Jasper Johns. Summer. 1985

Jasper Johns Summer 1985

  • Not on view

At the time it appeared, the series of works known as The Seasons was Johns's most autobiographical to date. Its imagery combines fragmented references to the artist's past work and his life, including a tracing of his shadow. Johns has said, "In my early work I tried to hide my personality, my psychological state, my emotions, but eventually it seemed like a losing battle. Finally one must simply drop the reserve."

Gallery label from Focus: Jasper Johns, December 5, 2008–February 16, 2009.
Medium
Encaustic on canvas
Dimensions
6' 3" x 50" (190.5 x 127 cm)
Credit
Gift of Philip Johnson
Object number
506.1998
Copyright
© 2019 Jasper Johns / Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY
Department
Painting and Sculpture

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