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  • Provenance

    Craig. F. Starr Gallery, New York
    Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2013

  • Literature

    Universal Limited Art Editions 4
    Jasper Johns: A Print Retrospective, exh. cat., The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1986, p. 58 (another example illustrated)

  • Artist Biography

    Jasper Johns

    American • 1930

    Jasper Johns is a painter and printmaker who holds a foundational place in twentieth century art history. Quoting the evocative gestural brushstroke of the Abstract Expressionists, Johns represented common objects such as flags, targets, masks, maps and numbers: He sought to explore things "seen and not looked at, not examined" in pictorial form.  Drawing from common commercial and 'readymade' objects, such as newspaper clippings, Ballantine Ale and Savarin Coffee cans, Johns was a bridge to Pop, Dada and Conceptual art movements.

    Beyond the historical significance, each work by Johns is individually considered in sensuous form. A curiosity of medium led him to employ a range of materials from encaustic and commercial house paint to lithography, intaglio and lead relief.

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Flag I (U.L.A.E. 4)

Lithograph, on Arches paper, with full margins.
I. 43.8 x 67.3 cm (17 1/4 x 26 1/2 in.)
S. 56.5 x 76.2 cm (22 1/4 x 30 in.)

Signed, dated and numbered 6/23 in pencil (there were also 6 artist's proofs), published by Universal Limited Art Editions, West Islip, New York (with their blindstamp), framed.

£50,000 - 70,000 

Sold for £50,400

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Evening & Day Editions

London Auction 21 January 2021