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Figure 3 from 'Black Numeral Series'

Accession Number
1983/1.322

Title
Figure 3 from 'Black Numeral Series'

Artist(s)
Jasper Johns

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date
1968

Medium & Support
lithograph on paper

Dimensions
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)

Credit Line
Gift of the Marvin Felheim Collection

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.

Primary Object Classification
Print

Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary

Rights
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Keywords
Neo-Dada
Pop (fine arts styles)
modern and contemporary art
numbers
numerals

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