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This work is based on Jasper Johns’ celebrated painting Three Flags (1958, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York), which takes a familiar American icon, the flag, as its subject. Johns transforms this national symbol into an object of visual perception and art-making, suggesting that any object can be re-interpreted. Here he explores the motive in grey, his favorite color, pondering if grey is a color or, as Johns claims, its absence.
|Charcoal and graphite pencil on three sheets of paper mounted on three boards
|30.6 x 43.3 cm
|Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York, Hannelore B. and Rudolph B. Schulhof Collection, bequest of Hannelore B. Schulhof, 2012