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 Jasper Johns:  The 100 Monotypes,  2015

Jasper Johns: The 100 Monotypes

22. February – 19. July 2020

Jasper Johns (b. 1930) is one of the leading artists of American Pop Art. In celebration of his ninetieth birthday, the Museum Barberini presented his most recent series.

When Jasper Johns began to move Abstract Expressionism back to figuration in the 1950s by painting familiar objects and signs like flags, numbers, targets, maps, and letters, the musician John Cage asked him, “Is it a flag, or is it a painting?” Johns’s blurring of the boundaries between reality and representation addresses the emergence of meaning with the help of collage, stencils, and printed repetition.

 Jasper Johns:  The 100 Monotypes,  2015

Jasper Johns: The 100 Monotypes, 2015

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 Jasper Johns:  The 100 Monotypes,  2015

Jasper Johns: The 100 Monotypes, 2015

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“I like to repeat an image in another medium to observe the play between the two: the image and the medium. In a sense, one does the same thing two ways and observes differences and sameness—the stress the image takes in different media.”

Jasper Johns