Menu

Mini Cart

Two Flags (Whitney Museum of American Art 50th Anniversary)

Two Flags (Whitney Museum of American Art 50th Anniversary), 1980 by Jasper Johns is an original lithograph featuring two American Flags in their iconic red, white, and blues.  It is signed and dated in the lower right and numbered in the lower left.

In 1980 the Whitney Museum of American Art received Jasper Johns’ iconic encaustic painting Three Flags (1958) as a gift for their 50th anniversary. For his commemorative print, the artist appropriately returned to the flag as a subject. In this work, Johns demonstrates why he is one of the 20th-century’s master printmakers by doubling the flag to call attention to the variations in his handling, such as different brushstrokes and drops of tusche–a greasy liquid used to create a painterly quality in prints.

Medium

Lithograph

Year

1980

Edition

51

Signature

Signed, dated, numbered

Size 46 x 30 (in)
117 x 76 (cm)
Price Price on Request
Enquire About This Item
Category:

Description

Two Flags (Whitney Museum of American Art 50th Anniversary), 1980 by Jasper Johns is an original lithograph featuring two American Flags in their iconic red, white, and blues.  It is signed and dated in the lower right and numbered in the lower left.

In 1980 the Whitney Museum of American Art received Jasper Johns’ iconic encaustic painting Three Flags (1958) as a gift for their 50th anniversary. For his commemorative print, the artist appropriately returned to the flag as a subject. In this work, Johns demonstrates why he is one of the 20th-century’s master printmakers by doubling the flag to call attention to the variations in his handling, such as different brushstrokes and drops of tusche–a greasy liquid used to create a painterly quality in prints.

Additional information

Medium

Lithograph

Year

1980

Edition

51

Signature

Signed, dated, numbered

Size 46 x 30 (in)
117 x 76 (cm)
Price Price on Request