Jasper Johns, ‘Two Flags (50th Anniversary of the Whitney Museum)’, 1980, Alpha 137 Gallery Gallery Auction
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Jasper Johns

Two Flags (50th Anniversary of the Whitney Museum), 1980

Lithograph on heavy wove paper (unframed)
46 × 30 in
116.8 × 76.2 cm
Edition of 5000
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Alpha 137 Gallery Gallery Auction

This stunning, impressive, large vintage lithograph on white wove paper was designed by Pop Art …

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Stony Johns, Inc. and Gemini G.E.L.
Jasper Johns
American, b. 1930
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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.

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This stunning, impressive, large vintage lithograph on white wove paper was designed by Pop Art legend Jasper Johns to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the original Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. The American flag is one of Johns' most popular and enduring motifs. This work was published in a …

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Stamped with copyright mark and publisher's blindstamp
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Stony Johns, Inc. and Gemini G.E.L.
Jasper Johns
American, b. 1930
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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.

Jasper Johns

Two Flags (50th Anniversary of the Whitney Museum), 1980

Lithograph on heavy wove paper (unframed)
46 × 30 in
116.8 × 76.2 cm
Edition of 5000
.
Bidding closed
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