On, Wednesday, October 13 the AFA membership took an exclusive, before-hours tour of Jasper Johns: Mind/Mirror with Chrissie Iles, Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Curator, and Kim Conaty, Steven and Ann Ames Curator of Drawings and Prints at the Whitney Museum of American Art.
The radical, inventive art of Jasper Johns continues to influence today’s artists like few others. In an unprecedented collaboration, the Whitney and the Philadelphia Museum of Art are staging a simultaneous retrospective—the largest of Johns’s seven-decade career—that offers a fresh take on the artist. From his iconic flags to lesser-known and recent works, the exhibition will feature paintings, sculptures, drawings, and prints—nearly 500 artworks across the two museums, many of which are from Johns’s personal collection and will be shown publicly for the first time.
Image: Jasper Johns, Three Flags, 1958. Encaustic on canvas (three panels), 30 7/8 × 45 3/4 in. (78.4 × 116.2 cm) overall. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; purchase, with funds from the Gilman Foundation, Inc., The Lauder Foundation, A. Alfred Taubam, Laura-Lee Whittier Woods, Howard Lipman, and Ed Downe in honor of the Museum’s 50th Anniversary 80.32. © 2021 Jasper Johns / Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY