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Patrons evening preview: ‘Jasper Johns’

Patrons events

● Fully booked

Monday 18 September 2017
6.30 — 8.30pm

Part of our

Jasper Johns: ‘Something Resembling Truth’

events programme
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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.

RA Patrons have the first opportunity to see this exciting exhibition which will be the first comprehensive survey of the artist’s work to be held in the UK in 40 years.

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.

Join us for a private curator-led tour of our Jasper Johns exhibition and a drinks reception in the John Madejski Fine Rooms.

Patrons can choose either the breakfast preview or this evening preview as part of their annual membership benefits. To keep each event special, all tours have limited availability.

● Fully booked

● Cancelled

Monday 18 September 2017

6.30 — 8.30pm

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

Free. Patrons only.