Jasper Johns. Work since 1974

Organized by:
Philadelphia Museum of Art

Mark Rosenthal

While Johns' earlier work had been widely exhibited in Europe, there had been no major exhibition of his work since 1977. Therefore, Jasper Johns: Work since 1974 presented a survey of Johns' most recent work, from the Crosshatch paintings starting in 1974, the artist's first purely abstract canvases, to his more expressive personal imagery of the 1980s, culminating in the quartet of paintings known as The Seasons, in which the artist for the first time represents virtually a whole figure, a shadowy silhouette of himself. The exhibition comprised some 21 paintings in oil and/or encaustic and about ten works on paper on loan from public and private collection in Europe and the U.S. and from the artist.