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The famous story goes that Jasper Johns destroyed all the pieces he’d made prior to 1955 to start over, creating his new works as encaustics – the target and flag paintings that Leo Castelli put in his gallery subsequently selling them to major NYC art museums…and an art god was born. 548 more words
Flag is an encaustic painting by the American artist Jasper Johns.
Created when Johns was 24 (1954–55), two years after he was discharged from the United States Army, this painting was the first of many works that Johns has said were inspired by a dream of the United States flag in 1954. 11 more words
(an analogue to John Ashbery’s On His Reluctance to Take Down the Christmas Ornaments and a response to Matthew Buckley Smith’s charge that the poem doesn’t make any sense) 1,536 more words