Born in 1930 in Augusta, Georgia, Jasper Johns has been a central figure in contemporary art since he arrived in New York in the early 1950s. He soon formed relationships with Robert Rauschenberg, John Cage and Merce Cunningham, and began to make paintings that appropriated popular iconography—the American flag, targets, numbers, and letters—quickly announcing himself as an important new artist. The Museum of Modern Art purchased three pieces from Johns' first one-person exhibition at the Leo Castelli Gallery in 1958. He is best known for his painting Flag (1954-55), which he painted after having a dream of the American flag. His work is often described as Neo-Dadaism, as opposed to Pop Art, even though his subject matter often includes images and objects from popular culture. Johns lives and works in Sharon, Connecticut and the island of St. Martin.
About The Gallery
The Robert Fontaine Gallery, provides a platform for emerging, mid-career, established and master artists ranging in historical scope from the