Citações Jasper Johns

„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

„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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