Artist Lester Johnson (American, 1919–2010)
Sheet: 56.5 x 76.2 cm (22.25 x 30 in.); Platemark: 45 x 60.3 cm (17 11/16 x 23 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Lithograph, printed in black over blue ink, on Rives wove paper prepared with transparent blue acrylic wash, unique variant
Not On View
Recto lower left in graphite pencil: artist's proof
Recto lower right in graphite pencil: 1966-69
Verso upper right--label attached with two strips of masking tape, text written in pen and black ink: "THREE HEADS - BLUE" / 1966-69 / MIXED MEDIA [crossed out] / 22 x 30" / $1 600.00 [crossed out] / LITHO + ACRILIC / $250.00 [crossed out]
in another hand in gaphite pencil: 2228c
Recto lower right in graphite pencil: Lester Johnson
Verso upper left stamped in red ink-- the artist's stamp refering to the studio fire, March 1967. A double oval with "FIRE / L. J. / 3/67"
The artist directly to Albert Merola Gallery (Universal Fine Objects), Provincetown, MA; purchased by MFA, September 2001.
Lee M. Friedman Fund
Reproduced with permission. Courtesy, Albert Merola Gallery.