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Jasper Johns

 (born 1930)
Jasper Johns is active/lives in New York.  Jasper Johns is known for modernist flags, pop symbol painting, sculpture.

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Artist Bulletins for Jasper Johns


9 archived bulletin(s) below.    (Note:  Bulletins are no longer updatable as of 2015.)

Jasper Johns
Virginia Houston (07/25/2008)
What is it about Johns paintings that people like? I've never seen one except in print. Up close and personal must be the only good way to view these paintings.





Jasper Johns
V. Houston (07/25/2008)
How old is "Little Jap" now? His dad was Jasper,too. Guess he is the only famous person in the family.





how to contact Jasper Johns
Luca Notari (02/03/2008)
I too would like to contact Mr. Johns, since we published last year a book about him written by the major French writer Michel Butor. I would like to send him a personal copy but unfortunately I was unable to find his personal address. Anyone can help me?





Jasper Johns
Jim (11/07/2007)
I found two paintings at my grandmothers house recently. They both have a signature that seems to say simply "Johns". I was wondering if that is how Jasper Johns signed his paintings or if perhaps it is someone else? Thanks for your help.





Jasper Johns
Sarah Beardmore (12/17/2002)
He has some very cool flag paintings that really get to your patriotism. It changed my mind a lot about flags and I hope it does yours too........For only being 13 years old I like to draw and paint..he really urged me to do my part in the are world...i hope it does yours too bye.





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Nathan Smith (01/25/2002)
What high school did Jasper Johns graduate from?





Jasper Johns Painting on CD Cover
Loranth (12/15/2001)
On December 9, 2001,the Akron Beacon Journal reported the following news: "A stark and beautiful American flag painting by Jasper Johns adorns the cover of America: A Tribute to Heroes" ... On Sept. 21, actors and musicians gathered for what remains the most haunting and appropriate entertainment industry response to the Sept. 11 attacks. Airing live on more than 30 networks and watched by 60 million people in the United States, Tribute raised $150 million. Bruce Springsteen,Faith Hill,Paul Simon,Fred Durst, Mariah Carey, Neil Young,Stevie Wonder, Wyclef Jean, Tom Petty, Billy Joel, U2, Celine Dion, and Willie Nelson performed...Proceeds go the Red Cross' Sept. 11th Fund."





Jasper JOhns
Maygn (09/06/2001)
Jasper Johns is in my eyes, and others, one of the best post abstract Expressionists. I admire and charish his work.





Johns at the Philadelphia Museum of Art
Mary Webb (07/26/2001)
In the July 20, 2001 issue of the New York Times article titled " A Jasper Johns for Philadelphia" by Carol Vogel, it was announced that the Philadelphia Museum of Art "had just acquired "Catenary (I Call to the Grave)," a 1998 painting from Jasper Johns's "Bridge" series. The museum bought the painting, which experts say is worth about $2 million, directly from Mr. Johns. The money came from donors, including members of the museum's committee on modern and contemporary art. It is not surprising that Mr. Johns, an artist with a long list of collectors eagerly waiting to buy his works, chose to do business with the museum. He has special ties to the institution dating to 1969, when it organized the first exhibition and catalog of his prints. Twenty years later, it organized "Jasper Johns: Work Since 1974" for the American pavilion at the Venice Biennale, where it won the Gold Lion Award. This is the second painting by Mr. Johns to enter the museum's collection. The first was "Sculpmetal Numbers" (1963), which the museum received in 1975 from the Woodward Foundation." The work is "monumental in scale, "Catenary (I Call to the Grave)" measures 118 inches long by 78 inches high. It is in tones of gray encaustic, an ancient technique involving pigment suspended in melted wax, which Mr. Johns is frequently credited with reviving. The material sets rapidly, allowing every brush stroke to remain distinct. A diamond-patterned harlequin motif appears on the right side of the canvas; a white string is suspended across the canvas from wooden slats that tilt outward along the left and right edges of the painting. The title may seem strange. Normally associated with suspension bridges, the word catenary describes the curve made by a flexible cord freely suspended between two points. The painting has not been seen in public before, having stayed at the artist's home on St. Martin since it was completed. But it was illustrated in the catalog of the exhibition of the "Bridge" series organized by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Yale University Art Gallery in 1999-2000. The painting is on view in Philadelphia in a special room devoted to the artist, alongside a group of his paintings and sculptures on loan from Mr. Johns. " Bravo!





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