Jasper Johns

numbers

Author: Roberta Bernstein,Jasper Johns,Carter E. Foster

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780940717756

Category: Art

Page: 96

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Jasper Johns

Author: Catherine Craft

Publisher: Parkstone International

ISBN: 1780429975

Category: Art

Page: 256

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At a time when the dominant mode of painting, Abstract Expressionism, emphasised expressive drama through bold brushwork and largely abstract compositions, Johns’ paintings of the American flag, targets, numbers and the alphabet demonstrated a decided departure from convention. Despite being painted with obvious care, they seemed emotionally reticent, cool and quiet, far from the emotional fireworks then fashionable. “It all began... with my painting a picture of an American flag. Using this design took care of a great deal for me because I didn’t have to design it. So I went on to similar things like the targets - things the mind already knows. That gave me room to work on other levels. For instance, I’ve always thought of painting as a surface; painting it in one color made this very clear. Then I decided that looking at a painting should not require a special kind of focus like going to church. A picture ought to be looked at the same way you look at a radiator.” Unlike most artists’ statements in New York during the 1950s, Johns’ remarks contained none of the familiar talk of doubt and angst, and his selection of subject matter appeared deliberate, thoughtful, and far removed from emotional attachments and desires. To younger artists, his art seemed not so much cold and unfeeling as clear-eyed and honest after the excesses of Abstract Expressionism. Furthermore, in selecting recognisable subjects, Johns seemed to reject prevailing abstract modes of painting, yet his subjects themselves - flags, targets, numbers - each possessed a vital characteristic of classic abstraction, namely, a flatness rendering them all but indistinguishable from the picture plane itself. This book underlines how Johns’s work made the polarity between abstraction and representation that had dominated debates about modern art for decades seem suddenly obsolete, opening up other ways of thinking about art’s relation to the world. It also tries to understand why, since his first exhibition at the Leo Castelli Gallery at the age of twenty-seven, he has remained one of the major artists of the contemporary artistic scene.
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Jasper Johns

catenary

Author: Jasper Johns,Scott Rothkopf,Matthew Marks Gallery

Publisher: Steidl Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 120

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Cet ouvrage accompagne l'exposition "Jasper Johns : Catenary" qui s'est déroulée du 7 mai au 25 juin 2005 à la Matthew Marks Gallery à New York. Cette exposition portait sur les travaux récents de Jasper Johns.
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Jasper Johns

Author: Carolyn Lanchner

Publisher: The Museum of Modern Art

ISBN: 9780870707681

Category: Art

Page: 48

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Text by Carolyn Lanchner.
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Jasper Johns

"the Business of the Eye"

Author: Barbara Hess,Jasper Johns

Publisher: Taschen America Llc

ISBN: 9783822851715

Category: Art

Page: 96

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Though his work is often categorized as Pop Art for its use of popular iconography and household objects, Jasper Johns can also be described as a Neo-Dadaist. Using wax-based paint, plaster relief, collage, and even commonplace objects such as brooms and rulers in his paintings, Johns achieves a sculptural texture in his work. He is arguably most known for his flag paintings of the 1950s (the Museum of Modern Art in New York recently paid over $20 million for White Flag), though other themes, including targets, numbers, letters, and maps, are also famously recurrent. Johns is widely considered one of the most important American artists of the 20th century. Available in over 20 languages, Taschen's Basic Art series offers budget-minded readers quality books on the greatest artists of all time. The neat, slick format and nice price tag make Basic Art books perfect for collecting. Every book in the Basic Art series features: a detailed chronological summary of the artist's life and work, covering the cultural and historical importance of the artist approximately 100 color illustrations with explanatory captions a concise biography
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Figuring Jasper Johns

Author: Fred Orton

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 9780948462580

Category: Art

Page: 248

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Placing individual works by the allegorical artist and sculptor Jasper Johns in their social context as well as in Johns's oeuvre, this book aims to get to terms with - and find terms for - a difficult and elusive body of work by one of the most important artists of the 20th century.
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Jasper Johns

Privileged Information

Author: Jill Johnston

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

ISBN: 9780500017364

Category: Artists

Page: 335

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A fusion of criticism and biography, this text offers new insight into the life and work of one of America's pre-eminent living artists.
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Jasper Johns

Drawings : the Menil Collection

Author: Mark Rosenthal,Mark Lawrence Rosenthal,Jasper Johns

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 80

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Edited by Diana Murphy. Essay by Mark Rosenthal. Foreword by Louisa Stude Sarofim.
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Jasper Johns

a print retrospective

Author: Riva Castleman

Publisher: Museum of Modern Art

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 148

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