Jasper Johns

Jasper Johns creates innovative drawings, sculptural objects, and paintings that challenge conventional notions of art and depict “the things the mind already knows.” Typically painted on newsprint with encaustic, his compositions feature ubiquitous symbols, including targets, numbers, and American flags. His banal and emotionless subject matter radically departed from abstract expressionism; while his painting utilized the compositional techniques of the movement, his “use of these techniques stressed conscious control rather than spontaneity.”

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