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.
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