Jasper Johns

Jasper Johns
Library Shelf Location 18.JOHN
Publication Date 1998
Description Loans from the artist for the opening exhibition of the Fondation Beyeler's museum. 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. Essay by Richard Rosenblum. Foreword by Markus Bruderlin
ISBN 3775711120
Quantity 1
Pages 88
Author Robert Rosenblum
Formats Paperback, Exhibition Catalogue
Publisher Fondation Beyeler
Related Artist Jasper Johns
Months October1997, November 1997, December 1997, January 1998
Categories Painting, Sculpture
Keywords Pop Art, Abstract Expressionism
Related Gallery Fondation Beyeler, Basel
Artist's Nationality American (USA)
Languages Swiss, English

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