Happy Birthday Jasper Johns

Today is Jasper Johns’s 82nd birthday. We will welcome Jasper Johns: Variations on a Theme opening June 2. The show will feature many works published by, and some on loan from, Universal Limited Art Editions. The image at right below, from ULAE’s photo archives, shows Johns working there in 1966.

(left) Jasper Johns, 1960s. Photo by Ugo Mulas from his book New York: The New Art Scene. New York: Holt, Rinehardt and Winston, 1967. (right) Jasper Johns and printer Ben Berns working on Two Maps I at United Limited Artist Editions, 1966. Photograph by Ugo Mulas from ULAE website.

(left) Jasper Johns, 1960s. Photo by Ugo Mulas from his book New York: The New Art Scene. New York: Holt, Rinehardt and Winston, 1967. (right) Jasper Johns and printer Ben Berns working on Two Maps I at Universal Limited Art Editions, 1966. Photograph by Ugo Mulas from ULAE website.

Seeing a thing can sometimes trigger the mind to  make another thing. In some instances the work may include as a sort of subject matter references to the thing that was seen.

-Jasper Johns to Richard Francis, 1982

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