Saturday, April 26, 2014

Jasper Johns | A Rose is A Rose is A Rose

Jasper Johns
A Rose Is A Rose Is A Rose
Mönchengladbach, Germany: Stadtisches Museum Mönchengladbach, 1971
20.5 x 16 x 3.5 cm
Edition of 550 numbered copies

Often known as Gas Graphische Werk, 1960 - 1970, this boxed catalogue contains a waxed plastic rose and three rolled sheets. The texts include an introduction (in German) to the exhibit by curator Johannes Cladders, a short essay on Gertrude Stein's poem (which provides the work with its title), and a German translation of a poem by the artist. Also include are a banner advertisement for Johns' "lightbulb" works, and a checklist of the exhibition.

Available here, for $860.00 US.

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