Jasper Johns

Mind/Mirror

Carlos Basualdo and Scott Rothkopf; With contributions by Emmanuel Alloa, Andrianna Campbell-LaFleur, Carroll Dunham, Flavio Fergonzi, Ruth Fine, Michio Hayashi, Terrance Hayes, Michael Ann Holly, Ralph Lemon, Alexander Nemerov, R. H. Quaytman, Jennifer L. Roberts, Drew Sawyer, Sandra Skurvida, Colm Tóibín, and Hannah Yohalem

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An innovative retrospective look at the work of one of America’s most iconic artists, utilizing the concepts of mirroring and doubling, which have long preoccupied Johns

Jasper Johns (b. 1930) is arguably the most influential artist living today. Over the past 65 years, he has produced a radical and varied body of work marked by constant reinvention. Inspired by the artist’s long-standing fascination with mirroring and doubles, this book provides an original and exciting perspective on Johns’s work and its continued relevance. 

A diverse group of curators, academics, artists, and writers offer a series of essays—including many paired texts—that consider aspects of the artist’s work, such as recurring motifs, explorations of place, and use of a wide array of media. These include Carroll Dunham on nightmares, Ruth Fine on monotypes and working proofs, Michio Hayashi on Japan, Terrance Hayes on flags, and Colm Toíbín on dreams, among many others. The various themes are further explored in a series of in-depth plate sections that combine prints, drawings, paintings, and sculptures to draw new connections in Johns’s vast output. Accompanying “mirroring” exhibitions held simultaneously at the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, this lavishly illustrated volume features a selection of rarely published works along with never-before-published archival content and is full of revelations that allow us to engage with and understand the artist’s rich and varied body of work in new and meaningful ways.

Carlos Basualdo is Keith L. and Katherine Sachs Curator of Contemporary Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Scott Rothkopf is senior deputy director and Nancy and Steve Crown Family Chief Curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.

EXHIBITION SCHEDULE

Philadelphia Museum of Art
(September 29, 2021–February 13, 2022)

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
(September 29, 2021–February 13, 2022)

ISBN: 9780300254259
Publication Date: September 28, 2021
Publishing Partner: Distributed for the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Philadelphia Museum of Art
348 pages, 9 1/4 x 10 1/2
650 color + 30 b/w illus.
Mel Bochner Photographs, 1966-1969

Scott Rothkopf; With an essay by Elisabeth Sussman

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Bruce Nauman

Topological Gardens

Edited by Carlos Basualdo; Essays by Carlos Basualdo, Erica

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Bruce Nauman: Topological Gardens

Installation Views

Organized by Carlos Basualdo and Erica F.

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Michelangelo Pistoletto

From One to Many, 1956-1974

Edited by Carlos Basualdo; Essays by Carlos Basualdo, Jean-

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Dancing around the Bride

Cage, Cunningham, Johns, Rauschenberg, and Duchamp

Edited by Carlos Basualdo and Erica F.

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Jeff Koons

A Retrospective

Scott Rothkopf; With contributions by Antonio Damasio, Jeff

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