Past Exhibitions

Education

Jasper Johns / In Press: The Crosshatch Works and the Logic of Print

The Dutch Wives, 1975

Jasper Johns

Collection of the artist

Painting with Two Balls I, 1962

Jasper Johns, with master printer Robert Blackburn at Universal Limited Art Editions (ULAE)

Loan from Collection Jean Christophe Castelli, Class of 1985

Jasper Johns, with master printers Bill Goldston, James V. Smith, and Juda Rosenberg at Universal Limted Art Editions (ULEA). Long Island, New York

Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum

Jasper Johns, with master printers Bill Goldston and James V. Smith at Universal Limited Art Editions (ULAE), Long Island, New York

Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum

Cicada, 1979

Jasper Johns, with master printers Kenjiro Nonaka, Hiroshi Kawanishi, and Takeshi Shimada at Simca Print Artists, New York

Loan from Collection Jean Christophe Castelli, Class of 1985

Jasper Johns, with master printers Kenjiro Nonaka, Hiroshi Kawanishi, and Takeshi Shimada

Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum

Hatching (front endpaper), from Foirades/Fizzles by Johns and Samuel Beckett

Jasper Johns, with master printer Aldo Crommelynck, at Atelier Crommelynck, Paris

Houghton Library, Harvard University

Jasper Johns, with master printer Donn Steward at Universal Limited Art Editions (ULAE), Long Island, New York

Mon, 05/21/2012 - 20:00 -- wds
Jasper Johns / In Press: The Crosshatch Works and the Logic of Print
May 22, 2012—August 18, 2012 Arthur M. Sackler Museum

Centering on Harvard’s collection of Johns’s signature “crosshatch” works of the 1970s, this exhibition explores the impact of print on his oeuvre. It examines “print” and “the press” in terms not only of printmaking and Johns’s celebrated experiments in that medium, but also in informational terms, tracing his frequent use of newspaper collage and its material, temporal, and political implications. Also featured is comparative material exploring Johns’s relationship to the history of printing. Curated by Jennifer L. Roberts, Professor of History of Art and Architecture, Harvard University; with assistance from Jennifer Quick, PhD candidate, Department of History of Art and Architecture, Harvard University, and Agnes Mongan Curatorial Intern, Harvard Art Museums; Susan Dackerman, Director of Academic Programs, and Carl A. Weyerhaeuser Curator of Prints, Harvard Art Museums; and four Harvard College undergraduates: Jacob Cedarbaum, C. Andrew Krantz, Mary Potter, and Phillip Y. Zhang.

The exhibition and two publications are made possible by generous funding from the Melvin R. Seiden and Janine Luke Fund for Publications and Exhibitions, Harvard Art Museums; the Provostial Fund in the Arts and Humanities, Harvard University; the Emily Rauh Pulitzer and Joseph Pulitzer Jr. Fund for Modern and Contemporary Art, Harvard Art Museums; and the Gurel Student Exhibition Fund, Harvard Art Museums.