jasper Johns: Drawings 1954-1984, New York 1984, n.p., pl. 134, illustrated in color, and p. 41 (text)

Exh. Cat., Minneapolis, Walker Art Center, Jasper Johns: Printed Symbols, 1990, p. 57 (text)

Michael Crichton, Jasper Johns, New York 1994, n.p., pl. 180, illustrated in color

Eileen Costello, ed., Jasper Johns: Catalogue Raisonné of Drawing, Volume 4, 1990-2001, New Haven and London 2018, pp. 172-73, no. D576, illustrated in color

Exh. Cat., New York, Fergus McCaffrey Gallery, Jasper Johns: Usuyuki, 2019, p. 54, pl. 13, illustrated in color

New York, Leo Castelli Gallery; and Los Angeles, Margo Leavin Gallery, Jasper Johns Drawings, 1970 - 1980, January - March 1981