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Untitled (Five Nudes)

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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...

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Inscription

Recto lower left in graphite pencil: 7/15 Verso lower left in graphite pencil: 54

Signed

Recto lower right in graphite pencil: Lester Johnson

Provenance

The artist directly to Albert Merola Gallery (Universal Fine Objects), Provincetown, MA; purchased by MFA, September 2001.

Credit Line

Lee M. Friedman Fund

Copyright

Reproduced with permission. Courtesy, Albert Merola Gallery.

1967

Catalogue Raisonné

Balla 59

Dimensions

57 x 76 cm (22 7/16 x 29 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

2001.553

Medium or Technique

Lithograph on Arches wove paper

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