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Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco - De Young
Jasper Johns (American, b. 1930), made his first print, a lithograph, in 1960 at Universal Limited Art Editions (ULAE) in West Islip, New York. Johns has made prints continually since that time, frequently returning to ULAE but also working in lithography, screenprint, and etching at other fine art presses such as Gemini G. E.L. and Simca. This exhibition of approximately 45 prints celebrates the remarkable 45-year history of Johns's printmaking and will include Target (1960), Savarin (1977), The Seasons (1987), and Bushbaby (2004). Jasper Johns: 45 Years of Master Prints inaugurates the Anderson Gallery of Graphic Arts, a 1,500 square foot gallery dedicated to installations of modern and contemporary works on paper at the new de Young.