|Roberta Bernstein, ed.|
|Pages/Publication Date:||264 / 2019|
|Publisher:||Royal Academy of Arts|
Making his breakthrough as a painter in the mid 1950s, Jasper Johns eschewed the predominant avant-garde art movement of abstraction to explore popular iconography. With his then partner Robert Rauschenberg, Johns helped to establish a new direction in the art world (termed "Neo-Dada" at the time) with imagery of flags, numbers, maps, and targets; "things the mind already knows," in the artist's words. This catalog from the retrospective exhibit Jasper Johns: "Something Resembling Truth" surveys six decades of Johns's work in page-filling color plates, along with heavily illustrated essays tracing his career and the evolution of his art.