In dialogue with the artist Robert Rauschenberg and his friends the composer John Cage and choreographer Merce Cunningham, Jasper Johns evolved a new language in art in the 1960s. As all four artists became immersed in dance and performance, the body itself entered Johns’ work, at first as fragments, but more recently the whole body appeared as a shadow or silhouette flitting through his lithographs and etchings. Johns’ prints overlay images and textures to stress process, and at the same time reflect the way our consciousness overlaps memory and perception.
This catalogue presents ‘the body’ as it has appeared in Jasper Johns' lithographs and etchings created with Universal Limited Art Editions (ULAE) print studio from the 1980s to the present: featuring full colour plates of all 30 exhibited works, a Q&A with Director of ULAE, Bill Goldston, discussing the historic art of printmaking and the longstanding creative relationship between Jasper Johns and ULAE, and a section of archival images from ULAE which includes historic portraits of Jasper Johns and his contemporaries.
Paperback, 104 pages, 250 x 280 mm
First published 2013