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Jasper Johns

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Jjohns

Birthplace
Augusta, Georgia

Birth year
1930

Lives in
Sharon, Connecticut and the Island of Saint Martin

Current Exhibitions and Events
Oct, 2014 Literary Devices
Fisher Landau Center for Art
 
Oct, 2014 Blurred Lines: Contemporary Self-Taught Meets the Masters
Hudgens Art Center
 
Oct, 2014 LUDWIG GOES POP
Museum Ludwig Köln
 
Sep, 2014 AZIMUT/H. Continuity and Newness
Peggy Guggenheim Collection
 
Sep, 2014 Celebrating the Spectrum: Highlights from the Anderson Collection
de Young Museum
 
Aug, 2014 Pop Art from the Anderson Collection at SFMOMA
Cantor Arts Center
 
Jul, 2014 Picture Puzzles
Museum of Fine Arts Boston
 
Jun, 2014 Art Expanded, 1958–1978
Walker Art Center
 
Statement

Jasper Johns is an American contemporary artist who works primarily in painting and printmaking. He is best known for his painting Flag (1954-55), which he painted after having a dream of the American flag. His work is often described as a Neo-Dadaist, as opposed to pop art, even though his subject matter often includes images and objects from popular culture. Still, many compilations on pop art include Jasper Johns as a pop artist because of his artistic use of classical iconography.

Since the 1980s, Johns produce paintings at four to five a year, sometimes not at all during a year. His large scale paintings are much favored by collectors and due to their rarity, it is known that Johns' works are extremely difficult to acquire.

Find out more about the man and his work here.

Recent Exhibits

Jasper Johns participated in these exhibits:

Oct, 2014 FIERCE CREATIVITY curated by Chuck Close and Jessica Craig-Martin
Pace Gallery - 57th St.
 
Jul, 2014 Artist's Artists: James Siena, Josh Smith, and Charline von Heyl Collect Prints
IPCNY International Print Center New York
 
Jul, 2014 Artist's Artists: James Siena, Josh Smith, and Charline von Heyl Collect Prints
International Print Center New York
 
Jun, 2014 New Now 2
DAUM MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART
 
Jun, 2014 Meyerhoff Modernism from the National Gallery of Art: The Robert & Jane Meyerhoff Collection
de Young Museum
 
Jun, 2014 Legacy: The Emily Fisher Landau Collection
San Jose Museum of Art
 
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Jasper Johns has Exhibited at these venues:

Pace Gallery - 57th St. Fisher Landau Center for Art
Hudgens Art Center Museum Ludwig Köln
Peggy Guggenheim Collection de Young Museum
IPCNY International Print Center New York International Print Center New York
DAUM MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART Cantor Arts Center
Museum of Fine Arts Boston Walker Art Center
San Jose Museum of Art Kunsthalle Wien Museumsquartier
Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art Leslie Sacks Fine Art
A&D Gallery Leo Castelli Gallery
Mnuchin Gallery Bibliothèque nationale de France - François-Mitterrand
Katonah Museum of Art Smithsonian American Art Museum
MoMA (Museum of Modern Art) Zane Bennett Contemporary Art
Missoula Art Museum Matthew Marks Gallery - 24th St.
The Fralin Museum of Art Denis Bloch Fine Art
SENIOR & SHOPMAKER GALLERY Galerie Lelong - Paris
Hamburger Kunsthalle Montclair Art Museum
Sean Kelly Gallery MARC STRAUS
Minneapolis Institute of Arts The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center
Art League Houston Whitney Museum of American Art
Blanton Museum of Art ALBRIGHT-KNOX ART GALLERY
HENIE ONSTAD ART CENTER Craig F. Starr Gallery
John Berggruen Gallery LeRoy Neiman Gallery
Printed Editions Barbican Art Gallery
The Art Institute of Chicago Leslie Sacks Contemporary
SFMOMA - San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Matthew Marks Gallery, North Orange Grove
Matthew Marks Gallery, Santa Monica Philadelphia Museum of Art
Jack Rutberg Fine Arts Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University
Woodward Gallery The Art Gallery of Western Australia
The Phillips Collection Mint Museum UPTOWN
Gagosian - Paris Thomas Paul Fine Art
Tacoma Art Museum Azzurra
Chicago Cultural Center Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Fundación Juan March (Palma) ROBERT BERMAN GALLERY B7
New Orleans Museum of Art Park Avenue Armory
Pace Gallery - 510 W 25th Pace Gallery 508 W. 25th
Brooke Alexander Museum of Arts and Design
David Zwirner- 533 W. 19th David Zwirner- 525 W. 19th
David Zwirner- 519 W. 19th Geoffrey Young Gallery
Leo Castelli Gallery Queen's Nails
Matthew Marks Gallery - 522 W. 22nd St. William Shearburn Gallery
Martin-Gropius-Bau Madelyn Jordon Fine Art
Zieher Smith & Horton Lehmann Maupin
National Portrait Gallery (Smithsonian Institution) Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (Law Building)
Simon Lee Marianne Boesky Gallery 64th Street
The Honolulu Museum of Art MoMA PS1
Palm Springs Art Museum Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd.
Paula Cooper Gallery - 521 W. 21st Street Timothy Taylor Gallery
Marlborough Gallery New York Greenberg Van Doren Gallery
Dallas Museum of Art Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego-Downtown
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego-La Jolla Gagosian Gallery- 21st St.
Greenfield Sacks Gallery The Metropolitan Museum of Art
San Diego Museum of Art Pace Gallery - 25th St.
Pratt Manhattan Gallery
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