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Figure 3 from ‘Black Numeral Series’

Jasper Johns

Artwork Details

Figure 3 from ‘Black Numeral Series’
1968
Jasper Johns
lithograph on paper
37 3/16 x 30 1/8 in. (94.4 x 76.4 cm);39 x 32 3/16 in. (99.06 x 81.6 cm)
Gift of the Marvin Felheim Collection
1983/1.322

On Display

Not currently on display

Description

Subject Matter:

Johns developed the form for “Figure 3” from a commercial stencil, and transformed the everyday symbol into an art object. By representing a widely recognizable subject, he challenges the viewer to see something new and to question accepted conventions of representation.

Physical Description:

Lithograph with a large number “three” that dominates the composition outlined in black with areas of white outline on a taupe background with black squiggly lines throughout.

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