Jasper Johns (book)

Jasper Johns is a non-fiction coffee table book written by Michael Crichton about the artist Jasper Johns. It was originally published in 1977 by Harry N. Abrams Inc in association with the Whitney Museum of American Art,[1] and a second revised edition (ISBN 0810935155) was published in 1994.

Jasper Johns
First edition cover
AuthorMichael Crichton
CountryUnited States
PublisherHarry N. Abrams
Publication date
January 1977
Media typePrint (Hardcover)
LC ClassN6537.J6 .A4 1977
Preceded byFive Patients 
Followed byElectronic Life 

The psychiatrist Janet Ross owned a copy of the painting Numbers by Jasper Johns in The Terminal Man, another book by Crichton. The technophobic antagonist of the story found it odd that a person would paint numbers as they were inorganic.[2]

Michael Crichton himself had a superb art collection, including several important works by Jasper Johns. Most of them were sold at an auction in Christie’s in 2010.


  1. Worldcat entry for 1977 ed.
  2. Michael Crichton The Terminal Man New York; Avon Books 2002 p.181

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