Jasper Johns, Flag, 1969


Signed Jasper Johns lithograph, Flag, 1969

View More Images

Artist:Jasper Johns (1930 - 9999)

Title:Flag, 1969

Medium:Offset Color Lithograph

Image Size:26 in x 17 1/4 in (66 cm x 31.1 cm)

Sheet Size:28 1/2 in x 20 1/3 in (72.4 cm x 52.2 cm)

Framed Size:43 3/4 in x 36 in (111.1 cm x 91.4 cm)

Signature:Hand-signed by Jasper Johns (Augusta, 1930 - ) in pencil in the lower right margin and signed in the stone in the lower right margin '© Jasper Johns, 1969.'

Condition:This work is in excellent condition

Contact Us:1-800-805-7060

Gallery Price:
SOLD
Item # 3272
 
Have One To Sell?

Historical Description of this artwork


In 1969, the Leo Castelli Gallery of Los Angeles commissioned Jasper Johns to produce a poster for the National Vietnam Moratorium. This work exemplifies the image that Johns created to evoke his disgust with America’s involvement in the Vietnam War. Johns’ prior depictions of the American Flag were filled with rich national pride; the flag was exuberantly depicted in red, white, and blue. This flag, however, appears toxic and sickly, with off-putting hues of green, orange, and black in place of the red, white, and blue. The splotchy green utilized in the stripes bares a strong resemblance to camouflage while the white hole in the center brings to mind a bullet hole, as if the flag has been shot through. This powerful piece was created during one of the most tumultuous and violent periods in American history. By applying subtle changes to perhaps the most iconic American image, Johns brought awareness to the horrors of the Vietnam War.
Created in 1969, this work was printed on wove paper and published by the Committee Against the War in Vietnam. This piece is numbered from the edition of 300 in pencil in the lower left margin and hand-signed by Jasper Johns (Augusta, 1930 – ) in pencil in the lower right margin. Also signed in the stone in the lower right margin ‘© Jasper Johns, 1969.’

Documented and Illustrated in:
1) Field, Richard. The Prints of Jasper Johns: A Catalogue Raisonne, listed and illustrated as cat. no. S5.

About the Framing:
Museum grade conservation framed in a complementary moulding with silk mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

What Do I Get With My Purchase?

The Certificate of Authenticity accompanies this work, guaranteeing its authenticity for as long as you own it.

All catalogue raisonné and historical documentation is included with your purchase.

Learn more

Request Invitation:

We have openings for a few new members each day. Members receive exclusive offers on our entire inventory. Join Now!


Style:

Why Johns?

Sell Your Johns

Sell your Johns fine art with us. We offer free evaluations.

Artistic Styles of Johns

Jasper Johns Complete Biography

About Us

Masterworks Fine Art

Masterworks Fine Art strives to be the best source of fine art for our clients and collectors all over the world. We also want to be an educational resource to the artcommunity. We have educational fine art material for students and researchers, and we will continue to donate fine art to charities. You can see some of our donationsmade by Masterworks Fine Art. We believe the most direct way to accomplish this is byestablishing a lifetime of personal and professional relationships with our clients. More About Us »


Jasper Johns (1930-9999)

Jasper Johns Biography

Jasper Johns has for nearly three decades played a central role in contemporary American art, producing paintings, drawings, and prints of exceptional stature. Having achieved a commanding position as a painter in the tumultuous New York art scene of the late 1950s, Johns began to work in lithography at Tatyana Grosman's Universal Limited Art Editions in 1960. The resulting prints demonstrated for the first time in this medium the vitality of the new American art. For Johns, printmaking has continued to be an important part of his total creative output-as it was for such other major modern artists as Munch and Pablo Picasso. There is little question that he has contributed more, qualitatively, than any living artist to the printed form of art. Castelman, "Jasper Johns: A Print Retrospective," The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1986.

Raisonne Title

< ?php if (get_field('reference') !="") { ?>

< ?php } ?>

< ?php if (get_field('dimension') != "") { ?>

< ?php } ?>

< ?php if (get_field('edition') != "") { ?>

< ?php } ?>

< ?php if (get_field('series') != "") { ?>

< ?php } ?>

< ?php if (get_field('printer') != "") { ?>

< ?php } ?>

< ?php if (get_field('publisher') != "") { ?>

< ?php } ?>

< ?php if (get_field('style') != "") { ?>

< ?php } ?>

Artist< ?php the_field('artist_name'); ?>

Title:< ?php the_title(); ?>

Reference< ?php the_field('reference');?>

Medium:< ?php the_field('medium'); ?>

Sheet Size< ?php the_field('dimension'); ?>

Edition< ?php the_field('edition'); ?>

Series< ?php the_field('series'); ?>

Printer< ?php the_field('printer'); ?>

Publisher< ?php the_field('publisher'); ?>

Style< ?php the_field('style'); ?>
x

Inquire

To inquire about this particular artwork, please fill out the following form:
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
x
Shipping Informatoin

Custom Packing and Insured Shipping
Expert custom packaging and insured shipping guarantees the safety of your work and the security of your investment while in transit.
We typically ship using FedEx, as they assume full insurance for door-to-door transit of your artwork. We charge actual shipping and insurance costs, plus the cost of the packing materials. We never charge a handling fee. Feel free to contact us for shipping quotes. Should you opt to use a shipper other than FedEx, we ask that you please notify us prior to shipping. Please note: shipments to California residents are subject to local sales tax.

Masterworks Fine Art Gallery schedules shipping for our clients. Works can be shipped via FedEx Ground (3-5 business days), 3-Day, 2-Day, Standard Overnight or Priority Overnight shipping. Purchases typically ship within 3 days of payment clearance. We ship daily, Monday – Friday. Special delivery arrangements can be made, if needed.

x

Submit Best Offer.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
x