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Usuyuki

A work made of offset lithograph tripych, printed from 10 plates on hand-fed proofing press on one sheet of white wove paper.

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  • A work made of offset lithograph tripych, printed from 10 plates on hand-fed proofing press on one sheet of white wove paper.

Date:

1979

Artist:

Jasper Johns (American, born 1930)
printed by Bill Goldston, James V. Smith, Thomas Cox
published by Universal Limited Art Editions (American, founded 1955)

About this artwork

Usuyuki has many meanings in Japanese: a light snow, something that passes quickly, or a Kabuki play that tells a love story. Here, striking developments are apparent in Johns’s printmaking. The influence of the artist’s work in screenprinting can be seen in the multiple layers of transparent ink used to achieve a substantial surface, and the use of the offset press, which allowed for more layers of ink than a hand press, is apparent in the print’s overall subtlety.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Jasper Johns

Title

Usuyuki

Origin

United States

Date

1979

Medium

Offset lithograph tripych, printed from 10 plates on hand-fed proofing press on one sheet of white wove paper

Dimensions

697 × 1122 mm (image); 874 × 1278 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

U.L.A.E. Collection acquired through a challenge grant of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Dittmer; purchased with funds provided by supporters of the Department of Prints and Drawings; Centennial Endowment; Margaret Fisher Endowment Fund

Reference Number

1983.568

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