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Image: Jasper Johns: An Allegory of Painting, 1955–1965

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Works by
Jasper Johns
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Jasper Johns
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Biography of
Jasper Johns

Works by
Jasper Johns
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Image: Jasper Johns, 0 through 9, 1960, Rosenwald Collection, 1964.8.1129, Art © Jasper Johns/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NYThe focus of this exhibition is 1st Etchings, 2nd State, a portfolio of 13 prints by Jasper Johns that was published in 1969. It includes a title page and two versions each of six motifs: Ale Cans, Paint Brushes, Flag, Light Bulb, Flash Light, and 0 through 9, the latter being a configuration of overlapping numerals. Also featured in the exhibition are prints and two sculpture reliefs, made before and after the 1969 portfolio, presenting variations on the six motifs. In addition, annotated working proofs and trial proofs selected from the National Gallery of Art's recent and ongoing acquisition of Johns' personal collection are on view throughout the show.

Organization: Organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington.

Sponsor: This exhibition is sponsored by The Exhibition Circle.