Tag Archives: Jasper Johns

Joslyn Presents Show on Postwar Prints

Tracing major currents in the art world, as well as developments specific to printmaking, an upcoming exhibition at the Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha addresses how the print rose to prominence in postwar American art. Under Pressure: Contemporary Prints from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation, includes work by thirty-nine artists spanning

Hotel Chelsea Closes

From New York The Hotel Chelsea is now closed to guests. If you’re not familiar with the landmark, it has long been known as home to a number of artists extending back to the time it was built in 1884. Sir Arthur C. Clarke wrote 2001: A Space Odyssey while staying at the Chelsea, and poets

Jasper Johns Receives Presidential Medal of Freedom

Jasper Johns was at the White House Tuesday to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom alongside Warren Buffett, Angela Merkel, Yo-Yo Ma, former president George H.W. Bush and others. The last painter and/or sculptor to receive the medal was Alexander Calder, given posthumously by President Gerald Ford. Presenting the award to John’s, the president remarked: It

Warhol Foundation Takes Aim at Smithsonian

The Warhol Foundation wants the Smithsonian to stop censoring or lose financing. The foundation sent a letter December 13 to Wayne Clough, secretary of the Smithsonian Institution that says while it is proud to have been a lead supporter of Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture, it strongly condemns the decision to remove David Wojnarowicz’s video A Fire in My Belly from the exhibition. “Such blatant censorship is unconscionable.”

Philadelphia is the Only Venue for a Major Exhibition Exploring Cézanne’s Impact on Artists of Succeeding Generations

The Bay of Marseille, Seen from L’Estaque, c. 1885 In 1907, the French painter Paul Cézanne’s posthumous retrospective astonished younger artists, accelerating the experimentation of European modernism. Cézanne (1839-1906) became for Henri Matisse “a benevolent god of painting,” and for Pablo Picasso “my one and only master.” Cézanne’s inclusion in the Armory Show in New