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JASPER JOHNS. http://www.greenfield-sanders.com/bottom_art.html. Background :. Born in Augusta, Georgia in 1930 Grew up wanting to be an artist Was drafted and stationed in Japan Returned to study at the University of South Carolina, Columbia between 1949-51

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Jasper johns

JASPER JOHNS

http://www.greenfield-sanders.com/bottom_art.html


Background
Background:

  • Born in Augusta, Georgia in 1930

  • Grew up wanting to be an artist

  • Was drafted and stationed in Japan

  • Returned to study at the University of South Carolina, Columbia between 1949-51

  • From 1952-58 worked in NY bookshop and as a commercial artist



Early work
Early Work Merce Cunningham (choreographer), and Robert Rauschenberg.

“…we see that it is not a painting of a flag. The roles are reversed: beginning with the flag, a painting was made…” - David Sylvester, "About Modern Art"

Flag, 1954

http://www.mcah.columbia.edu/cgi-bin/dbcourses/item?id=12337&sub=submagnify


White Flag, 1955 Merce Cunningham (choreographer), and Robert Rauschenberg.

“In the stars it's allegro vivace, agitated movement, flickering and exploding. In the stripes it's andante.” - David Sylvester, "About Modern Art"

http://www.mcah.columbia.edu/cgi-bin/dbcourses/search?simplesearch=jasper+johns


“Johns' early work combined a serious concern for the craft of painting with an everyday, almost absurd, subject matter. The meaning of the painting could be found in the painting process itself. It was a new experience for gallery goers to find paintings solely of such things as flags and numbers.”

-pbs

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/americanmasters/database/johns_j.html


- craft of painting with an everyday, almost absurd, subject matter. The meaning of the painting could be found in the painting process itself. It was a new experience for gallery goers to find paintings solely of such things as flags and numbers.”In 1958, gallery owner Leo Castelli offered Johns a show

-At that first exhibition, the Museum of Modern Art purchased three pieces,


Target with Plaster Casts, 1955 craft of painting with an everyday, almost absurd, subject matter. The meaning of the painting could be found in the painting process itself. It was a new experience for gallery goers to find paintings solely of such things as flags and numbers.”

http://www.mcah.columbia.edu/cgi-bin/dbcourses/search?simplesearch=jasper+johns


Book, 1957, (encaustic on book) craft of painting with an everyday, almost absurd, subject matter. The meaning of the painting could be found in the painting process itself. It was a new experience for gallery goers to find paintings solely of such things as flags and numbers.”

http://www.mcah.columbia.edu/cgi-bin/dbcourses/search?simplesearch=jasper+johns


Numbers in Color, craft of painting with an everyday, almost absurd, subject matter. The meaning of the painting could be found in the painting process itself. It was a new experience for gallery goers to find paintings solely of such things as flags and numbers.”

1958-59

http://www.mcah.columbia.edu/cgi-bin/dbcourses/search?simplesearch=jasper+johns


False start 1959 oil on canvas
False Start, 1959, craft of painting with an everyday, almost absurd, subject matter. The meaning of the painting could be found in the painting process itself. It was a new experience for gallery goers to find paintings solely of such things as flags and numbers.”(oil on canvas)

http://www.mcah.columbia.edu/cgi-hin/dbcourses/search?simplesearch=jasper+johns


Shade, 1959, (encaustic on canvas with objects) craft of painting with an everyday, almost absurd, subject matter. The meaning of the painting could be found in the painting process itself. It was a new experience for gallery goers to find paintings solely of such things as flags and numbers.”

http://www.mcah.columbia.edu/cgi-bin/dbcourses/search?simplesearch=jasper+johns


Out the Window, 1959, craft of painting with an everyday, almost absurd, subject matter. The meaning of the painting could be found in the painting process itself. It was a new experience for gallery goers to find paintings solely of such things as flags and numbers.”

(encaustic collage)

http://www.mcah.columbia.edu/cgi-bin/dbcourses/search?simplesearch=jasper+johns


Painted bronze ale cans 1960
Painted Bronze (Ale Cans), 1960 craft of painting with an everyday, almost absurd, subject matter. The meaning of the painting could be found in the painting process itself. It was a new experience for gallery goers to find paintings solely of such things as flags and numbers.”

http://www.mcah.columbia.edu/cgi-bin/dbcourses/search?simplesearch=jasper+johns


Map 1961
Map, 1961 craft of painting with an everyday, almost absurd, subject matter. The meaning of the painting could be found in the painting process itself. It was a new experience for gallery goers to find paintings solely of such things as flags and numbers.”

http://www.mcah.columbia.edu/cgi-bin/dbcourses/search?simplesearch=jasper+johns


Device, 1961-62 craft of painting with an everyday, almost absurd, subject matter. The meaning of the painting could be found in the painting process itself. It was a new experience for gallery goers to find paintings solely of such things as flags and numbers.”

http://www.mcah.columbia.edu/cgi-bin/dbcourses/search?simplesearch=jasper+johns


Diver 1963 charcoal and pastel on paper
Diver, 1963, (charcoal and pastel on paper) craft of painting with an everyday, almost absurd, subject matter. The meaning of the painting could be found in the painting process itself. It was a new experience for gallery goers to find paintings solely of such things as flags and numbers.”

http://www.mcah.columbia.edu/cgi-bin/dbcourses/search?simplesearch=jasper+johns


Filed painting 1963 64 oil on canvas
Filed Painting, 1963-64, (oil on canvas) craft of painting with an everyday, almost absurd, subject matter. The meaning of the painting could be found in the painting process itself. It was a new experience for gallery goers to find paintings solely of such things as flags and numbers.”

http://www.mcah.columbia.edu/cgi-bin/dbcourses/search?simplesearch=jasper+johns


According to what 1964 oil on canvas
According to What, 1964, craft of painting with an everyday, almost absurd, subject matter. The meaning of the painting could be found in the painting process itself. It was a new experience for gallery goers to find paintings solely of such things as flags and numbers.” (oil on canvas)

http://www.mcah.columbia.edu/cgi-bin/dbcourses/search?simplesearch=jasper+johns


Watchman 1964 oil on canvas with objects
Watchman, 1964, craft of painting with an everyday, almost absurd, subject matter. The meaning of the painting could be found in the painting process itself. It was a new experience for gallery goers to find paintings solely of such things as flags and numbers.” (oil on canvas with objects)

http://www.mcah.columbia.edu/cgi-bin/dbcourses/search?simplesearch=jasper+johns


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Two Maps, 1966 Lithograph printed in gray on black Fabriano paper

Untitled, 1977Screenprint


  • He was the artistic advisor for the composer John Cage and Merce Cunningham’s Dance Company until 1972

  • To date Johns has produced over 400 prints in lithography, silkscreen, and intaglio.

  • In 1996, the Museum of Modern Art in New York gave a major retrospective to Johns; it traveled to three other museums

Photo by: Jack Spear http://www.sfmoma.org/exhibitions/exhib_detail/99_exhib_jasper_johns.html


References
References Merce Cunningham’s Dance Company until 1972

  • http://www.artcyclopedia.com/artists/johns_jasper.html

  • http://www.fi.muni.cz/~toms/PopArt/Biographies/johns.html

  • http://www.mcah.columbia.edu/cgi-bin/dbcourses/search?simplesearch=jasper+johns

  • http://www.artchive.com/artchive/J/johnsbio.html

  • http://www.pbs.org/wnet/americanmasters/database/johns_j.html

  • http://www.hofstra.edu/COM/Museum/museum_collection_70_134.cfm

  • http://apm-cbm.hypermart.net/Artists/Biograpies/Johns.html


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