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Jasper Johns
'Something Resembling Truth'

Six decades of artwork by an iconic American artist

Feb 10 – May 13, 2018
Exclusive U.S. Venue

“One hopes for something resembling truth, some sense of life, even of grace, to flicker, at least, in the work” Jasper Johns, 2006

A landmark exhibition, Jasper Johns: ‘Something Resembling Truth’ features more than 120 extraordinary paintings, sculptures, prints and drawings by one of America's greatest artist. Featuring signature works from the Broad collection with loans from more than 50 international public and private collections, The Broad's presentation marks the first comprehensive survey of Jasper Johns in Southern California in more than 50 years. A collaboration with the Royal Academy in London, Jasper Johns: 'Something Resembling Truth' traces the evolution of the artist’s six-decade career through a series of thematic chapters, encompassing the full range of Johns’ materials, motifs and techniques.

"Jasper Johns, now 87, is widely regarded as America’s foremost living artist" The New York Times
"A wonderful show about an artist who is a genius at what he does" The Wall Street Journal

Johns has been seminal to the Broad collection, and 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, among countless others.


Organized by the Royal Academy of Arts, London, in collaboration with The Broad, Los Angeles. This exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities. Image: Jasper Johns, Watchman, 1964. Oil on canvas with objects (two panels). The Eli and Edythe L. Broad Collection. Art © Jasper Johns/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY.

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