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Untitled, (1954)

Jasper Johns, American, b. Augusta, Georgia, 1930

Wood, plaster, paint, photomechanical reproductions on canvas, glass, and nails, 26 1/4 x 8 7/8 x 4 3/8 in. (66.6 x 22.5 x 11.1 cm)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Regents Collections Acquisition Program with Matching Funds from the Thomas M. Evans, Jerome L. Greene, Joseph H. Hirshhorn, and Sydney and Frances Lewis Purchase Fund, 1987

Accession Number: 87.20

Provenance:
Rachel Rosenthal, Tarzana, California, 1954-1987
Regents Collections Acquisition Program with Matching Funds from the Thomas M. Evans, Jerome L. Greene, Joseph H. Hirshhorn, and Sydney and Frances Lewis Purchase Fund, 1987

Exhibition History:
STADTISCHE KUNSTHALLE, Düsseldorf. "Surrealität--Bildrealität: 1924-1974," 8 December 1974-2 February 1975, no. 126, ill. p. 93. TOUR: Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, 14 February-13 April.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Recent Acquisitions, 1986-1988," 15 March-14 May 1989, unpublished checklist, no. 40.
MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, New York. "Jasper Johns: A Retrospective," 16 October 1996-14 January 1997, no. 5. TOUR: MUSEUM LUDWIG, Cologne, 7 March-1 June; MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, Tokyo, 28 June-17 August.
SMITHSONIAN AMERICAN ART MUSEUM, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. Grand re-opening exhibition, 1 July 2006-4 July 2007.
NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY, London. "Pop Art Portraits," 11 October 2007-20 January 2008, p. 63; ill. p. 64. TOUR: STAATSGALERIE STUTTGART, Germany, 23 February-8 June 2008.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "At the Hub of Things: New Views of the Collection," 16 October 2014-24 April 2016, no cat.

Published References:
BOUDAILLE, GEORGES. Jasper Johns (New York: Rizzoli, 1989), ill. 1, p. 33.
UNSIGNED. "Acquisitions," Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Winter/Spring 1989 Calendar, p.2, ill.
RICHARD, PAUL. "The Display of Daring," Washington Post (15 March 1989), pp. B1, B8, ill.
SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION, OFFICE OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS. "Hirshhorn Exhibits Acquisitions 1986-1988," press release (7 March 1989), p. 2.
UNSIGNED. "Recent Acquisitions at the Hirshhorn," Journal of Art 1, no. 6 (June/July 1989), p. 14.
UNSIGNED. "Selected Recent Acquisitions of Twentieth-Century Art by American Museums," Burlington Magazine 131, no. 1036 (July 1989), p. 515, fig. 12.
UNSIGNED. Contemporary Great Masters: Jasper Johns (Tokyo: Kondasha, 1993), colorplate 1.
ORTON, FRED. Figuring Jasper Johns (London: Reaktion Books, 1994), fig. 3, pp. 21, 23.
ROSENZWEIG, PHYLLIS. "Jasper Johns," in Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden: 150 Works of Art (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1996), p. 89, ill.
ORTON, FRED. Jasper Johns: The Sculptures (Leeds: Henry Moore Foundation, 1996), fig. 1.
VARNEDOE, KIRK. Jasper Johns: A Retrospective (New York: Museum of Modern Art, 2006), pp. 123, 385.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection, Pop Precursors