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Jasper Johns, Famous and Famously Oblique

12 days ago   |   By Chez Namaste Nancy

Jasper Johns , Flags I. Screenprint, 1973. Gift of Johanna and Leslie Garfield, on loan from the American Friends of the British Museum. © Jasper Johns/VAGA, New York/DACS, London 2017. © Tom Powel Imaging.
'I made the flags to open eyes... things which are seen and not looked at'
Happy birthday to artist Jasper Johns! His work uses recognisable symbols and double images to play with perception - ‘Flags I' is actually made up of 15 colours.
You can see his thought-provoking prints in The British Museums's AmericanDream exhibition -
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