The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston presents "Jasper Johns: 100 Variations on a Theme" closing day
The MFAH will close the debut presentation of "Jasper Johns: 100 Variations on a Theme." The exhibition centers on a series of 100 unique prints the artist made in 2015 over the course of 10 days in his Connecticut studio.
Beginning in the early 1950s, Jasper Johns painted flags, targets, alphabets, and other everyday objects, creating a visual vocabulary that has recurred in his art for the nearly six decades since. At a time when abstraction was at its height, Johns’ selection of ordinary objects as his subject matter was a radical departure that quickly established him as one of America’s most influential artists.
"Jasper Johns: 100 Variations on a Theme" exemplifies Johns’ innovation, displaying a series of 100 monoprints that incorporate elements from throughout his career.