Jasper Johns: Mind/Mirror
Jasper Johns, over his remarkable career, has shown little patience for those who would interpret him or his art. In a 2007 interview with The Art Newspaper, he said:
‘The kinds of meaning and order that we may find in works of art, I suspect, rarely duplicate those that the artists who made them might find. Most artists don’t concentrate on the past, and hope that their work gives us a sense of the present. Any artist probably feels that his work is logical. That doesn’t mean that it was pre-imagined, only that it seemed unavoidable, inevitable’.
Now, at the age of 91, Johns is being thrust well under the microscope with not one but two simultaneous exhibits of his art: one at The Whitney in New York, one at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The dual museum show is entitled Mind/Mirror and includes more than 500 of his paintings, prints, drawings, and sculptures dating back to 1954.
As you’ll see in the links below, there is much Mind/Mirror to see online.
Header: Jasper Johns. According to What. 1964