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Jasper Johns «Map»
Jasper Johns, «Map», 1961
© Jasper Johns
Oil on canvas, , 1961


Categories: Painting

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icon: authorChristine Buci-Glucksmann «From the carthopraphic View to the Virtual»

United States | 312,17*198,1cm cm (W*H) | Öl auf Leinwand/oil on canvas | Archive / Collection: Museum of Modern Art, New York

 Jasper Johns

Jasper Johns' paintings in the 1960s depict «commonplace, two-dimensional subjects such as flags, targets, maps, numbers, and letters of the alphabet. He was able to raise these objects to the level of icons through his paint handling and manipulation of surface texture (...). In their willful and ironic banality and their rejection of emotional expression, these early works were a radical departure from the then-dominant Abstract Expressionist style. Johns's unabashed depiction of commonplace emblems and objects was emulated by many Pop art artists.»

Source: Webpage Museum of Modern Art, New York