Hardback Jasper Johns Exhibition Catalogue
This handsomely illustrated exhibition catalogue presents the most iconic paintings, sculptures, works on paper and collages of Jasper Johns, one of the most influential American artists of the last sixty years.
His astonishing works incorporate the use of popular iconography, such as flags, numbers and maps. These are rendered with a distinctive textural, painterly surface, resulting in striking pieces with colossal impact.
One hopes for something resembling truth, some sense of life,
even of grace, to flicker, at least, in the work.
Jasper Johns, 2006.
The hardback Jasper Johns exhibition catalogue includes 200 colour images across 240 pages. Contributions to this fascinating publication come from leading authorities on Johns's work, including Roberta Bernstein, Professor at the University at Albany, New York (SUNY) and author of the catalogue raisonné of Jasper Johns’s paintings and sculptures, and Edith Devaney, Curator of Contemporary Projects at the Royal Academy of Arts.
The volume accompanies Jasper Johns: ‘Something Resembling Truth’, the first comprehensive survey of the artist’s work to be held in the UK in 40 years. The exhibition is on display in the Main Galleries, Royal Academy of Arts from 23 September — 10 December 2017.