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 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
Photos: Sarah Osborne Bender
Chief Curator Eliza Rathbone meets with graphic designer Rebecca Doran and Curatorial Coordinator Liza Key to review proofs for the title wall and artist portraits and biographies, as well as finalize color choices for a large graphic band that will be installed in the Cafritz Gallery to introduce the Snapshot exhibition. Snapshot: Painters and Photography, Bonnard to Vuillard opens February 4.
Brochure for exhibition. From the Phillips Collection Archives.
A modest exhibition, Paintings by Tomlin, Rothko, Okada opens in The Print Rooms on the ground level of The Phillips Gallery and runs through February 26. This is the first time works by Mark Rothko are exhibited at the museum. The exhibition includes: Mauve Intersection; Plum and Brown; Yellow, Red and Blue; Green and Maroon, Yellow, Green and Black; and Purple and Yellow.