in his late 80's jasper johns continues his creative journey that began in the 1950's-may we all be so lucky. on 11/11 sotheby's will auction one of his iconic american flag paintings from 1983. the encaustic painting is approximately 12" x 18" and quoting a sotheby's spokesperson "the surface is so rich you just can't help but want to touch it." as encaustic artists many of know this reaction to the unique qualities of the surface and that is why we, in part, choose it.
the estimate for flag, 1983 is $15,000,000.00-$20,000,000.00. so rich is right!