Jasper Johns

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Screen Shot 2015-06-04 at 12.48.22 PMWhat Is a Certificate of Authenticity?

A Certificate of Authenticity is a bit like an artwork’s birth certificate, passport and quality guarantee all rolled into one.

Essentially, a COA is a document, created by the artist or someone who is an expert on the artist, which accompanies an artwork and contains all the information a collector could need to verify if the piece of art is genuine.

A Certificate of Authenticity (COA) provides a lot of concrete detail about a piece, but by existing for a particular piece, it says even more. An artwork that has a COA is one that is made by a professional practicing artist, not an amateur. It is a piece that has collectible value. The Certificate adds a tangible credibility to the work. It can help the work hold its value.

The COA is held to be an indirect promise of quality. Art pieces that have a COA have usually been made by an artist who cares about their work, its longevity and their collectors. The piece is likely to have been created from the best materials available, be designed to last and been created by an expert. Back to the concrete details, the Certificate will provide all the information on the medium(s) of the piece needed for conservation that might otherwise be lost forever.

Certificates protect the artist and the buyer by helping to prove that an artwork is original. Cheap copies sold without an artist’s knowledge or consent is unfortunately common. Without a COA attached, this situation makes it next to impossible for the buyer to be confident of the value of the piece or for the artist to maintain their credibility and their livelihood.

As an art collector, you really must only buy Fine Art pieces that are backed by a Certificate of Authenticity. This helps ensure that what you have bought at a premium is genuine and not counterfeit.

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Peter Max, Flag with Heart - 1991

Peter Max, Flag with Heart – 1991

Peter Max, Flag - 2013

Peter Max, Flag – 2013

Dave McGary, Strikes with Thunder - 1989

Dave McGary, Strikes with Thunder – 1989

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Robert Cottingham, Hot - 2009

Robert Cottingham, Hot – 2009

Sam Francis, Untitled - 1984

Sam Francis, Untitled – 1984

Jim Dine, The Bather - 2005

Jim Dine, The Bather – 2005

Robert Rauschenberg , Cage - 1983

Robert Rauschenberg , Cage – 1983

Salvador Dali, Tristan & Isolde - 1972

Salvador Dali, Tristan & Isolde – 1972

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Keith Haring – Pop Shop Quad I, 1987

17 x 19.5 inches, Screen print - 2013 152/1000

Andy Warhol (Sunday B. Morning) – Dollar Sign, 2013

Love, 1971

Peter Max – Love, 1971

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Robert Indiana – Love Suite

Sage, 2013

Peter Max – Sage, 2013

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HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY FROM GALLERY ART!

 Jasper Johns, Three Flags, 1958. Encaustic on canvas, 30 7/8 × 45 1/2 × 5 in. (78.4 × 115.6 × 12.7 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; 50th Anniversary Gift of the Gilman Foundation Inc., The Lauder Foundation, A. Alfred Taubman, Laura-Lee Whittier Woods, and purchase  80.32  On view Art © Jasper Johns / Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY


Jasper Johns, Three Flags, 1958. Art © Jasper Johns / Licensed by VAGA, New York.

 

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Exhibition of Works By Jasper Johns and Roy Lichtenstein Opens at Leo Castelli Gallery

Jasper Johns, Untitled, 1988, Encaustic on canvas, 36 x 26 inches Art © Jasper Johns/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY.

Jasper Johns, Untitled, 1988, Encaustic on canvas, 36 x 26 inches Art © Jasper Johns/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY.

NEW YORK, NY.- Leo Castelli Gallery announces the opening of the exhibition Jasper Johns and Roy Lichtenstein – Walls. The exhibition includes paintings, drawings and collages dating from the early 1970s to the 1990s, some of which have never been shown before. The exhibition focuses on the idea of taking a portion of a wall as the subject-­‐matter for a work of art, an idea probably rooted in the great tradition of American trompe l’oeil painting. It intends to show how Johns and Lichtenstein, working at different times and under different circumstances, somehow reinvented this tradition, and elaborated it in a unique way. Included in the exhibition are Jasper Johns’ paintings Untitled, 1984, in which, taped on a wall, we see the detail of a “Flag”; and Untitled, 1988, in which a well-­‐known Picasso image hangs on a wooden wall. References to the work of Modern Masters and self-­‐references appear in Roy Lichtenstein’s works as well: in Trompe L’oeil with Leger Head and Paintbrush, 1973, the artist is including an image from Leger; while Dagwood, in Collage for Two Paintings: Dagwood, 1983, can be seen as related to the use of cartoons earlier in the artist’s career.

Above all, the works in the exhibition seem to create a space in which the boundaries between the artwork and the actual physical wall may be perceived as broken, and the viewer is faced with seeing paintings painted in a painting. (Via artdaily.com)

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