Jasper Johns

Loans from the Artist
Author: Jasper Johns,Robert Rosenblum,Verena Formańek,Fondation Beyeler
Publisher: Hatje Cantz Pub
ISBN: N.A
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 88
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At the pinnacle of Abstract Expressionism, then 24-year-old Jasper Johns covered an entire canvas with a painted version of the American flag, and altered postwar American art forever. In just one work, a work which hung on the wall both like any other flag and like any other abstract painting, Johns had summed up the positions of Abstract Expressionism and European Concrete Art, and had pointed the way for both geometric hard-edge painting and American Pop Art. Nevertheless, Johns cannot be reduced to this one, iconic artwork. With a view toward revealing the complexity and grace of his oeuvre, this book presents oil and object paintings, and drawings from the estate of the artist, and allows a focused view onto the pictorial workshop and world of ideas of Jasper Johns.

Jasper Johns


Author: Catherine Craft
Publisher: Parkstone Press
ISBN: N.A
Category: Art
Page: 255
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At a time when the dominant mode of painting, Abstract Expressionism, emphasized 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. This books underlines how Johns’ 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.

Jasper Johns


Author: Catherine Craft
Publisher: Parkstone International
ISBN: 1780429975
Category: Art
Page: 256
View: 1941

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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.

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.

Jasper Johns

Gray
Author: James Rondeau,Douglas W. Druick,Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
Publisher: Art Inst of Chicago
ISBN: N.A
Category: Art
Page: 320
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Jasper Johns (b. 1930), one of today's most acclaimed and influential artists, is rarely considered in relation to monochromatic art. Yet single-colour experimentations have figured prominently in his productions since 1955, and within that significant subset of his work, the majority of monochromes are grey. In fact, every one of his iconic, serialized forms has been articulated in grey. This elegant book, spanning Johns' full career, examines this singular preoccupation, presenting a revolutionary new understanding of and appreciation for the artist as an accomplished tonalist.

Figuring Jasper Johns


Author: Fred Orton
Publisher: Reaktion Books
ISBN: 9780948462580
Category: Art
Page: 248
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The author begins this challenging monograph by probing Modernism's surfaces and subjects, its public and private meanings, in order to establish Johns's importance as the modern allegorical artist in the years after Abstract Expressionism. Yet, Figuring Jasper Johns is not an essay that presumes to offer an instant interpretation. Rather, Fred Orton self-consciously constructs a "Jasper Johns" whose work is introduced and explained in three chapters, each of which addresses a specific picture or sculpture like Flag, Painted Bronze (Savarin) and Untitled 1992. These in-depth studies situate individual works in their social context as well as in Johns's oeuvre. Fred Orton's purpose is 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.

Jasper Johns

a retrospective
Author: Kirk Varnedoe,Roberta Bernstein
Publisher: Harry N Abrams Inc
ISBN: N.A
Category: Art
Page: 408
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Jasper Johns: A Retrospective is the most complete and authoritative book on this important American artist. This lavish volume reproduces 240 of Johns' works, arranged in sections that allow comparison of paintings, drawings, and prints from each era of his career. 483 illustrations, 261 in color.

Jasper Johns

Exhibition at the Jewish Museum
Author: Alan R. Solomon
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Art
Page: 63
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Jasper Johns

drawings : the Menil Collection
Author: Mark 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.

Jasper Johns

a print retrospective
Author: Riva Castleman
Publisher: Museum of Modern Art
ISBN: N.A
Category: Art
Page: 148
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Jasper Johns

new paintings and works on paper
Author: Gary Garrels,Jasper Johns,Richard S. Field,Joachim Pissarro,San Francisco Museum of Modern Art,Yale University. Art Gallery,Dallas Museum of Fine Arts
Publisher: San Francisco Museum
ISBN: N.A
Category: Art
Page: 86
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Jasper Johns, Decoy

the print & the painting : September 14-October 15, 1972, the Emily Lowe Gallery, Hofstra University, Hempstead, Long Island, N.Y.
Author: Jasper Johns
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Art
Page: 17
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Jasper Johns flags, 1955-1994


Author: Jasper Johns,David Sylvester,Anthony d'Offay (Firm)
Publisher: Distributed Art Pub Inc
ISBN: N.A
Category: Art
Page: 96
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Jasper Johns working proofs


Author: Christian Geelhaar,Jasper Johns,Öffentliche Kunstsammlung Basel
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Art
Page: 326
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A Thing Among Things: The Art of Jasper Johns


Author: John Yau
Publisher: Distributed Art Publishers (DAP)
ISBN: N.A
Category: Art
Page: 198
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In this reading of Jasper Johns's work, John Yau focuses his attention on how the artist's pioneering paintings relate to life as it is lived - and on what they tell us about what it means to be mortal and alive in time. Along the way, Yau clears a much-needed path through the tangle of narrowly self-reflexive interpretations that have plagued so much critical writing on Johns's work during the past half century - providing a fresh approach and opening our eyes to Johns's accomplishment in revealing ways. This book is written with both precision and passion. It should be read by everyone who cares about modern painting.

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.

Tanztheater und bildende Kunst nach 1945

eine Untersuchung der Gattungsvermischung am Beispiel der Kunst Robert Rauschenbergs, Jasper Johns', Frank Stellas, Andy Warhols und Robert Morris' unter besonderer Berücksichtigung ihrer Arbeiten für das Tanztheater Merce Cunninghams
Author: Gail B. Kirkpatrick
Publisher: Königshausen & Neumann
ISBN: 9783826012372
Category: Art and dance
Page: 237
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