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Jasper Johns

Two Flags (Whitney Museum of American Art 50th Anniversary), 1979-1980

Lithograph on heavy wove paper
46 × 30 in
116.8 × 76.2 cm
Edition of 5000
This is part of a limited edition set.
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In 1980, Jasper Johns returned to the flag as a subject in his printmaking to create a …

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In 1980, Jasper Johns returned to the flag as a subject in his printmaking to create a commemorative lithograph for the Whitney Museum of American Art's 50th anniversary. He selected the subject in part due to the anniversary gift to the museum of the artist's encaustic on canvas painting Three Flags from …

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Signed and dated.
Publisher
Stony Johns, Inc., and Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles
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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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In 1980, Jasper Johns returned to the flag as a subject in his printmaking to create a …

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In 1980, Jasper Johns returned to the flag as a subject in his printmaking to create a commemorative lithograph for the Whitney Museum of American Art's 50th anniversary. He selected the subject in part due to the anniversary gift to the museum of the artist's encaustic on canvas painting Three Flags from …

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Signature
Signed and dated.
Publisher
Stony Johns, Inc., and Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles
Image rights
Courtesy of Heritage Auctions
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 (Whitney Museum of American Art 50th Anniversary), 1979-1980

Lithograph on heavy wove paper
46 × 30 in
116.8 × 76.2 cm
Edition of 5000
This is part of a limited edition set.
Bidding closed
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