Royal Academy of Arts - Jasper Johns: Something Resembling Truth

Jasper Johns is regarded as one of the most important artists of the 20th century, and has remained central to American contemporary art since his arrival in New York in the 1950s. His treatment of iconography and appropriation of objects and symbols, such as his iconic flag and target works, made the familiar unfamiliar. The exhibition brings together the artist’s paintings, sculptures, prints and drawings. From his innovations in sculpture to his use of collage in paintings, the exhibition will give focus to different chapters of Johns’ career.
 
Until December 10, 2017
 
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Jasper Johns, Target, 1961. Encaustic and collage on canvas. 167.6 x 167.6 cm. The Art Institute of Chicago © Jasper Johns / VAGA, New York / DACS, London. Photo: © 2017. The Art Institute of Chicago / Art Resource, NY / Scala, Florence.
 
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Jasper Johns, Flag, 1958. Encaustic on canvas. 105.1 x 154.9 cm. Private collection c Jasper Johns / VAGA, New York / DACS, London 2017. Photo: Jamie Stukenberg c The Wildenstein Plattner Institute, 2017
 
 
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Jasper Johns, 0 through 9, 1961. Oil on canvas, 137.2 x 104.8 cm. Tate, London 2016. (c) Jasper Johns / VAGA, New York / DACS, London 2016
 
 
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Jasper Johns, 0 Through 9, 1960. Charcoal on paper. 73 x 58cm. Collection of the artist c Jasper Johns / VAGA, New York / DACS, London 2017. Photo: Jamie Stukenberg / Professional Graphics Inc., Rockford, IL
 
 
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Jasper Johns, Regrets, 2013. 127 x 182.9 cm. Collection of Marguerite Steed Hoffman © Jasper Johns / VAGA, New York / DACS, London; Photo: © Jerry L. Thompson.
 
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Jasper Johns, Painting with Two Balls, 1960. Encaustic and collage on canvas with objects. 165.1 x 137.5 cm. Collection of the artist © Jasper Johns / VAGA, New York / DACS, London 2017. Photo: Jamie Stukenberg © The Wildenstein Plattner Institute, 2017.
 
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Jasper Johns, Between the Clock and the Bed, 1981. Oil on canvas. 182.9 x 320.7 cm. Collection of the artist © Jasper Johns / VAGA, New York / DACS, London 2017. Photo: Jamie Stukenberg © The Wildenstein Plattner Institute, 2017.
 
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Jasper Johns, Untitled, 1992-94. Encaustic on canvas. 199.4 x 300.7 cm. The Eli and Edythe L. Broad Collection © Jasper Johns / VAGA, New York / DACS, London 2017.
 
 
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Jasper Johns, Summer, 1985. Encaustic on canvas. 190.5 x 127 cm. Museum of Modern Art, New York © Jasper Johns / VAGA, New York / DACS, London 2017. c 2017. Digital image, The Museum of Modern Art, New York / Scala, Florence
 
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Jasper Johns, Fool's House, 1961-62 (detail). Oil on canvas with broom, sculptural towel, stretcher and cup, 182.9 x 92.5 x 11.4 cm. Private collection c Jasper Johns / VAGA, New York / DACS, London 2017

 
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