Jasper Johns Pop Art -
all you need to know, the life and works of an American Icon
took creating pop art from everyday images to another level, perhaps
showing outstanding creativity in using maps, flags and other world
iconic imagery and placing them in an artistic context.
Famed for his brushwork and painterly touch, the modern imagery hid a
talented artist in the classical sense who chose Abstracr expressionism
as is artistic form of choice.
Recently is famous American Flag sold for more than $28 million . The
flags and images he created between 1954 and 1959 heralded the start of
the pop art movement.
Good friends with all the major pop artists of the era, he quickly
became one of the most famous and wealthiest living artists in the
Jasper Johns is said to dance along the pop art line between art and
reality, with critics praising the way in which the relationship is
deliciously blurred. However critics tend to point to the benal content
of the art he produced being as uninteresting as the everyday object.
Whatever you think, you can not ask for more iconic imagery than Jasper
In 1990 Johns was awarded the National Medal of Arts. He is represented
by the Matthew Marks Gallery in New York City.
Iconic imagery, some of which is surprisingly little known, should be
checked out below. Enjoy.
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