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The Drawings of Jasper Johns

May 20 – July 29, 1990
West Building, Ground Floor, East and West Outer Tiers

Jasper Johns, Numbers, 1966, graphite powder and graphite wash on polyester fabric, Gift of Leo Castelli in memory of Toiny Castelli, 1989.82.1

This exhibition is no longer on view at the National Gallery.

Overview: 115 of Johns' works, spanning over 35 years of his career from 1954 to 1989, were drawn from public and private collections.

Organization: Nan Rosenthal, curator of 20th-century art, and Ruth E. Fine, curator of modern prints and drawings, were the exhibition curators, and Jasper Johns designed the exhibition.

Sponsor: Ford Motor Company supported the exhibition. Additional support was provided by indemnities from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities, and from Her Majesty's Treasury (Great Britain).

Attendance: 88,346

Catalog: The Drawings of Jasper Johns, by Nan Rosenthal and Ruth E. Fine, with Marla Prather and Amy Mizrahi Zorn. Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 1990.

Brochure: The Drawings of Jasper Johns. Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 1990.

Other Venues: Kunstmuseum, Basel, Switzerland, August 19–October 28, 1990
Hayward Gallery, London, November 29, 1990–February 3, 1991
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, February 22–April 7, 1991

Johns, Jasper
American, 1930 -