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Savarin

A work made of color lithograph on white wove paper.
Art © Jasper Johns/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY

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  • A work made of color lithograph on white wove paper.

Date:

1977–81

Artist:

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

About this artwork

This variation on the Savarin theme evokes Edvard Munch’s masterful self-portrait in lithography (see 1963.281). The letters “E. M.”, at lower right, directly refer to him. As in the Munch print, Johns has included a ghostly arm in the bottom panel of the composition. The key difference, however, is that Johns has used the Savarin can in place of his own likeness.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Jasper Johns

Title

Savarin

Place

United States (Artist's nationality)

Date

1977–1981

Medium

Color lithograph on white wove paper

Dimensions

Image: 101 × 75 cm (39 13/16 × 29 9/16 in.); Sheet: 128 × 97 cm (50 7/16 × 38 1/4 in.)

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

1982.411

Copyright

Art © Jasper Johns/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY

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