Jasper Johns: Catalogue Raisonné of Painting and Sculpture

By | January 28, 2019
Jasper Johns: Catalogue Raisonné of Painting and Sculpture Author Roberta Bernstein
ISBN-10 0300227426
ISBN-13 9780300227420
Year 2017-04-11
Pages 1578
Language English
Publisher The Wildenstein Plattner Institute
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The essential five volume resource on the painting and sculpture of one of the worlds foremost contemporary artists For more than 60 years Jasper Johns b 1930 has remained a singular figure in contemporary art His most widely influential workdepictions of everyday objects and signs such as flags targets flashlights and lightbulbshelped change the face of the art world in the 1950s by introducing subject matter that stood in contrast to the prevailing style of Abstract Expressionism In subsequent decades Johnss art has increasingly engaged issues of memory and mortality often incorporating references to admired artistic predecessors This definitive 5 volume catalogue raisonn documents the entire body of painting and sculpture made by Johns from 1954 through 2014 encompassing 355 paintings and 86 sculptures Each work is illustrated with a full page reproduction nearly all of which were commissioned expressly for this publication A decade of research underpins the project with thorough documentation of each object and an overarching monograph that represents the most comprehensive study of the artists work to date All facets of the catalogue reflect the input of the artist who worked closely with the author at all stages

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