Jasper Johns. Flags. 1967–68, published 1968

Jasper Johns Flags 1967–68, published 1968

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Here Johns revisits a composition and creates something almost entirely new from it. Flags represents an experiment in perception: staring at the small circle in the center of the top image produces an afterimage of red, white, and blue over the bottom gray image. Then, working with leftover, rejected prints from the edition of Flags, Johns created Flags II, a highly expressive variation on the analytical approach of the initial print.

Gallery label from Focus: Jasper Johns, December 5, 2008–February 16, 2009.
Medium
Lithograph
Dimensions
composition (irreg.): 34 5/8 x 25 7/8" (87.9 x 65.7 cm); sheet (irreg.): 34 5/8 x 25 7/8" (87.9 x 65.7 cm)
Publisher
Universal Limited Art Editions, West Islip, New York
Printer
Universal Limited Art Editions, West Islip, New York
Edition
43
Credit
Gift of the Celeste and Armand Bartos Foundation
Object number
291.1968
Copyright
© 2019 Jasper Johns and U.L.A.E. / Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY
Department
Drawings and Prints

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