Thursday, March 27, 2014
Jasper Johns and Art History in the Making
“Regrets, I’ve had a few,” Frank Sinatra warbled in “My Way,” before adding wistfully, “But, then again, too few to mention.” Sinatra sang that song at the end of a long, successful career as a titan turning back and surveying the long road behind him and the shorter one ahead. A similar kind of retrospection turns the Museum of Modern Art in New York City’s new exhibition Jasper Johns: Regrets, which runs through September 1, 2014, into
a survey of art history in the making. Not only is the show about canonical artist Jasper Johns’
latest additions to art history, but also about the history of making
art, of taking different raw materials and media and entering the
process of creating art. For a relatively small show on a tightly
targeted subject, Jasper Johns: Regrets hits the mark beautifully and raises a triumphant flag signaling that art and art history aren’t dead just yet. Please come over to Picture This at Big Think to read more of "Jasper Johns and Art History in the Making."