The Broad gives living legend Jasper Johns a landmark exhibition in Los Angeles
Written by Jenn Thornton | Photography Courtesy of The Broad
The artistic experimentations of Jasper Johns has resulted in six decades worth of work critical to contemporary American art, with Johns one of its most revered and influential figures. Now, The Broad is taking on Johns with an all-embracing exhibition of his oeuvre: Jasper Johns: ‘Something Resembling Truth’.
Named for words Johns spoke during an interview, this comprehensive survey was organized by its first exhibitor, the Royal Academy of Arts, London, in collaboration with The Broad—the only U.S. venue to host it.
Opening Feb. 10, the exhibition is expected to draw scores of art lovers and admirers and will display 100-plus pieces of Johns’ work. Included will be his most essential paintings, sculptures, prints and drawings, some never previously shown in L.A. His use of materials, motifs and techniques will also be examined.
Featuring works from The Broad’s collection, loans from international private and public collectors, even Johns himself, the exhibition is shaping up to be as seminal and compelling as its subject—an object lesson in artistic engagement and innovation.
For Johns—and Los Angeles—it is the moment of ‘Truth’.
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