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Jasper Johns

Data de nascimento: 15. Maio 1930

Jasper Johns, Jr é um pintor norte-americano do movimento Pop Art.

Jasper Johns talvez tenha sido um dos mais importantes entre os pioneiros da pop art nos Estados Unidos. Começou a pintar objetos tão vulgares como por exemplo as bandeiras, mapas, algarismos. Exemplo de uma das suas principais obras é a "Três Bandeiras"

Citações Jasper Johns

„I'm especially interested in the music of John Cage... I would like to do some experimenting with the relationship between his freeform sound and free-form art.“

—  Jasper Johns

Quote of Johns, from: John Adds Plaster Casts To Focus Target Paintings, Donald Key, Milwaukee Journal, 19 June 1960, pt. 5, p. 6
1960s

„Cubism is an anatomical chart of a way of seeing external objects. But I want to confuse the meaning of the act of looking.“

—  Jasper Johns

Jasper Johns in Tokyo, Yoshiaki Tono, Tokyo August 1964, as quoted in Jasper Johns, Writings, sketchbook Notes, Interviews, ed; Kirk Varnedoe, Moma New York, 1996, p. 104
1960s

„An invisible drawing made in the air. Make a drawing behind your back. Make a stolen painting.“

—  Jasper Johns

Book A (sketchbook), p 40, c 1963-64: as quoted in Jasper Johns, Writings, sketchbook Notes, Interviews, ed. Kirk Varnedoe, Moma New York, 1996, p. 53
1960s

„The relationship between the object & the event. Can they 2 be separated? Is one a detail of the other? What is the meeting? Air?“

—  Jasper Johns

Book A (sketchbook), p 8, c 1960: as quoted in Jasper Johns, Writings, sketchbook Notes, Interviews, ed. Kirk Varnedoe, Moma New York, 1996, p. 49
1960s

„As you [Tono] has written, people say that my works are 'neutral'. But if you paint something, it is 'something', and it cannot be neutral. Being neutral is a mere expression of a form of intention.“

—  Jasper Johns

Quote from: Jasper Johns in Tokyo, Yoshiaki Tono, Tokyo August 1964, as cited in Jasper Johns, Writings, sketchbook Notes, Interviews, ed. Kirk Varnedoe, Moma New York, 1996, p. 101
1960s

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„Bend color names which should be made of neon or copper tubing. Place an object on a surface – trace the object – then bend the object – leaving some part of it attached.“

—  Jasper Johns

Book A (sketchbook), p 43, c 1963-64: as quoted in Jasper Johns, Writings, sketchbook Notes, Interviews, ed. Kirk Varnedoe, Moma New York, 1996, p. 54
1960s

„Put a lot of paint & a wooden ball or other object on a board. Push to the other end of the board. Use this in a painting.“

—  Jasper Johns

ruler on board.
Book A (sketchbook), p 52, c 1964: as quoted in Jasper Johns, Writings, sketchbook Notes, Interviews, ed. Kirk Varnedoe, Moma New York, 1996, p. 58
1960s

„To be an artist you have to give up everything, including the desire to be a good artist.“

—  Jasper Johns

as quoted in photo-exhibition 'Cy Twombly', museum Marseille Amsterdam, autumn 2008
2000s

„I don't want my work to be an exposure of my feelings.“

—  Jasper Johns

Quote from Abstract Expressionism, Davind Anfam, Thames and Hudson Ltd London, 1990, p. 202
1990s

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