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Collection:
ADJUNCT MODULE D: WORLD ART
Preferred Title:
Field Painting
Image View:
Detail, from right side showing attached objects including red neon "R" at top
Creator:
Jasper Johns (American painter, born 1930)
Location:
exhibition: Broad Museum (Los Angeles, California, United States)
Location Note:
Jasper Johns: 'Something Resembling Truth' (Exhibition, February 10-May 13, 2018)
Date:
1963-1964 (creation)
Cultural Context:
American
Style Period:
Twentieth century
Work Type 1:
assemblage (sculpture)
Work Type 2:
painting (visual work)
Classification:
Paintings
Material:
oil on canvas with objects
Technique:
assemblage (sculpture technique); oil painting (technique)
Measurements:
183 cm (height)
Subjects:
abstraction; contemporary (1960 to present); found objects; neon
Description:
'Field Painting' pivots references both to art-making and Johns’ own career. The primary colors red, yellow, and blue are spelled out in letters hinged perpendicularly to the canvas, where they also appear in stencil-like doubles. Attached to them are various studio tools. The Savarin coffee tin and Ballantine beer can both allude to Johns’ studio paraphernalia and to his appropriation of them as motifs in his work. Passages of smeared and dripped paint, a footprint, light switch, and a neon “R” in red collude with other visual codes to multiply the possibility of associations. The neon is illuminated when the work is displayed. (Source: National Gallery of Art [website]; http://www.nga.gov/)
Collection:
Archivision Adjunct Module D: World Art
Identifier:
7A1-JOHNS-SRT-FP64-A 05
Rights:
© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.

Field Painting