For 6 decades Jasper Johns has been Internationally recognized for iconic paintings, sculpture, drawings, prints from Targets, Maps, Crosshatch, Savarin…
Jasper Johns, "0 through 9," 1965, Charcoal and graphite pencil on paper, 30 × 22 1/2 inches. Collection of Kristen and Alex Klabin. View selection of iconic museum quality Jasper Johns Prints available from Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd. including iconic works from the Artist's series of Flags, Maps, Targets, Numbers, Savarin, Crosshatch and Seasons.
Jasper Johns masterpiece, Painting With Two Balls, 1960, encaustic on canvas was included in the Jasper Johns retrospective "Something Resembling The Truth" at The Broad Museum, Los Angeles, California. Painting With Two Balls, 1960 began with a layer of torn newspaper pages, physically shredding topicality as the painting’s foundation. On top of the collage element, brushwork is applied edge to edge with what could be called “delicate energy.”
In a conversation between legendary Artist #JasperJohns and Professor #RobertaBernstein that touched on his use of plaster fragments in early works, such as “Target with Plaster Casts” and “Target with Four Faces” both created in 1955, Johns stated: "Any broken representation of the human physique is touching in someway; it’s upsetting or provokes reactions that one can’t quite account for. Maybe because one’s image of one’s own body is disturbed by it."
#JasperJohns, Untitled. 2018, oil on canvas, 50 3/4 x 34 1/8 inches. In this exhibition of works created from 2014-2018, #JasperJohns is candid about aging, mortality and the dead selves we leave behind. The works in this exhibition constitute a deeply felt, intellectual inquiry into what it means to exist, to live with one’s memories, to grow old, and die.
#JasperJohns Gray Numbers, 1958, encaustic on canvas. #JasperJohns does not want to explain his art or offer biographical interpretations of his artworks. He is notoriously elusive and his humor tends toward the sardonic. Johns once joked that, of the dozens of books that have been written about his art, his favorite one was written in Japanese. What he liked is that he could not understand it.
Extraordinary #JasperJohns “Ventriloquist” 1983, encaustic on canvas iin the collection of The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas. In this painting, Jasper Johns becomes the “ventriloquist,” by creating a 6-foot painting that creates an autobiographical point of view via works of other artists as well as his own. The painting includes references to a #BarnettNewman print shown in reverse; #GeorgeOhr pottery from Johns' collection; Johns' artwork, a #JasperJohns double flag painting.