Discussion by Jonathan Katz, co-curator of “Hide/Seek” and Chair of the Visual Studies Doctoral Program at SUNY-Buffalo.
In Memory of My Feelings-Frank O’Hara / Jasper Johns (born 1930) / Oil on canvas with objects, 1961 Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois; partial gift of Apollo Plastics Corporation, courtesy of Stefan T. Edlis and H. Gael Neeson
Ventriloquist / Jasper Johns (born 1930) / Encaustic on canvas, 1983 / Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas; museum purchase with funds provided by the Agnes Cullen Arnold Endowment Fund
Canto XIV / Robert Rauschenberg (1925-2008) / Offset lithograph (one of thirty-four), 1959-69 Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California; gift of Marcia Simon Weisman
Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture" was on view at the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, from October 30 through February 13, 2011
For more on the exhibit, visit the exhibit website at: http://npg.si.edu/exhibit/hideseek .