Three Flags by Jasper Johns, 1958. Displayed in Whitney Museum of American Art in New York.

Three Flags by Jasper Johns, 1958. Displayed in Whitney Museum of American Art in New York.

#JasperJohns Numbers in Color, 1958–59. encaustic and newspaper on canvas. 66 1/2 x 49 1/2 inches. Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery © 2013 Jasper Johns/Licensed by VAGA, NY. To create Numbers in Color, 1958-59, Jasper Johns painted the 0 through 9 numbers on the top row and down the left, repeating the sequence with a 0 in the second row, a 1 in the third and so forth. Although the 0-9 sequence is consistent, the way Jasper Johns painted each number varies.

#JasperJohns Numbers in Color, 1958–59. encaustic and newspaper on canvas. 66 1/2 x 49 1/2 inches. Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery © 2013 Jasper Johns/Licensed by VAGA, NY. To create Numbers in Color, 1958-59, Jasper Johns painted the 0 through 9 numbers on the top row and down the left, repeating the sequence with a 0 in the second row, a 1 in the third and so forth. Although the 0-9 sequence is consistent, the way Jasper Johns painted each number varies.

essence ---------   Image: Jasper Johns (b. 1930)  Target, 1958 oil and collage on canvas 91.44 x 91.44 cm (36 x 36 in.)  Collection of the Artist, On Loan Art © Jasper Johns/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY

essence --------- Image: Jasper Johns (b. 1930) Target, 1958 oil and collage on canvas 91.44 x 91.44 cm (36 x 36 in.) Collection of the Artist, On Loan Art © Jasper Johns/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY

Jasper Johns (b. 1930)  0 through 9, 1960 lithograph (stone) in black on Arches paper 69.85 x 53.97 cm (27 1/2 x 21 1/4 in.) National Galler...

Jasper Johns (b. 1930) 0 through 9, 1960 lithograph (stone) in black on Arches paper 69.85 x 53.97 cm (27 1/2 x 21 1/4 in.) National Galler...

Jasper Johns – Figura 8 (Figure 8), 1959. The Sonnabend Collection. Prestito a lungo termine presso Ca’ Pesaro, Galleria Internazionale d'Arte Moderna, Venezia, Nina Sundell e Antonio Homem © Jasper Johns | Artribune

Jasper Johns – Figura 8 (Figure 8), 1959. The Sonnabend Collection. Prestito a lungo termine presso Ca’ Pesaro, Galleria Internazionale d'Arte Moderna, Venezia, Nina Sundell e Antonio Homem © Jasper Johns | Artribune

Jasper Johns (1930–present) with Target painting, ca.1959 (age 29), at Castelli Gallery | Smithsonian Institution: Rudi Belsh Papers, Archives of American Art

Jasper Johns (1930–present) with Target painting, ca.1959 (age 29), at Castelli Gallery | Smithsonian Institution: Rudi Belsh Papers, Archives of American Art

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