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Condition of Being Here : Drawings by Jasper Johns - by David Breslin (Paperback)

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Arguably the most important living artist in America, Jasper Johns (b. 1930) has been a leading advocate of drawing as an artistic genre in its own right, not just a preparatory medium for other works. This catalogue brings together 41 of Johns’s drawings, spanning more than 60 years of his illustrious career and, beginning in 1954, the origin of his mature practice. It encompasses his most famous recurring motifs, including flags, targets, and numbers, and an essay by David Breslin contextualizes this reiterative aspect of Johns’s career. Exquisite reproductions and large-scale details reveal the touch and process of this master draftsman, imparting to the reader a feeling of being in close contact with the artist himself. As this intimate book shows, Johns’s art, at once simple and enigmatic, is above all a meditation on the world around him, a constant investigation of what he calls “the condition of being here.”
 
 
Number of Pages: 104
Genre: Art
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Yale Univ Pr
Author: David Breslin
Language: English
Street Date: October 30, 2018
TCIN: 53200381
UPC: 9780300229301
Item Number (DPCI): 248-56-8205
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