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Encyclopedia > Jasper Johns
Jasper Johns's 'Map', 1961
Jasper Johns's 'Map', 1961
Jasper Johns's 'Flag', Encaustic, oil and collage on fabric mounted on plywood,1954-55
Jasper Johns's 'Flag', Encaustic, oil and collage on fabric mounted on plywood,1954-55
Detail of Flag (1954-55). Museum of Modern Art, New York City. This image illustrates Johns' early technique of painting with thick, dripping encaustic over a collage made from found materials such as newspaper. This rough construction is rarely evident in reproductions of the work as a whole.
Detail of Flag (1954-55). Museum of Modern Art, New York City. This image illustrates Johns' early technique of painting with thick, dripping encaustic over a collage made from found materials such as newspaper. This rough construction is rarely evident in reproductions of the work as a whole.
Numbers by Jasper Johns at the New York State Theater.
Numbers by Jasper Johns at the New York State Theater.

Jasper Johns, Jr. (born May 15, 1930 in Augusta, Georgia) is a contemporary U.S. artist in painting and printmaking. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 505 pixelsFull resolution (839 × 530 pixel, file size: 120 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg)Jasper Johnss Map, 1961, Encaustic, oil, and collage, Museum of Modern Art, New York Fair use rationale: This is a historically significant work that could... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 505 pixelsFull resolution (839 × 530 pixel, file size: 120 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg)Jasper Johnss Map, 1961, Encaustic, oil, and collage, Museum of Modern Art, New York Fair use rationale: This is a historically significant work that could... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (881x661, 619 KB)Detail of Flag (1954-55). ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (881x661, 619 KB)Detail of Flag (1954-55). ... This article is about the museum in New York City. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2112x2816, 5088 KB) The Jasper Johns work Numbers at the New York State Theater by David Shankbone. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2112x2816, 5088 KB) The Jasper Johns work Numbers at the New York State Theater by David Shankbone. ... , The New York State Theater at Lincoln Center, seen from the Lincoln Center Plaza. ... is the 135th day of the year (136th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1930 (MCMXXX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display 1930 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Augusta is a city in the state of Georgia in the United States of America. ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... Printmaking is the process of making artworks by printing, normally on paper. ...

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Early life

Jasper Johns grew up in Allendale, South Carolina, and recounting this period in his life, he says, "In the place where I was a child, there were no artists and there was no art, so I really didn't know what that meant. I think I thought it meant that I would be in a situation different than the one that I was in." Allendale is a town located in Allendale County, South Carolina. ...


Johns studied at the University of South Carolina from 1947 to 1948, a total of three semesters.[1] He then moved to New York City and studied briefly at Parsons School of Design in 1949.[1] While in New York, Johns met Robert Rauschenberg, Merce Cunningham and John Cage. Working together they explored the contemporary art scene, and began developing their ideas on art. In 1952 and 1953 he was stationed in Sendai, Japan during the Korean War.[1] The University of South Carolina, Columbia (USC or Carolina) is a public, co-educational, research university located in Columbia, South Carolina, United States. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... The Parsons School of Design, located in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of New York City, is a design school affiliated (since 1970) with the New School University. ... Robert Rauschenberg, Canyon, 1959. ... Merce Cunningham (born April 16, 1919 in Centralia, Washington, United States) is an American dancer and choreographer. ... For the Mortal Kombat character, see Johnny Cage. ... This April 2007 does not cite its references or sources. ... Combatants United Nations:  Republic of Korea,  Australia,  Belgium,  Luxembourg,  Canada,  Colombia,  Ethiopia,  France,  Greece,  Luxembourg,  Netherlands,  New Zealand,  Philippines,  South Africa,  Thailand,  Turkey,  United Kingdom,  United States Medical staff:  Denmark,  Australia,  Italy,  Norway,  Sweden Communist states:  Democratic People’s Republic of Korea,  Peoples Republic of China,  Soviet Union Commanders...


In 1958, gallery owner Leo Castelli discovered Johns while visiting Robert Rauschenberg's studio.[1] Leo Castelli (1907–1999) was an Austro-Hungarian art dealer. ... Robert Rauschenberg, Canyon, 1959. ...


Johns currently lives in Sharon, Connecticut.[citation needed] Sharon is a town located in Litchfield County, Connecticut, in the northwest corner of the state. ...


Work

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. For other uses, see Flag (disambiguation). ... Union Jack. ... Neo-Dada is an artistic movement of the 20th century, usually thought to have begun in the 1960s. ... Just What Is It That Makes Today’s Homes So Different, So Appealing? (1956) is one of the earliest works to be considered pop art. ...


Early works were composed using simple schema such as flags, maps, targets, letters and numbers. Johns' treatment of the surface is often lush and painterly; he is famous for incorporating such media as Encaustic (wax-based paint), and plaster relief in his paintings. Johns played with and presented opposites, contradictions, paradoxes, and ironies, much like Marcel Duchamp (who was associated with the Dada movement). Johns also produces intaglio prints, sculptures and lithographs with similar motifs. Encaustic painting, also called hot wax painting, involves using heated beeswax to which colored pigments are added. ... Look up paradox in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Marcel Duchamp (pronounced ) (July 28, 1887 – October 2, 1968) was a French artist (he became an American citizen in 1955) whose work and ideas had considerable influence on the development of post-World War II Western art, and whose advice to modern art collectors helped shape the tastes of the... Cover of the first edition of the publication, Dada. ... Intaglio printing. ... Sculptor redirects here. ... Lithography is a method for printing on a smooth surface, as well as a method of manufacturing semiconductor and MEMS devices. ...


Johns' breakthrough move, which was to inform much later work by others, was to appropriate popular iconography for painting, thus allowing a set of familiar associations to answer the need for subject. Though the Abstract Expressionists disdained subject matter, in the end it could be said that they simply changed subjects. Johns neutralized the subject, so that something like pure paint--painted surface--could declare itself. For twenty years after Johns painted "Flag," the surface--in Andy Warhol's silkscreens or Robert Irwin's illuminated ambiances--could suffice. American post-World War II art movement. ... Andrew Warhola (August 6, 1928 — February 22, 1987), better known as Andy Warhol, was an American artist who became a central figure in the movement known as Pop art. ... Robert Irwin may be Robert Irwin (artist) Robert Graham Irwin, writer Robert Irwin (real estate author) This is a disambiguation page—a list of articles associated with the same title. ...


In contrast to the concept of macho 'artist hero' as ascribed to Abstract Expressionist figures such as Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning, whose paintings are fully indexical (that is, standing effectively as an all-over canvas signature), "Neo-Dadaists" like Johns and Robert Rauschenberg seem preoccupied with a lessening of the reliance of their art on indexical qualities, seeking instead to create meaning solely through the use of conventional symbols, painted indexically in mockery of the hallowed individuality of the Abstract Expressionists. There is also the issue of symbols existing outside of any referential context; Johns' flag, for instance, is primarily a visual object, divorced from its symbolic connotations and reduced to something in-itself. American post-World War II art movement. ... Controversy swirls over the alleged sale of No. ... Willem de Koonings Woman V (1952-53), National Gallery of Australia Willem de Kooning (April 24, 1904 – March 19, 1997) was an abstract expressionist painter, born in Rotterdam, Netherlands. ... An indexical behavior or utterance is one whose meaning varies according to context. ... Neo-Dada is a label applied primarily to the visual arts describing artwork that has similarities in method or intent to earlier Dada artwork. ... Robert Rauschenberg, Canyon, 1959. ...


In 1998, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York paid more than $20 million for Johns' White Flag.[citation needed] Metropolitan Museum of Art New York Elevation The Metropolitan Museum of Art, often referred to simply as the Met, is one of the worlds largest and most important art museums. ...


In 2006, private collectors Anne and Kenneth Griffin (founder of the Chicago-based hedge fund Citadel Investment Group) bought Johns' False Start for $80 million.[citation needed] A hedge fund is a private investment fund charging a performance fee and typically open to only a limited range of qualified investors. ... Citadel Investment Group is a $13. ...


Other work

Jasper Johns once guest-starred on The Simpsons as himself. In the episode "Mom and Pop Art", Homer Simpson accidentally becomes an artist, and Johns attends one of his exhibitions. Johns is portrayed as a kleptomaniac, stealing items of food, lightbulbs, a motor boat, and a painting Marge is working on. Simpsons redirects here. ... Mom and Pop Art is the nineteenth episode of The Simpsons tenth season. ... Homer Simpson is also a character in the book and film The Day of the Locust. ... Kleptomania (word of Greek origin) is an obsession with stealing. ... Marjorie Marge Simpson (née Bouvier) is a fictional character featured in the animated television series The Simpsons and is voiced by Julie Kavner. ...

  • White Flag (1955)[2]
  • False Start (1959)
  • Study for Skin (1962)
  • Figure Five (1963-64)
  • Seasons (1986)
  • Three Flags (1958)

References

  1. ^ a b c d Jasper Johns (born 1930); The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
  2. ^ Works of Art: Modern Art Metropolitan Museum of Art, online June 15, 2007
  • Busch, Julia M., A Decade of Sculpture: the New Media in the 1960's (The Art Alliance Press: Philadelphia; Associated University Presses: London, 1974) ISBN 0-87982-007-1

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External links

Go to www.myspace.com/jasperjohnsart


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Jasper Johns - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (551 words)
Jasper Johns grew up in Allendale, South Carolina, and recounting this period in his life, he says, "In the place where I was a child, there were no artists and there was no art, so I really didn't know what that meant.
Johns' treatment of the surface is often lush and painterly; he is famous for incorporating such media as Encaustic (wax-based paint), and plaster relief in his paintings.
Jasper Johns guest-starred on an episode of The Simpsons as himself.
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Jasper Johns was born in 1930 in Augusta, Georgia.
Johns left the school because he was granted a scholarship for financial reasons only, not because of his artistic merit.
Johns and Rauschenberg broke new ground by breaking away from Abstract Expressionism by using common objects in their paintings, combines, and assemblages.
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