The Calder Ficelle was indeed a work of art. Forgive me for not taking a picture of it before it was so hastily consumed.
It turns out Jasper Johns’s obsession with taking a single object and looking at it from every angle and variation is contagious. Thanks to the imagery in Jasper Johns: Variations on a Theme, I’m noticing targets:
and flags everywhere:
And these examples were collected in just half an hour of walking around the neighborhood with a camera. I have a feeling that I’ll be seeing echoes of the Jasper Johns exhibition long after it leaves the Phillips in September.
Amy Wike, Publicity and Marketing Coordinator
UPDATE: Marsha Mateyka Gallery has extended the exhibition through April 21.