Jasper Johns returns to MoMA to expose his latest production

Jasper Johns returns to MoMA to expose his latest production

The painter Jasper Johns, a symbol of American painting, is almost 84 years old but his art is still present."He is the biggest live artist," says a critic from The Guardian.Far from living from income, Johns is still interested in producing new works.

So much, that the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) of New York will host from this Saturday to September 'Regrets', the latest production of the American artist Jasper Johns, which includes paintings, drawings and engravings created in the last year and a half.

The artist, who has played a great role in American art in the 50s, is known for his paintings with iconic motifs such as flags, goals and numbers.

The exhibition includes 30 works

Its exhibition includes 30 works, among which you can see two paintings and several drawings and engravings.

In addition, Johns introduces a new reason within his personal iconography.This is the image of the young artist Lucian Freud tumaba in bed and with one raised arm that darkens her face in an introspective gesture.A photograph taken in 1964 by the British John Deakin and was commissioned by Francis Bacon as a starting material for his own paintings.

On the other hand, Johns has not only incorporated Freud's photophraphy in his work, but also the physical qualities of black and white printing.

His art is marked by everyday objects

Johns was born in 1930 in Augusta although he grew up in South Carolina.He started drawing when he was a child and with only five years he already knew that he wanted to be an artist.

Jasper Johns regresa al MoMA para exponer su última producción

According to the Metropolitan in New York, Johns is together with Rauschenberg and several expressionists of the previous generation such as Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning and Barnett Newman, one of the most significant and influential painters of the twentieth century.In addition, the museum ensures that its engravings are up to those of Picasso, Goya or Munch.

At the end of the 50s, Johns invented a new style that helped engender a large number of movements, such as minimalist art, conceptual and pop.Therefore, it is known as the father of minimalism and transformed the direction of abstract expressionism using everyday objects and reinterpreting them.

In the 60s, real objects such as hangers, holders and spoons began to incorporate into its paintings.

During the last decades Johns continued painting flags and that is that the artist points out that "the things that the mind already knows" become the details of the most famous works of art.

American painter, sculptor and graphic artist who has integrated into its pictorial expression a series of pop art elements, a trend of which is one of the main artists.

In 1954 he began to paint works that focused on issues such as American flags, numbers and letters of the alphabet.He painted objectivity and precisely, applying thick layers of paint so that the picture itself became an object and not only in the reproduction of recognizable objects.This idea of 'art-as-object' became a powerful influence on later sculpture and painting.In some paintings Johns added real objects on the canvas, such as rules and bars.At the beginning of 1987, a new path opened when exposing a cycle of four works entitled The stations in New York City.These paintings, 2 m for 1.25 m, have been especially significant for the history of American art.

In 1948 his first individual exhibition at the Gallerie Leo Castelli was celebrated.That same year he participates in the Venice Biennial and obtains the Pitsburgh International Biennial Prize for the "Gray Taps" box.

It also participates in the exhibition of the "Sixteen America" in the Museum of Modern Art of New York.

In 1960 he began working in lithographs, making presentations in Europe.He is awarded at the VI International Exhibition of Graphic Art in Ljubljana (Yugoslavia).

Until 1972 he is the artistic advisor of composer John Cage and dancer Merce Cunningham;He invites Robert Morris, Frank Stella, Andy Warhol, Bruce Nauman and others to collaborate.

In 1977 he celebrated a wide retrospective at the withney museum of American art, New York.In 1978 he participated in the Venice Biennial and in 1979 the Basel Kunstumuseum prepares a tour of his graphic work.

In 1978 he obtained the Venice Biennial Award.

His work can be found in prestigious museums and collections, highlighting: - Art Institute of Chicago - Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York - Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - Museum of Fine Arts, Houston - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), NewYork - National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.- San Francisco Museum of Modern Art - Stadel Museum, Frankfurt - Allen Memorial Art Museum at Oberlin College, Ohio - Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio - Fred Jones Jr.Museum of Art At The University of Oklahoma - Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston, South Carolina - Greenville County Museum of Art, South Carolina - Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.- Kamloops Art Gallery, British Columbia - Kunstmuseum Basel, Switzerland - Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester, New York - Milwaukee Art Museum, Wisconsin - Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas - Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles - National AcademyOf Design, New York - Princeton University Art Museum, New Jersey - Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C.- Tate Gallery, London, UK - Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Iran - Virginia Museum of Fine Arts - Walker Art Center, Minnesota - Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

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