colour screen print on paper
89 x 69,5 cm (35 x 27 3/8 in.)
signed and dated lower right, numbered '52/70' lower left Edition of 70 + 9 A.P.
The intense colourfulness of "Target" is due to the use of 27 screens - technically speaking, this colour screen print thus resembles the complexity and multi-layeredness of Johns' paintings executed in encaustic. Here, Johns deliberately cites this irregular surface character of his paintings and adds new dimensions to the flatness of the print, so that at first glance they seem like paintings on paper. "Target" from 1974 is one of the most visually powerful and complex prints Johns has published in the six decades he has been creating limited edition prints.