Johns is perhaps best know for his 'flag' and 'target' paintings. These works broke from the Abstract Expressionist style of non-objective painting, with his representations of recognisable everyday objects. Instead of abstraction, Johns dealt in codes and iconography, appropriating symbols and turning them on their head. 'I tend to like things that already exist,' the artist has said. 'Take an object. Do something to it. Do something else to it.'
His lurid early paintings will be on show at the exhibition. But there is so much more to Johns than his flags. Wandering round the galleries, exploring his paintings, sculptures, prints, collages and drawings, you'll discover his lyricism, his depth and his steady maturation into American master.
|What||Jasper Johns, Royal Academy|
Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BD | MAP
|Nearest tube||Green Park (underground)|
23 Sep 17 – 10 Dec 17, Mon - Sun 10am - 6pm, Friday 10am - 10pm
|Price||£17 (without gift aid), Concessions £12-16|
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