Jasper Johns, 'Disappearance I,' 1960

New York | November 2015

The A. Alfred Taubman Collection is characterized by an extraordinary group of postwar paintings, including Jasper Johns’ remarkable 'Disappearance I'. Anthony Grant, Vice Chairman, Sotheby's Americas, explains why this work, a pure abstraction in black and white, represents a dramatic departure for Johns at at pivotal moment in history of abstract art. Disappearance I highlights  The Collection of A. Alfred Taubman: Masterworks auction on 4 November at Sotheby’s New York. 

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