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Jasper Johns: Tautological Paintings

Flag, 1954-55


Target, 1969

Flag above white collage, 1955


Two Flags (in six parts), 1973


Three Flags, 1958

Target, 1974

Concept Art has its roots in Pop Art.

Joseph Kosuth: "And in Jasper Johns' work – such as his 'Target' and 'Flag' paintings and his ale cans – one has a particularly good example of art existing as analytical proposition." ("Art after Philosophy, part II." Studio International, November 1969, p.161)