Periscope I, 1979
50 x 36 inches (127 x 91.4 cm.)
All works are inspected prior to delivery, work will be sent out tracked and insured at buyers cost. If you'd like to make specific arrangements or discuss collection then please contact us directly.
Accepted: Wire transfer
ART PLEASE Assurance Policy: Every ART PLEASE seller has been approved by ART PLEASE after a thorough review. All of our sellers are required to accept the following ART PLEASE policy: A buyer may return an item purchased through ART PLEASE, if the item received is not as described in its listing, or is found to be unauthentic.
Jasper Johns combines several artistic interests in this piece – words, and targets. This is a reimagined version of an earlier work, created in 1962, and references the 1932 suicide of poet Hart Crane, whose work inspired Jasper Johns. The hand interrupting the shape of the target calls to the moment shortly after Crane jumped off a boat in the Gulf of Mexico, when his hand reached above the surface of the water before he was swallowed by the sea. The title also takes its inspiration from Crate, whose 1929 poem Cape Hatteras impacted Jasper Johns tremendously.