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					JASPER JOHNS




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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
   In New York, met and was
    influenced by John Cage
    (composer), Merce Cunningham
    (choreographer), and Robert
    Rauschenberg.
   Visited Philadelphia to see work by
    Duchamp
   Inspired by a dream to paint the
    flag
               Early Work
                                             “…we see that it is not
             Flag, 1954
                                               a painting of a flag.
                                               The roles are
                                               reversed: beginning
                                               with the flag, a
                                               painting was
                                               made…” - David
                                               Sylvester, "About
                                               Modern Art"
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                                                White
                                                Flag,
                                                1955

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




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-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




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Book, 1957, (encaustic on book)http://www.mcah.columbia.edu/cgi-
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       Numbers in
        Color,
       1958-59




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      False Start,
      1959,
      (oil on
      canvas)
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Shade, 1959,
 (encaustic on
 canvas with
 objects)




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   Out the Window,
     1959,
   (encaustic
     collage)




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Painted Bronze (Ale Cans), 1960




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Map, 1961   http://www.mcah.columbia.edu/cgi-
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Device, 1961-62




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     Diver, 1963,
     (charcoal
     and pastel
     on paper)
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 Filed Painting, 1963-64, (oil on canvas)

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           According to What, 1964,
           (oil on canvas)

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Watchman, 1964,
(oil on canvas with objects)




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1966 Lithograph printed
in gray on black
Fabriano paper            Untitled, 1977
                          Screenprint
   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    Photo by: Jack Spear
    three other museums      http://www.sfmoma.org/exhibitions/exhib_detail/
                             99_exhib_jasper_johns.html
    References
   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/jo
    hns_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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