Leo Castelli and Jasper John

Happy 4th of July Atmos! In honor of the holiday, we dug into the archives and found this image of gallerist legend, Leo Castelli, wandering around his Jasper John exhibit in 1958. Born in 1930 in Augusta, Georgia, Johns is one of most influential American painters of the twentieth century. Fun fact, “it has been suggested that the American flag in Johns’ work is an autobiographical reference, because a military hero after whom he was named, Sergeant William Jasper, raised the flag in a brave action during the Revolutionary War”.

Photo Courtesy of Archives of American Art.

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