Jasper Johns vs Brian Ramnarine


Jasper Johns Vs Brian Ramnarine is a facsimile publication that includes falsified correspondence between bronze manufacturer Brian Ramnarine and Johns, created by the former, as well as evidence used by the United States Government to convict Ramnarine of forgery.

The document outlines fake letters of authenticity, forged correspondence from Johns, and images of the artist’s work that Ramnarine wrongfully produced and sold. Ramnarine was convinced and jailed in 2014 by the United States Government.

This publication is in the collection of the New York Public Library and the Whitney Museum.


Collections: MoMA Library, New York Public Library, Whitney Museum Library

Published by Pacific, 2018

Saddle stitch within envelope 

36 pages

8 ½ × 11 inches 

Edition of 100