Cibachrome print with wood frame painted in white

99 x 71 cm (39 x 27 15/16 in.)

Monogram immortalises one of the iconic works by Jasper Johns, White Flag, here hung above the bed of a couple of American collectors, Burton and Emily Tremaine. The photograph belongs to the Tremaine Pictures series, that follows the works of the renowned collection from the residence of the couple until their 1991 sale at Christie’s.

Starting from the end of the 1970s, Louise Lawler began photographing works on location, whether they were exhibited in museums or privately owned. Thus, she examined the physical, economic and social conditions that ruled the movements of artworks once they leave the artist’s studio. Her work, for its “grabbing” aspect of the works of other artists also challenges the notion of art authorship.

The photograph Monogram by Louise Lawler was first shown by the Pinault Collection at the 2016 “Accrochage” ("Hanging") exhibition at the Punta della Dogana.