Jasper Johns ‘Something Resembling Truth’ at The Broad “We view this exhibition as an opportunity to offer to new eyes the extraordinary study that Johns, as one of the most revered artists of the twentieth century, brings to his objects and visual problems.” –Joanne Heyler, Founding Director. On view February 10 – May 13, 2018, Jasper Johns: ‘Something Resembling Truth’ , a collaboration with the Royal Academy in London, will feature more than 120 of Jasper Johns’ most iconic and significant paintings, sculptures, prints and drawings, many never before exhibited in Los Angeles. With loans from international public and private collections, including significant works from the Broad collection, the exhibition will trace the evolution of the artist’s six-decade career through a series of thematic chapters. The exhibition encompasses the full range of Johns’ materials, motifs and techniques—including his unique use of encaustic (heated beeswax) and found-material collage in paintings—and the innovations he has achieved in sculpture and the graphic arts by expanding the possibilities of traditional media. Johns’ use of accessible images will be thoroughly examined, seen continually transformed through the artist’s engagement with a wide range of human experiences. In a departure from a retrospective approach, Johns’ artistic achievements will be illuminated through the juxtaposition of early and late works throughout the exhibition.One of the most influential and important artists to emerge in the 20th century, and one of America’s greatest artists, Johns has been seminal to the Broad collection. His work emerged with and has influenced numerous other collection artists represented in depth, including Robert Rauschenberg, Andy Warhol, Bruce Nauman, Ed Ruscha, John Baldessari and Sherrie Levine. Buy the ticket…  The Un-Private Collection: Curators on Jasper Johns – On opening day, see The Broad’s landmark exhibition on Jasper Johns, and learn more about this iconic artist by joining a conversation between exhibition co-curator Roberta Bernstein and The Broad’s host curators, Founding Director Joanne Heyler and Associate Curator Ed Schad. Tickets include same-day access to Jasper Johns: ‘Something Resembling Truth’ at 1 or 4 p.m. Flag image above: Jasper Johns | Flag | 1967 | Encaustic and collage on canvas (three panels), 33 1/2 x 56 1/4 in. (85.09 x 142.88 cm), The Eli and Edythe L. Broad Collection | Art © Jasper Johns/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY.
Jasper Johns: ‘Something Resembling Truth’ Related Programming

Curators on Jasper Johns, Saturday, February 10 | Buy the ticket…
Concert Series: Jasper Johns + John Cage, Wednesday, February 28 | Buy the ticket…
Concert Series: Johns in Japan, Wednesday, March 14 | Buy the ticket…
Literary Series: Johns’ Favorite Authors, Thursday, March 22 | Buy the ticket…
USC Poetry Reading: Jasper Johns, Wednesday, April 4 | Buy the ticket… in March
Literary Series: Johns’ Favorite Authors, Thursday, April 12 | Buy the ticket…
Concert Series: Impressarios, Inc., Wednesday, April 18 | Buy the ticket…

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