JASPER JOHNS HAND SIGNED, "Jasper Johns", 4.5 x 6.5, offset lithograph of "Target With Four Faces", 1955, museum quality double-matting, descriptive brass plaque, and framed in gold wood, to an overall size of 11 x 15. In fine condition.
Jasper Johns (born May 15, 1930) is an American painter, sculptor and printmaker associated with Abstract Expressionism, Neo-Dada, and Pop art.
For Johns the common shooting target is one of the many "things the mind already knows." Using familiar objects "gives me room to work on other levels," he has explained. Mounted above the target are four cutoff plaster casts, taken from a single model, which are presented as cropped, eyeless faces. Targets imply, or are instruments of, seeing across space (and seeing as an act of potential violence). The target also focuses attention on the theme of viewing.