Jasper Johns, ‘ Thermometer’, 1959, Mixed Media, Oil on canvas with thermometer, Seattle Art Museum
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Jasper Johns

Thermometer, 1959

Oil on canvas with thermometer
53 1/4 × 40 1/4 × 2 in
135.3 × 102.2 × 5.1 cm
Permanent collection
Location
Seattle, Seattle
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Seattle Art Museum
Seattle, Seattle

Collection: Seattle Art Museum, Seattle

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© Jasper Johns/Licensed by VAGA, New York,
Jasper Johns
American, b. 1930
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Jasper Johns's ongoing stylistic and technical experimentation place him at the forefront of American art. His richly textured paintings of maps, flags, numbers, and targets laid the groundwork for Pop art, Minimalism, and Conceptual art. In New York in the 1950s, Johns was part of a community of artists, including Robert Rauschenberg, seeking an alternative to the emotional nature of Abstract Expressionism. Influenced by Marcel Duchamp, Johns's early work paired the concerns of craft with familiar concrete imagery. His interest in process also led to innovations in lithography, screen-printing, etching and woodblock, using such materials as pencil, pen, brush, crayon, wax, and plaster to constantly challenge the technical possibilities of printmaking.

Jasper Johns, ‘ Thermometer’, 1959, Mixed Media, Oil on canvas with thermometer, Seattle Art Museum
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SAM
Seattle Art Museum
Seattle, Seattle

Collection: Seattle Art Museum, Seattle

Medium
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© Jasper Johns/Licensed by VAGA, New York,
Jasper Johns
American, b. 1930
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Jasper Johns's ongoing stylistic and technical experimentation place him at the forefront of American art. His richly textured paintings of maps, flags, numbers, and targets laid the groundwork for Pop art, Minimalism, and Conceptual art. In New York in the 1950s, Johns was part of a community of artists, including Robert Rauschenberg, seeking an alternative to the emotional nature of Abstract Expressionism. Influenced by Marcel Duchamp, Johns's early work paired the concerns of craft with familiar concrete imagery. His interest in process also led to innovations in lithography, screen-printing, etching and woodblock, using such materials as pencil, pen, brush, crayon, wax, and plaster to constantly challenge the technical possibilities of printmaking.

Jasper Johns

Thermometer, 1959

Oil on canvas with thermometer
53 1/4 × 40 1/4 × 2 in
135.3 × 102.2 × 5.1 cm
Permanent collection
Location
Seattle, Seattle
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