Three Heads

1966–69
Artist Lester Johnson (American, 1919–2010)


Catalogue Raisonné

Balla 25

Dimensions

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.)

Accession Number

2001.552

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

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

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

Signed

Recto lower right in graphite pencil: Lester Johnson

Markings

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"

Provenance

The artist directly to Albert Merola Gallery (Universal Fine Objects), Provincetown, MA; purchased by MFA, September 2001.

Credit Line

Lee M. Friedman Fund

Copyright

Reproduced with permission. Courtesy, Albert Merola Gallery.