Wilderness I
© President and Fellows of Harvard College
Identification and Creation
Object Number
2002.94
People
Jasper Johns, American (Augusta, GA 1930 -)
Title
Wilderness I
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
1963-1970
Culture
American
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Charcoal, graphite wash and graphite with polyester resin moulded hand, string, paintbrush and wooden ruler on off-white wove paper
Dimensions
sight: 127 x 87.6 x 10.2 cm (50 x 34 1/2 x 4 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: l.r., graphite: J. Johns / 1963
Provenance
[Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, New York]. McCrory Corporation, New York, New York, sold at [Christies, New York, New York], 3 May 1994, lot 58; to Werner H. Kramarsky, New York, New York, gift; to Harvard University Art Museums, 2002.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Sarah-Ann and Werner H. Kramarsky
Copyright
© Jasper Johns and ULAE/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY, Published by ULAE
Accession Year
2002
Object Number
2002.94
Division
Modern and Contemporary Art
Contact
am_moderncontemporary@harvard.edu
Publication History

David Shapiro, Jasper Johns Drawings, 1954-1984, Harry N. Abrams, Inc. (New York, NY, 1984), repr. pl. 103, n.p.

Roberta Bernstein, Jasper Johns' Paintings and Sculptures, 1954-1974: "The Changing Focus of the Eye", U.M.I. Research Press (Ann Arbor, MI, 1985), pp.98-99, repr. pl. 42, n.p.

Nan Rosenthal and Ruth E. Fine, The Drawings of Jasper Johns, exh. cat., National Gallery of Art (Washington, D.C., 1990), cat. no. 40, p. 168, repr. fig. 40b

Roberta Bernstein, Jasper Johns, Rizzoli (New York, 1992), fig. 3, n.p.

Christine Mehring and Pamela Lee, Drawing is another kind of language: Recent American Drawings from a New York Private Collection, exh. cat., Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 1997), cat. no. 31, p. 84, repr. (color) p. 85

Harvard University Art Museums, Harvard University Art Museums Annual Report 2002-2003 (Cambridge, MA, 2004), repr. p. 22

Amy Eshoo, ed., 560 Broadway: A New York Drawing Collection at Work, 1991-2006, Fifth Floor Foundation and Yale University Press (New York, 2008), p. 153, p. 129 (repr.)

Stephan Wolohojian, ed., Harvard Art Museum Handbook, Harvard Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 2008), p. 231, repr.

Contemporary Art, auct. cat., Christie's, New York (New York, NY, May 3, 1994), lot 58, p. 124, repr. (color) p. 125

Exhibition History

Jasper Johns Drawings, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, 01/10/1970 - 01/31/1970

Drawing is another kind of language: Recent Drawings from a New York Private Collection, Lyman Allyn Museum, New London, 01/07/2000 - 03/12/2000; Akademie Der Künste, Berlin, 02/19/1999 - 04/25/1999; The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, 04/20/2001 - 06/10/2001; Fonds régional d'art contemporain/Musée de Picardie, Amiens, 05/21/1999 - 08/15/1999; Kunstmuseum Winterthur, Winterthur, 09/04/1998 - 11/15/1998; Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Evanston, 09/21/2000 - 12/10/2000; Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, 09/26/1999 - 11/14/1999; Kunst-Museum Ahlen, Ahlen, 12/06/1998 - 01/31/1999; Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 12/12/1997 - 02/22/1998

HAA 1 Survey Course: Survey of World Art: Modern Art, Harvard University Art Museums, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 04/23/2005 - 07/31/2005

Subjects and Contexts

Collection Highlights

Verification Level

4 - Best. Object is extensively researched, well described and information is vetted