Jasper Johns: Picture Puzzles at the MFA

One of the greatest American draftsmen and creative printmakers from the 1960s to the present, Jasper Johns introduced new conceptual ideas about representation by focusing on signs and symbols that were inherently flat, such as numbers, flags, and targets. His works often involve a playful dialogue between art and illusion, between three-dimensionality and flatness, and between images and words. The artist's prints are sophisticated variations on his paintings, and the idea of serial repetition with variation also plays a prominent role in his work. "Jasper Johns: Picture Puzzles" consists of 22 works by Johns, including prints, drawings, and relief sculpture.

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