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Jasper Johns is well known for his depictions of the American flag. Johns' works regularly received millions of dollars at sale and auction, including a reported $110 million sale in 2010. At multiple times works by Johns have held the title of most paid for a work by a living artist. He used a fast-drying medium that enabled him to apply individual strokes with great textural variation, while allowing some of the underlying areas of newspaper collage to show through, dimly, enticing the viewer to look closely.
Here Sly has re-done it with spray on the Daily Telegraph; and being British, now, he has done it as the Union Flag. Of course Britain being much smaller than the US, it is placed on sale at a much lower price.

Spiel by Wikipedia with help from Steeve.

These are not prints as each is individually done and signed to order and consequently vary a little from the illustrated picture. These paintings are sprayed onto the pages of the Daily Telegraph "borrowed" from the pub. The newspaper is emulsioned with a specially formulated paint which provides a random texture and finish that suits the "Urban" concept. If you're lucky you might get a half finished crossword. Ready to hang with crossbars and nails.

It is likely that Juan Sly has become the biggest seller of original artworks in the UK. An artist exhibiting in mainly spray stencils and oils. He has exhibited at the Saatchi (a proper gallery with pillars and everything!) alongside the likes of Banksy, Terry O'Neil, Tracy Emin and Vic Reeves and now has a permanent collections at the Cut-Up in Germany, Detroit to a gallery opposite the Tate alongside Damien Hirst and some other artists you might of heard of plus private collections around the globe. His works rock from humour to anti-war, sex to surreal. Particularly fond of the stencil medium as it allows him to quickly respond to events and ideas and gives the work that gritty illegal look. The stencils naturally allow the works to be resprayed and so become affordable and disposable. He likes the fact that people can buy art that they like and not to show off how much they can afford. You can find them in bedsits, legal offices in the Temple or stuck to a fence in Bristol.

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Other People's Paintings only much Cheaper: No. 13.1 Johns Draft2 (on The Daily Telegraph).

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