Friends preview: ‘Jasper Johns’

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  • 20 September 2017, 10am — 10pm
  • 21 September 2017, 10am — 6pm
  • 22 September 2017, 10am — 6pm

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Jasper Johns: ‘Something Resembling Truth’

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We invite Friends of the RA to join us for an exclusive preview of ‘Jasper Johns’ before it is open to the public. Jasper Johns is regarded as one of the most important artists of the 20th century, and has remained central to American contemporary art since his arrival in New York in the 1950s.

There is no one more fitting than Jasper Johns to take up the mantle from the likes of Ai Weiwei and Anselm Kiefer for our single artist, Main Galleries show. As one critic wrote, “few living artists have influenced the course of art as profoundly as Johns” (Evening Standard).

His treatment of iconography and appropriation of objects and symbols, such as his iconic flag and target works, made the familiar unfamiliar. The exhibition brings together the artist’s paintings, sculptures, prints and drawings. From his innovations in sculpture to his use of collage in paintings, the exhibition will give focus to different chapters of Johns’ career.

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  • 20 September 2017, 10am — 10pm
  • 21 September 2017, 10am — 6pm
  • 22 September 2017, 10am — 6pm

Main Galleries, Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly

Free, booking required.

Booking is now open to Friends of the RA.

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