Jasper Johns

6. 6.-31. 8. 1969

Moderna galerija, Ljubljana

Jasper Johns, 7 Black (from the Portfolio 0–9), 1963, lithograph; recipient of the International Jury Prize, 7th International Exhibition of Graphic Arts, Ljubljana, 1967.

The exhibition included twenty-five lithographs made between 1960 and 1968. Jasper Johns is an iconic American artist whose work is associated with abstract expressionism, Neo-Dada, Pop Art and minimalism. The first graphic technique he tried his hand in was lithography in 1960, while he later also made etchings. His prints rework and vary the subjects of his paintings and sculptures. In his works, he is committed to stylistic and technical experimenting and thus provides a different vision of certain signs and symbols. He often uses photography, which he complements with drawing.