Curator Renee Maurer discusses Jasper Johns: Variations on a Theme, on view June 2 through September 9, 2012.
One of the most celebrated artists of the modern era, Jasper Johns (b. 1930) transformed the field of printmaking. For over 50 years, he has tested the medium's boundaries, reinventing subjects like targets, American flags, and images from art history in endless variation. The first exhibition of his work at The Phillips Collection features 101 iconic prints with groundbreaking examples of lithography, intaglio, silkscreen, and lead relief.
The exhibition is organized by The Phillips Collection in collaboration with the John and Maxine Belger Foundation.
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