The map of the United States, in its ubiquity and iconicity, is seen and not looked at. Preserving the overall proportions of the country and the shape of its states, Johns' energetic application of paint subverts the conventions of cartography, as do the stenciled names of states. From the MoMA collection in New York City, this fine print has been custom-framed in an beautiful frame with hand-finished molding.
Established in 1955, MunnWorks is known for its superiorly crafted custom-made frames for fine art and mirrors. Their frames hang in the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the de Young Museum in San Francisco, and the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles. The company's own holdings include many important works of art by masters of the 20th century, from Dalì to Matisse.