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Gallery Program

99 Objects: Scott Rothkopf on Racing Thoughts by Jasper Johns

Mon, Aug 3, 2015  3 PM

Location: Floor Five

Scott Rothkopf, Deputy Director for Programs and Nancy and Steve Crown Family Chief Curator, will address Racing Thoughts, 1983 by Jasper Johns (b. 1930).

Named in honor of the Whitney’s new address, 99 Gansevoort Street, 99 Objects is a series of in-gallery programs focusing on individual works of art from the Museum’s collection on view in America Is Hard to See. Speakers include artists, writers, Whitney curators and educators, and an interdisciplinary group of scholars. Programs take place daily.

Free with Museum admission.

Jasper Johns (b. 1930). Racing Thoughts, 1983. Encaustic, screenprint, and wax crayon on collaged cotton and linen, 48 1/16 × 75 3/16 in. (122.1 × 191 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; purchase, with funds from the Burroughs Wellcome Purchase Fund; Leo Castelli; the Wilfred P. and Rose J. Cohen Purchase Fund; the Julia B. Engel Purchase Fund; the Equitable Life Assurance Society of the United States Purchase Fund; The Sondra and Charles Gilman, Jr. Foundation, Inc.; S. Sidney Kahn; The Lauder Foundation, Leonard and Evelyn Lauder Fund; the Sara Roby Foundation; and the Painting and Sculpture Committee 84.6 Art © Jasper Johns, Licensed by VAGA, New York, N.Y.

Jasper Johns (b. 1930). Racing Thoughts, 1983. Encaustic, screenprint, and wax crayon on collaged cotton and linen, 48 1/16 × 75 3/16 in. (122.1 × 191 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; purchase, with funds from the Burroughs Wellcome Purchase Fund; Leo Castelli; the Wilfred P. and Rose J. Cohen Purchase Fund; the Julia B. Engel Purchase Fund; the Equitable Life Assurance Society of the United States Purchase Fund; The Sondra and Charles Gilman, Jr. Foundation, Inc.; S. Sidney Kahn; The Lauder Foundation, Leonard and Evelyn Lauder Fund; the Sara Roby Foundation; and the Painting and Sculpture Committee 84.6 Art © Jasper Johns, Licensed by VAGA, New York, N.Y.