• "Forty-Eight"

    3 days ago - By Karin Jurick

    8 x 10"oil on panel
    Jasper Johns was one of the most influential American painters of the 20th century who produced over 40 versions of the American flag. Johns created the first, Flag, in 1954 at the age of 24, two years after he was discharged from the Army.
    To give you some context, the US flag was often the news headline in 1954 - then President Dwight Eisenhower signed an amendment to the pledge of allegiance on Flag Day to add the words 'under God', the McCarthy hearings took place three days after Flag Day, the year was the 175th anniversary of the birthday of Francis Scott Key, who...
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