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Jasper Johns : a retrospective

Author: Kirk Varnedoe; Jasper Johns; Roberta Bernstein; Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)
Publisher: New York : Museum of Modern Art : Distributed by Harry N. Abrams, ©1996.
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Accompanying the major exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, in 1996-97, Jasper Johns: A Retrospective contains 264 color plates illustrating Johns's work in all its facets - paintings, drawings, sculptures, and prints. An introductory essay by Kirk Varnedoe, the exhibition's curator, looks back through the layers of memory in Johns's recent work to review the essential themes that have engaged the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
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Varnedoe, Kirk, 1946-2003.
Jasper Johns.
New York : Museum of Modern Art : Distributed by Harry N. Abrams, ©1996
(OCoLC)643926494
Named Person: Jasper Johns; Jasper Johns; Jasper Johns
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kirk Varnedoe; Jasper Johns; Roberta Bernstein; Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)
ISBN: 0870703889 9780870703881 0870703897 9780870703898 0810961652 9780810961654
OCLC Number: 35824880
Notes: Published in conjunction with an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, Oct. 20, 1996-Jan. 21, 1997.
Description: 408 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 32 cm
Contents: Introduction : A sense of life / Kirk Varnedoe --
"Seeing a thing can sometimes trigger the mind to make another thing" / Roberta Bernstein --
Fire: Johns's work as seen and used by American artists / Kirk Varnedoe --
Chronology and plates / compiled by Lilian Tone : 1930-1958 ; 1959-1960 ; 1961-1963 ; 1964-1971 ; 1972-1978 ; 1979-1981 ; 1982-1984 ; 1985-1989 ; 1990-1995 --
Notes to the chronology.
Responsibility: Kirk Varnedoe ; with an essay by Roberta Bernstein.

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Accompanying the major exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, in 1996-97, Jasper Johns: A Retrospective contains 264 color plates illustrating Johns's work in all its facets - paintings, drawings, sculptures, and prints. An introductory essay by Kirk Varnedoe, the exhibition's curator, looks back through the layers of memory in Johns's recent work to review the essential themes that have engaged the artist since his epoch-making Flag and Target paintings of the mid-1950s. In the book's second essay, Roberta Bernstein analyzes a crucial tactic in Johns's art: his many methods of referring to predecessor artists ranging from Leonardo and Grunewald to Cezanne, Duchamp, and Picasso. The illustrations for Bernstein's essay include a fourteen-page section reproducing the images she discusses - a striking visual demonstration of the variety of the art that Johns's work gathers together and transforms. Varnedoe then takes the opposite approach to Bernstein's, exploring how Johns's art has been interpreted by the artists of his and our own time: from the Pop, Minimal and Conceptual movements of the 1960s through to the new art of today, his work has proved rich enough to have a fundamentally influential impact on an extraordinarily diverse array of artists. The plates in Jasper Johns: A Retrospective are arranged in sections according to the stages of Johns's career, allowing comparison of paintings, drawings, sculptures, and prints from each period of his art as it has developed and changed. This comprehensive selection of reproductions is interwoven with an illustrated chronology tracing Johns's life and work with unprecedented accuracy and thoroughness.

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