Identification and Creation
Object Number
33.2003
People
Jasper Johns, American (Augusta, GA 1930 -)
Title
Target with Four Faces
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
1968
Culture
American
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Graphite, pastel and charcoal over screenprint on cream wove paper
Dimensions
86.9 x 75.2 cm (34 3/16 x 29 5/8 in.)
framed:: 102.9 x 89.5 x 3.8 cm (40 1/2 x 35 1/4 x 1 1/2 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • exhibition label: backing board of frame, u.r., paper, printed and typed: Museum of Modern Art / LOAN / 88.307 / CASTELLI
  • exhibition label: backing board, u.r., paper, printed and handwritten: Exhibition: JASPER JOHNS: A RETROSPECTIVE / Artist: Jasper Johns / Title/Date: Target with Four Faces [underlined]. 1968 / Graphite pencil, pastel, charcoal, and screenprint on paper / Museum No.: RR # 0097 96.1117 / Box No.: 14 [in circle] / The Museum of Modern Art / 11 West 53 Street, New York, New York 10019 / MF 784
  • exhibition label: backing board of frame, l.r. corner, paper, printed and typed: National Gallery of Art / Washington D.C. / Exhibition: THE DRAWINGS OF JASPER JOHNS / Date: 20 May 90 - 29 July 90 Cat # 17 / Artist: Jasper Johns / Title: Target with Four Faces [underlined] / Lender: Mr. John Christophe-Castelli
  • exhibition label: backing board of frame, u.l. corner, paper: Whitney Museum of American Art / 945 Madison Avenue New York, New York 10021 / THE DRAWINGS OF JASPER JOHNS / February 21 - April 7, 1991 / Target with Four Faces [underlined], 1968 / Collection of Jean-Christophe Castelli, / New York / Cat. no. 17
  • gallery label: backing board of frame, u.l., paper, printed and typed: LEO CASTELLI 420 WEST BROADWAY, NEW YORK, N.Y. 10012 / Collection: Jean Christophe Castelli
  • exhibition label: backing board of frame, center top, paper, printed and handwritten: Museum of Modern Art / LOAN / 96.1117 / Castelli
  • label: backing board of frame, u.l., paper, typed and stamped: TARGET WITH FOUR FACES, 1968 / graphite and chalk on paper / 32 1/4 x 27 1/4" (sight size) / Collection: the artist / JASPER JOHNS / 225 EAST HOUSTON ST./ NEW YORK, NEW YORK
  • gallery label: backing board of frame, u.l., paper, printed and typed: LEO CASTELLI 4E.77 N.Y. 21 / JASPER JOHNS / Target with Four Faces, 1968 / Graphite & Chalk on Paper / 32 1/4 x 27 1/4" / (D-24)
  • exhibition label: backing board of frame, center top, paper, printed and typed: KUNSTMUSEUM BASEL. AUSSTELLUNG / JASPER JOHNS ZEICHNUNGEN 1990 / Kunstler: Jasper Johns Kat. Nr. 17/5 / Titel: Target with Four Face [sic.]. 1968 / Leihgeber: J.-Ch. Castelli
  • exhibition label: backing board of frame, u.l., paper, printed and typed: WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART / 945 Madison Avenue, New York, N. Y. 10021 / Artist Jasper Johns / Title Target with Four Faces / Date 1968 / Catalogue No. / Lender Mr. & Mrs. Leo Castelli / Exhibition CONTEMPORARY DRAWING / MAY 25 - JUNE 22, 1973
  • exhibition label: backing board of frame, u.l., paper, printed with handwritten notations: The Museum of Contemporary Art / ROLWHOLYOVER A CIRCUS / MOCA Los Angeles The Menil Collection, Houston / Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, NYC Art Tower Mito, Mito / Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelpia / JC 45 / Jasper Johns / Target with Four Faces, 1968 [italicized] / graphite, pencil, pastel, charcoal and screenprint on paper / CRATE # 7 1 3/4 [arrow pointing to right] 33 3/4 [arrow pointing up] [arrow pointing left] 31 3/4 [arrow pointing right]
  • exhibition label: backing board of frame, center top, paper, printed and typed: The Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles / EXHIBITION THE DRAWINGS OF JASPER JOHNS FROM THE / COLLECTION OF TOINY CASTELLI / Dates: February 16 to March 20, 1988 / Loan #: CR 1 / Jasper Johns / WITH FOUR FACES, 1968 [the label is torn after the line ending "CR 1" which has resulted in the text from that point on being fragmentary]
Provenance
Jean-Christophe Castelli, New York, New York, loan; to Harvard University Art Museums, 2003.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Loan from Collection Jean-Christophe Castelli, Class of 1985
Copyright
© Jasper Johns and ULAE/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY, Published by ULAE
Object Number
33.2003
Division
Modern and Contemporary Art
Contact
am_moderncontemporary@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Elke Solomon, American Drawings 1963-1973, exh. cat., Whitney Museum of American Art (New York, NY, 1973), p. 59

Jasper Johns Drawings and Prints from the Collection of Leo Castelli, exh. cat. (Youngstown, Ohio, 1989), no. 9

Nan Rosenthal and Ruth E. Fine, The Drawings of Jasper Johns, exh. cat., National Gallery of Art (Washington, D.C., 1990), cat. no. 17, pp. 118-19, repr. color and pp. 23-4 and under cat. no. 15, p. 114

Exhibition History

American Drawings 1963-1973, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 05/25/1973 - 07/22/1973

Jasper Johns Drawings and Prints from the Collection of Leo Castelli, Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, 09/10/1989 - 10/22/1989

The Drawings of Jasper Johns, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 05/20/1990 - 07/29/1990; Kunstmuseum Basel, Basel, 08/19/1990 - 10/28/1990; Hayward Gallery, London, 11/29/1990 - 02/03/1991; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 02/21/1991 - 04/01/1991

Nominally Figured: Recent Acquisitions in Contemporary Art, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 06/08/2006 - 02/25/2007

Jasper Johns. The Traces of Memory, Institut Valencià d'Art Modern, 46003 Valencia, 01/27/2011 - 04/24/2011

European and American Pop Art, 1955-1975, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 09/03/2015 - 01/03/2016

Modern Art and Modernity, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 08/27/2016 - 01/08/2017

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