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Jasper Johns

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
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Property from a Private New England Collection

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

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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
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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Property from a Private New England Collection

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

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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.

Medium
Print
Jasper Johns
American, b. 1930
Follow

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 (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
This is part of a limited edition set.
Bidding closed
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