Untitled (Five Nudes)
Artist Lester Johnson (American, 1919–2010)
57 x 76 cm (22 7/16 x 29 15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Lithograph on Arches wove paper
Not On View
The central figures in Untitled (Five Nudes) are modeled on the Three Graces, a well known Classical sculpture dating to the 3rd-Century B.C. Lester Johnson takes advantage of the painterly qualities of lithography to imbue his figures with sensuality. The print retains the immediacy of an impromptu sketch.
Recto lower left in graphite pencil: 7/15
Verso lower left in graphite pencil: 54
Recto lower right in graphite pencil: Lester Johnson
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.