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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

„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

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„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

„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

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„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

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„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

„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

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