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Jasper Johns

Data de nascimento: 15. Maio 1930

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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

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„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

„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. – ruler on board.“

—  Jasper Johns
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

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„[to see the painting].. as an object, as a real thing in itself. (quote on his Flag-paintings)“

—  Jasper Johns
Quote from: Abstract Art, Anna Moszynska, Thames and Hudson 1990, p. 200

„I made the flags and targets to open men's eyes.... [they] were both things - which are seen and not looked at - examined.“

—  Jasper Johns
John's own comment on his exhibition of the 'Flag, Target and Number' paintings in 1958

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