JASPER JOHNS (B. 1930)
Small False Start
signed, dated and partially titled 'J. Johns 1960 FALSE START' (on the reverse)
encaustic, acrylic and paper collage on fiberboard
21 7/8 x 18 1/4 in. (55.6 x 46.4 cm.)
Executed in 1960
Leo Castelli Gallery, New York.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles M. Clark, Seattle (acquired from the above, 1960).
Joseph H. Hazen and Lita Annenberg Hazen, New York (acquired from the above, November 1961).
Anon. sale, Christie's, New York, 7 November 1989, lot 76.
Stephen and Nan Swid, New York (acquired at the above sale).
Acquired from the above by the late owner, 2000.
H. Rosenberg, “Jasper Johns: 'Things the Mind Already Knows'” in Vogue, February 1964, vol. 143, no. 3, pp. 174-177, 201 and 203.
M. Kozloff, Jasper Johns, New York, 1967 (illustrated, pl. 57).
R. Bernstein, Jasper Johns: Catalogue Raisonné of Painting and Sculpture, 1954-1970, New York and New Haven, 2017, vol. 2, p. 164, no. P82 (illustrated in color, p. 195).
R. Bernstein, Jasper Johns: Catalogue Raisonné of Painting and Sculpture, 1954-1970, New York and New Haven, 2017, vol. 5, no. P82 (illustrated in color, p. 121).
Minneapolis, University of Minnesota, University Gallery, Paintings by Jaspers Johns, May-June 1960.
Jerusalem, Israel Museum; Cambridge, Harvard University, Fogg Art Museum; Los Angeles, University of California, Dickson Art Center; Berkeley, University of California, Powerhouse Gallery; Houston, Museum of Fine Arts and Honolulu Academy of Arts, Paintings from the Collection of Joseph H. Hazen, May 1966-August 1967, no. 13 (titled The Little False Start and dated 1959-1960; detail illustrated in color on the cover).
Seattle, Pivot Art + Culture, Color & Pattern, April-July 2017.
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