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This a rendition of the famous vase and faces image, that plays with positive and negative space, and plays a trick on the eye. The trick here also is that the faces are of Picasso. * * Artist: Jasper JohnsSignature: In the plateTitle: Cup 2 PicassoMedium: Lithograph on paperDate: 1973Sheet size: 10 1/2 x 15 3/8 inchesCondition: Excellent * Picasso, who was a tremendous influence on Jasper Johns, dies in 1973, and the artist did this work in tribute to him. * Biography: * Jasper Johns (1930 - ) has for nearly three decades played a central role in contemporary American art, producing paintings, drawings, and prints of exceptional stature. Having achieved a commanding position as a painter in the tumultuous New York art scene of the late 1950s, Johns began to work in lithography at Tatyana Grosman's Universal Limited Art Editions in 1960. The resulting prints demonstrated for the first time in this medium the vitality of the new American art. For Johns, printmaking has continued to be an important part of his total creative output-as it was for such other major modern artists as Munch and Picasso. There is little question that he has contributed more, qualitatively, than any living artist to the printed form of art. * Castelman, "Jasper Johns: A Print Retrospective," The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1986. *