Jasper Johns. Green Angel 2. 1997

Jasper Johns Green Angel 2 1997

  • Not on view

Johns has looked to other artists for motifs and patterns to serve as compositional elements in his own work. While many of his references have been identified—from work of the modern master Pablo Picasso to that of Matthias Grünewald of the Renaissance—here Johns presents a shape traced from an unnamed work. He decided not to make the source known because it might hamper spontaneous responses. To date, the Green Angel motif has appeared in over forty paintings, drawings, and prints.

Gallery label from Focus: Jasper Johns, December 5, 2008–February 16, 2009.
Etching and aquatint
composition: 40 11/16 x 18 7/16" (103.4 x 46.8 cm); sheet: 48 1/16 x 24 7/8" (122 x 63.2 cm)
Universal Limited Art Editions, West Islip, New York
Universal Limited Art Editions, West Islip, New York
Gift of Emily Fisher Landau
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© 2019 Jasper Johns and U.L.A.E. / Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY
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