Jasper Johns. White flag, (1955-58).

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Tremaine Collection / Miller Co. art & design
15 March 2019 | Updated 7 September 2021

Jasper Johns
White flag, (1955-58)
Encaustic and newsprint on canvas
52 1/4 x 78 3/4 in. (132.7 x 200 cm)
Acquired 1958 from Leo Castelli Gallery
(K00623)


The current location of Jasper Johns’s White flag is unknown.

Please note that the White flag at the Metropolitan Museum of Art is a different, larger painting. Also, there are additional mentions of the smaller, former Tremaine Collection White flag on the Three flags webpage of this micro-site in the essay. Further, there are more bibliographic references to the announcement of the sale of this smaller White flag in the 1988 auction on the Tremaine / Miller Co. art and design overview page linked at top. (Scroll down to the section "Publications mentioning Emily Hall Tremaine".)

To learn more about Jasper Johns’s White flag since 1958, click the link(s) to article and exhibition compilations with documentation below.




Photos by Louise Lawler showing Jasper Johns’s White flag:

Louise Lawler. Monogram, (1984).
Louise Lawler. Monogram, (1984 / 1999). B/W photograph.
Louise Lawler. Board of directors, (1988-89).

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