Identification and Creation
Object Number
Jasper Johns, American (Augusta, GA 1930 -)
Wilderness I
Work Type
Persistent Link
Physical Descriptions
Charcoal, graphite wash and graphite with polyester resin moulded hand, string, paintbrush and wooden ruler on off-white wove paper
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
[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
© Jasper Johns and ULAE/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY, Published by ULAE
Accession Year
Object Number
Modern and Contemporary Art
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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.

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

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 (U.S.) (New York, 2008), p. 153, p. 129 (repr.)

Stephan Wolohojian and Alvin L. Clark, Jr., Harvard Art Museum/ Handbook, ed. Stephan Wolohojian, Harvard Art Museum (Cambridge, 2008), p. 231, repr.

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

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

32Q: 3620 University Study Gallery, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 08/22/2016 - 10/03/2016

Subjects and Contexts

Collection Highlights

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