Jasper Johns. Flag I. 1960

Jasper Johns Flag I 1960

  • Not on view

Johns has made dozens of interpretations of the American flag—in painting, drawing, metal relief, and printmaking. Flag I is his first printed rendering. He drew the image with broad strokes in the liquid medium of tusche, which accounts for the loose, fluid quality of the composition and its nearly unrecognizable form. Printed in rich black ink, this version exudes a somber, even morbid, tone.

Gallery label from Artistic Collaborations: 50 Years at Universal Limited Art Editions, January 17–May 21, 2007.
Medium
Lithograph
Dimensions
composition: 17 1/2 x 26 3/4" (44.5 x 67.9 cm); sheet: 22 1/4 x 30" (56.5 x 76.2 cm)
Publisher
Universal Limited Art Editions, West Islip, New York
Printer
Universal Limited Art Editions, West Islip, New York
Edition
23
Credit
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Armand P. Bartos
Object number
247.1962
Copyright
© 2021 Jasper Johns and U.L.A.E. / Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY
Department
Drawings and Prints

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