Artist Book Editions



CATALOG NO. B42-2011
"Jasper's 72 Triangles"

Size Closed: 7-1/2" x 8-1/2" x 1/2" in case opens to 22" x 25-1/2" fully unfolded
Materials: Reduction linocut print with metal pigments on paper mounted on Tyvek with Mylar case
Edition of 40

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Copies are in private collections
Permanent collection - Oberlin College Fine Arts Library - Otis College of Art and Design, Library, Artist Book Collection - George Mason University - Denver Public Library, Douglas Fine Print Collection - SUNY Weschester, Artist Book Collection - Macalester College, DeWitt Wallace Library, Special Collections - SCAD Atlanta - Kenyon College

Book unfolded and in case

Jasper's 72 Triangles is an artist book inspired by the recent "Number" reliefs by Jasper Johns.

Starting with the concept of a single number in a discrete area, in this case a double-sided triangle, and then connecting 36 double-sided triangles together, the book-painting becomes dynamic by folding into many different configurations of triangles for display.

The work uses only the numbers of 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 and 0. Adding the displayed numbers together results in a sum that is a multiple of 12 or 36 or 72 in many of the possible triangle combinations.

A folding diagram is provided as an aid to returning the book to its correct folded state to fit into its Mylar case.

Jasper's 72 Triangles” was originally created as a unique book


fully folded