Jasper Johns, ‘Target’, 1961, Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd.

Sold by Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd.


4 Amerikanere: Jasper Johns, Alfred Leslie, Robert Rauschenberg, Richard Stankiewicz, Moderna Museet,
Stockholm, March - August 1962, number 13. Traveled to Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Kunsthalle, Bern.
XXXII Esposizione Internazionale d'Arte-La Biennale de Venezia, Venice, June - October 1964, number 54.
Jasper Johns-Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture 1954-1964, December 1964, number 34. Illustrated.
Jasper Johns, Pasadena Art Museum, Pasadena, January - February 1965, number 46, illustrated.
Temporary loan, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, 1978-1986
American Painting in the 1950's and 1960's, The Museum of Modern Art, Shinga, July 22 - September 17, 1989, number 47, illustrated in color, page 88.
Jasper Johns: An Allegory of Painting, 1955 - 1965, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.,
January 28 - April 29, 2007; Kunstmuseum, Basel, June 2 - September 23, 2007

Weiss, Jasper Johns: An Allegory of Painting, 1955 - 1965, Yale University Press, 2007, Catalog # 43, p. 101, illustrated in color.

Stefan T. Edlis Collection, Chicago

About Jasper Johns

Jasper Johns's ongoing stylistic and technical experimentation place him at the forefront of American art. His richly textured paintings of maps, flags, numbers, and targets laid the groundwork for Pop art, Minimalism, and Conceptual art. In New York in the 1950s, Johns was part of a community of artists, including Robert Rauschenberg, seeking an alternative to the emotional nature of Abstract Expressionism. Influenced by Marcel Duchamp, Johns's early work paired the concerns of craft with familiar concrete imagery. His interest in process also led to innovations in lithography, screen-printing, etching and woodblock, using such materials as pencil, pen, brush, crayon, wax, and plaster to constantly challenge the technical possibilities of printmaking.

American, b. 1930, Augusta, Georgia, based in New York, New York