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SFMOMA's new Jasper Johns retrospective explicates and transmutes

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Jasper Johns' 0 through 9 (1960) and Bushbaby (2005)
IMAGES COPYRIGHT JASPER JOHNS / LICENSED BY VAGA, NEW YORK, NY

It's axiomatic that an artist will return to established precepts over the course or her career, but few have done so with the explicitness of Johns, who uses his own process as fodder for new deconstructions and assemblages. That the show contains several new works and two new series suggests that Johns, now 82, is not done yet. *

JASPER JOHNS: SEEING WITH THE MIND'S EYE

Through Feb. 3

SFMOMA

151 Third St., SF

www.sfmoma.org

 

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