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Royal Academy of Arts

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Catalog: SPRING 2019 p. 110   

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Jasper Johns

Text by Roberta Bernstein, Edith Devaney, Hiroko Ikegami, Morgan Meis, Robert Storr.

Above, from 'Jasper Johns:' "Summer" (1985), encaustic on canvas, 190.5 x 127 cm, from the collection of The Museum of Modern Art, gift of Philip Johnson.

Jasper Johns is regarded as one of the most influential artists of the 20th century, and has remained central to American art since his arrival in New York in the 1950s. With his then partner Robert Rauschenberg, Johns helped to establish a decisive new direction in the art world, termed "Neo-Dada" at the time. Johns' striking use of popular iconography, "things the mind already knows," as he put it (flags, numbers, maps), made the familiar unfamiliar—and made a colossal impact in the art world, becoming a touchstone for Pop, minimalist and conceptual art.
This handsomely illustrated book, now available in paperback, brings together Johns' paintings, sculptures, prints and drawings. From his innovations in sculpture to his use of collage in paintings, it gives focus to different chapters of Johns' career and examines the international significance of his work. Featuring contributions from a range of experts, this volume explores the depth and breadth of Johns' oeuvre, encompassing more than half a century.
Jasper Johns (born 1930) made his major breakthrough as a painter in the mid-1950s when he started using iconic, popular images in his paintings—an explosive move at a moment when advanced painting was understood to be exclusively abstract. Johns' midcentury paintings' lush, painterly surfaces resemble those of abstract expressionism, but Johns arrived at them through slow, labor-intensive processes and mediums such as encaustic. Throughout his 60-year career Johns has worked with many different mediums and techniques, using the restlessness of his own process to explore the interplay of materials, meaning and representation in art.


Above, from 'Jasper Johns:' "Summer" (1985), encaustic on canvas, 190.5 x 127 cm, from the collection of The Museum of Modern Art, gift of Philip Johnson.

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CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 5/27/2019

Something resembling truth in 'Jasper Johns'

Something resembling truth in 'Jasper Johns'

"One hopes for something resembling truth," Jasper Johns said in 2006, "some sense of life, even of grace, to flicker, at least, in the work." Reproduced from the new paperback edition of the Royal Academy's stellar recent traveling exhibition catalog, our featured image for Memorial Day is "Flag on an Orange Field II" (encaustic on canvas, 137.5 x 92.1 cm, Glenstone Museum, Potomac, Maryland)—a painting that looks as fresh today as it did when it was completed in 1958. "Johns's flags and targets intrigued precisely because they were so seemingly commonplace," Morgan Meis writes. "So commonplace, in fact, that they begged for another look. A second look at a Jasper Johns flag or target tends to produce a flicker of doubt. We know how to see these objects without necessarily knowing how to see them. That's to say, a Johns painting of a flag or a target occupies a strange place in the world of things. The flags and targets are both paintings of objects in the world, and actually are those things in the world. Johns's painting of a flag is a painting of a flag—and it also is a flag." continue to blog


JASPER JOHNS MONOGRAPHS + ARTIST'S BOOKS

Jasper Johns: Recent Paintings and Works on Paper

JASPER JOHNS: RECENT PAINTINGS AND WORKS ON PAPER

Text by Alexi Worth.

MATTHEW MARKS GALLERY

ISBN: 9781944929176
USD $50.00
| CAN $69.95 UK £ 45

Pub Date: 9/17/2019
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Jasper Johns

JASPER JOHNS

Text by Roberta Bernstein, Edith Devaney, Hiroko Ikegami, Morgan Meis, Robert Storr.

ROYAL ACADEMY OF ARTS

ISBN: 9781910350690
USD $39.95
| CAN $55

Pub Date: 3/19/2019
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Jasper Johns

JASPER JOHNS

Text by Roberta Bernstein, Edith Devaney, Hiroko Ikegami, Morgan Meis, Robert Storr.

ROYAL ACADEMY OF ARTS

ISBN: 9781910350683
USD $65.00
| CAN $87

Pub Date: 11/21/2017
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Jasper Johns: Regrets

JASPER JOHNS: REGRETS

Text by Ann Temkin, Christophe Cherix.

THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK

ISBN: 9780870709586
USD $24.95
| CAN $33.95

Pub Date: 8/31/2014
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Jasper Johns

JASPER JOHNS

Text by Carolyn Lanchner.

THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK

ISBN: 9780870707681
USD $9.95
| CAN $14.95

Pub Date: 1/31/2010
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Jasper Johns: Light Bulb

JASPER JOHNS: LIGHT BULB

Text by Hugh M. Davies, Stephanie Hanor, Mark Lancaster.

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, SAN DIEGO

ISBN: 9780934418690
USD $45.00
| CAN $60 UK £ 40

Pub Date: 11/1/2008
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