Tag Archives: Jasper Johns

The Seasons

IMG_1007The Seasons // Summer // Jasper Johns // 1987 // etching and aquatint

The newest acquisition to The Courtauld Gallery — The Seasons by Jasper Johns. The work consists of a series of nine prints depicting the seasons of fall, winter, spring and summer. However, these are not just images of the changing landscape—Johns includes his own shadow in each work, showing his presence in the passing of time.

IMG_1004The Seasons // Jasper Johns // 1990 // Etching

The Broad

IMG_4299 2Los Angeles has a new contemporary art museum! The Broad Museum opened this past September in downtown LA and is free to all, just so long as you reserve a ticket online in advance. Seems simple enough. However, these tickets are a coveted item at the moment. People have to book months in advance due to the museum’s popularity. The 2,000 work collection includes a wide range of artists such as Andy Warhol, Damien Hirst, Keith Haring and Yayoi Kusama. After months of anticipation I finally had the opportunity to visit the Broad. Here are a few of my favorite works.

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IMG_4319 2Under the Table // Robert Therrien // 1994

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Untitled // Jasper Johns // oil on encaustic on canvas (4 panels) // 1975

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In the Land of the Dead, Stepping on the Tail of a Rainbow // Takashi Murakami // Acrylic on canvas // 2014

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Goldfish Bowl // Roy Lichtenstein // Painted & patinated bronze // 1977

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Untitled // Jean-Michel Basquait // Acrylic & oilstick on canvas // 1981