Jasper Johns

Jasper Johns

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'a phenomenally fertile & complex exhibition, full of innovation & experimentation' - Telegraph

Jasper Johns

Jasper Johns (b.1930) is regarded as one of the most influential American artists of the last sixty years. When he broke onto the New York art scene in the 1950s, Johns and his lover Robert Rauschenberg established a decisive new direction in an art world that had been dominated by the Abstract Expressionists. Johns's striking use of popular iconography, such as flags, numbers and maps, rendered with a distinctive textural, painterly surface, made a colossal impact.

In this handsomely illustrated study, which accompanies the exhibition at the Royal Academy, skilled writers examine Johns's pioneering oeuvre and offer a detailed overview of the career and international significance of this subtlest of craftsmen.

  • Author: Roberta Bernstein
  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Date published: September 2017
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-1910350683
  • Product Dimensions: 30.0 x 28.0 cm

'a phenomenally fertile & complex exhibition, full of innovation & experimentation' - Telegraph

'This ouroboros of an exhibition feels far less like a sum of achievements than a flow of ideas in never-ending progress' - The Times

'From the richness of his early targets and flags to the crammed canvasses of his later years, this retrospective charts the great American’s six-decade journey from master of nuance to king of conundrum' - Guardian