A story about a kidney and the drawing of a knee bring up age-old arguments about plagiarism and appropriation.
Jasper Johns: Hiding in Plain Sight
Johns has repeatedly used one motif whose source has never been identified.
In Praise of Painting’s Ambiguity, Part 4
Jasper Johns’s art has been accused of being cool, detached, aloof, and remote; nothing could be farther from the truth.
An Art of Changes: Jasper Johns Prints, 1960–2018 Opens October 12 at Carnegie Museum of Art
Explore nearly six decades of work by one of America’s most influential artists in this dynamic career survey.
In Praise of Painting’s Ambiguity, Part 3
Jasper Johns breaks down the image of a broken man.
In Praise of Painting’s Ambiguity, Part 2
Despite all the changes that Jasper Johns’s art has undergone since the mid-1950s, he has repeatedly returned to the theme of brokenness.
Jasper Johns’s Messengers of Aging and Mortality
In these works, we are looking at a merging of organization and dissipation, an image of our destiny.
A Less Explored Side of Jasper Johns
When I visited Johns a few months ago, I saw two works that led me on a search for paintings that did not neatly fit in with his larger oeuvre.
Jasper Johns’ Life and Work: A Conversation Between John Yau, Martha Wilson, and William Villalongo
Who gets remembered and how?
Four Los Angeles Shows to Look Forward to in the New Year
From an exhibition about the first superstar curator to Pacific Standard Time’s performance festival, there’s strong work aplenty on the horizon.
Twenty-Nine Thoughts on Jasper Johns
He pushes back against the widely accepted view that the artist’s primary goal is formal innovation.
The Pursuit of Art, 2016
The first painting I saw in 2016 was “Cockman Always Rises Orange” (2015): we can’t say we weren’t warned.