Jasper Johns. Device circle, (1959).

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

Jasper Johns
Device circle, (1959)
Encaustic and collage on canvas with movable arm
40 x 40 in. (101.6 x 101.6 cm)
Acquired 1960 from Leo Castelli Gallery


The current location of Jasper Johns’s Device circle is unknown. Click to see a photo of the artwork (Emily Hall Tremaine biography, 16th photo page after p. 120, direct to pdf).

To learn more about Jasper Johns’s Device circle since 1959, click the link(s) to article and exhibition compilations with documentation below.


Photo by Louise Lawler showing Jasper Johns’s Device circle:

Louise Lawler. Device circle (corner cabinet arranged by Mr. & Mrs. Burton Tremaine Sr. Connecticut), (1984).

Emily Hall Tremaine Papers at the Smithsonian, reproduction permissions section: Shortlisted guide to artworks

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The Tremaine Collection: 20th Century Masters exhibition catalogue (list of photos of artworks and designs) (1984)

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