Opening reception: ‘Jasper Johns’

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Tuesday 19 September 2017
6.30 — 8.30pm

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Jasper Johns: ‘Something Resembling Truth’

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Jasper Johns, Painted Bronze, 1960.

Painted bronze. 34.3 x 20.3 cm. Private collection © Jasper Johns / VAGA, New York / DACS, London 2017 Courtesy Matthew Marks Gallery. Photo: Jamie Stukenberg.

We invite RA Patrons to celebrate the formal opening of Jasper Johns: ‘Something Resembling Truth’.

Widely known for his iconic images of flags, targets, numbers, maps and light bulbs, Jasper Johns has occupied a central position in American art since his first solo exhibition in New York in 1958. His treatment of iconography and appropriation of objects, symbols and words makes the familiar unfamiliar, achieving this through the distinctive, complex textures of his works. Through his ground-breaking paintings and sculptures, Johns established a decisive new direction in an art world that had previously been dominated by Abstract Expressionism.

Comprising over 150 paintings, sculptures, drawings and prints, Jasper Johns: ‘Something Resembling Truth’ will reveal the continuities and changes that have occurred over the past six decades and the curiosity and experimentation that Johns continues to apply to his current practice.

As an RA Patron we offer you exclusive access to the opening reception of the RA’s exhibitions. Silver, Gold and Platinum Patrons are invited to attend four, six or all opening receptions respectively, as part of their annual membership benefits.

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Tuesday 19 September 2017

6.30 — 8.30pm

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

Free. Patrons only.

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