Jasper Johns - Flag 1983

Jasper Johns Flag 1983

Flag 1983
29x44cm encaustic on silk flag on canvas
Sold for: USD 36.0 million
Auction house: Sotheby's New York
Sale date: 11 November 2014
Seller: Anonymous owner
Buyer: Anonymous buyer

In 1954, Jasper Johns began painting what would become one of his signature emblems: the American flag. As an iconic image--comparable to the targets, maps, and letters that he also has depicted--Johns realized that the flag was “seen and not looked at, not examined.”