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Interim 1950's - pt. 4: On the Verge of Conceptual Art, plus Johns, Kline, Rauschenberg and IBM

Conceptual art, at its best, is the simplest visual representation of an idea as possible. This isn’t good or bad, and it isn’t necessarily central to text-based art, but it is the as yet undefined ‘goal’ of transitional work of the 1950’s we’ve been discussing. 875 more words

Art History

REGRETS - JASPER JOHNS

The prolific American artist Jasper Johns, – who managed to capture the world with his primary-colored numbers, alphabets, empty targets and discoloured American flag – has struck again with a fantastically expected, but unexpected group of work titled REGRETS at the MOMA. 32 more words

Culture

Crafting an Imaginary Atlas for a Dystopianly Disproportionate World

What is one to make of the silkscreen prints Hong Hao assembles from digitized versions of antiquated printed world maps?  While dispensing with anything like an exact correspondence to the world, each creates a fantasia of borderlands, and offers something of a wry response to the frustration at imbalances of globalization, as much as they appropriate antiquated cartographical conventions and forms.   7,006 more words

Ai Wei Wei

Art Everywhere US: A Very, Very Big Art Show

Be a guest curator for the largest art exhibition in America! Beginning today, you can vote for your favorite American artworks from art museums across the country, including the DMA. 518 more words

Dallas Museum Of Art

Exhibit to See: American Legends

Today I went to see the Whitney’s show American Legends, From Calder to O’Keeffe.

The aim of the exhibition is to demonstrate how different and unique the various American artistic practices were, as America itself was evolving after the war. 195 more words

Flag (1954-1955) by Jasper Johns

Jasper Johns is one of most important and influential American born artist of the twentieth century, especially in pop, minimal and conceptual art movements. Johns’ Flag (1954-1955) is a painting of American flag in medium of encaustic, oil, and collage on fabric mounted on plywood. 292 more words

Field

Reflections on Johns' “Regrets”

The series of images from Jasper Johns’ “Regrets” show at MoMA derive from a photograph of Lucian Freud taken by John Deakin around 1964. The photograph was commissioned by Francis Bacon for his Three Studies of Lucian Freud—the triptych that made such big news last year when it sold at auction for $142.4 million to an anonymous buyer. 1,076 more words

RMW