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Phillips

Property from a Private New England Collection

Image: 44 x 28 3/4 in. (111.8 x 73 cm)
Sheet: 50 x 33 1/2 in. (127 x 85.1 cm)

Signed, dated and numbered 38/51 in pencil (there were also 11 artist's proofs), published by Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles, framed.

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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.

High auction record
$36.0m, Sotheby's, 2014
Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields
Selected exhibitions
2019
Jasper Johns: Recent Paintings & Works on PaperMatthew Marks Gallery
2018
Fragment According to WhatGemini G.E.L. at Joni Moisant Weyl
2017
PrintsGalerie Lelong & Co.
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Two Flags (Whitney Anniversary), 1980

Lithograph in colors, on Arches 88 paper, with full margins
50 × 33 1/2 in
127 × 85.1 cm
Edition 38/51 + 11AP
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P
Phillips

Property from a Private New England Collection

Image: 44 x 28 3/4 in. (111.8 x 73 cm)
Sheet: 50 x 33 …

Medium

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.

High auction record
$36.0m, Sotheby's, 2014
Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields
Selected exhibitions (3)
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