Jasper Johns Quote

It all began with my painting a picture of an American flag. Using this design took care of a great deal for me because I didn't have to design it. So I want on to similar things like the targets things the mind already knows. That gave me room to work on other levels. For instance, I've always thought of a painting as a surface; painting it in one color made this very clear... A picture ought to be looked at the same way you look at a radiator.


His heart belong to DADA, Time 73, 4 May, 1959: 58; as quoted in Jasper Johns, Writings, sketchbook Notes, Interviews, ed. Kirk Varnedoe, Moma New York, 1996, p. 82

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It all began with my painting a picture of an American flag. Using this design took care of a great deal for me because I didn't have to design it....

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It all began with my painting a picture of an American flag. Using this design took care of a great deal for me because I didn't have to design it....

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It all began with my painting a picture of an American flag. Using this design took care of a great deal for me because I didn't have to design it....

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It all began with my painting a picture of an American flag. Using this design took care of a great deal for me because I didn't have to design it....