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Jasper Johns: The Business of the Eye

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Though his work is often categorized as Pop Art for its use of popular iconography and household objects, Jasper Johns can also be described as a Neo-Dadaist. Using wax-based paint, plaster relief, collage, and even commonplace objects such as brooms and rulers in his paintings, Johns achieves a sculptural texture in his work. He is arguably most known for his flag paintings of the 1950s (the Museum of Modern Art in New York recently paid over $20 million for White Flag), though other themes, including targets, numbers, letters, and maps, are also famously recurrent. Johns is widely considered one of the most important American artists of the 20th century.
 
About the Series:
Each book in TASCHEN’s Basic Art series features:
  • a detailed chronological summary of the life and oeuvre of the artist, covering his or her cultural and historical importance
  • a concise biography
  • approximately 100 illustrations with explanatory captions

About the Author

Barbara Hess (b. 1964) is an art historian, critic and translator, resident in Cologne. Her numerous articles on contemporary art have featured in Camera Austria, Flash Art, Kunst-Bulletin and Texte zur Kunst. She co-curated the touring exhibition Ready to Shoot: Fernsehgalerie Gerry Schum/videogalerie schum at the Kunsthalle Düsseldorf and the Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris. Her TASCHEN titles include a monograph on Willem de Kooning.

Product Details

ISBN:
9783822851715
Publisher:
Taschen
Subject:
General
Author:
Hess, Barbara
Subject:
Popular Culture - General
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Individual Artist
Subject:
Individual Artists - General
Subject:
Art - General
Subject:
Popular Culture
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Series:
Taschen Spring
Publication Date:
20070431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
9.00x7.34x.32 in. .79 lbs.

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