On Jasper Johns at the Met

At artnet, Donald Kuspit suggests that Johns is a good avant-garde conformist, and that his gray is evocative of the “man in the gray flannel suit.” “Modernism was no longer a terra incognita of art when Johns entered its ranks, but an established phenomenon, if still a little risqué, at least in the United States. … read more… “On Jasper Johns at the Met”

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Jasper Johns: Eminence gray

“Jasper Johns: Gray,” curated by James Rondeau and Douglas Druick at The Art Institute of Chicago. Metropolitan Museum, New York, NY. February 5 – May 4. Check out the NYTimes slide show of images. “Jasper Johns: Drawings 1997-2007,” Matthew Marks, New York, NY. Through April 12. According to the press release, Johns has worked in … read more… “Jasper Johns: Eminence gray”

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NYTimes Friday art reviews: a few paintings at Jack Shainman and Casey Kaplan

Read more.“THE COLOR LINE,” Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, NY. Through Aug. 3. Holland Cotter: “The artist Odili Donald Odita shaped this group exhibition around, among other things, a knot of prickly questions related to the idea of race as defined by skin color: race as a biological fiction; as a social fact; as a … read more… “NYTimes Friday art reviews: a few paintings at Jack Shainman and Casey Kaplan”

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