After Holbein (Associated Artists Against Torture)
- medium Lithograph in colors on Arches paper
- edition 39/150
- size 30.00w x 22.25h in
- created 1993
COA: This work comes with a certificate of authenticity from West Chelsea Contemporary.
Published by: ULAE, New York, pub.
Jasper Johns’ After Holbein was included in the 1993 Artists Against Torture portfolio alongside his contemporaries such as Antoni Tàpies and Donald Judd. In total 19 artists contributed to the portfolio, which served as a fundraiser for the non-profit organization Association for the Prevention of Torture.
Here, as the title suggests, Jasper Johns pays tribute to the 16th-century German painter and printmaker, Hans Holbein the Younger. Famous for his inclusion of illusion and symbolism in his portraits, Johns depicts a number of odes to the artist throughout his practice. Between 1993 and 1994 Johns’ created 3 other works that directly reference Hans Holbein the Younger such as in the present work which recalls an illusionistic Rorschach blot test.