The A. Alfred Taubman Collection is characterized by an extraordinary group of postwar paintings including Jasper Johns’ remarkable Disappearance I. Anthony Grant, Vice Chairman, Americas, explains why this work, a pure abstraction in black white, represents a dramatic departure for Johns at that point in his storied career. Disappearance I is a key highlight of  The Collection of A. Alfred Taubman: Masterworks auction on 4 November at Sotheby’s New York.