Jasper Johns “Two Flags (50th Anniversary of the Whitney)” Lithograph 1980

Jasper Johns (American, b. 1930). Lithograph on paper titled “Two Flags (50th Anniversary of the Whitney Museum),” 1980. Text along the lower center reads “1980 The 50th Anniversary of the Whitney Museum of American Art.” Text along the lower right reads “Poster: Jasper Johns. Stony Johns, Inc. and Gemini G.E.L. 1979.” The print “Two Flags” was a commemorative work for the 50th anniversary of the original Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. For this event, the Whitney was gifted Johns’ iconic painting “Three Flags,” 1958. Once again, Johns returns to the American flag as his subject matter and demonstrates his capabilities as a master printmaker in this celebratory work. Height: 46 in x width: 30 in.