Tuesday, December 26, 2006

I’m reading Jasper Johns: Privileged Information by Jill Johnston. It’s part biography, part criticism. I chose it because I like her writing and this book is easy to read unlike some art writers. My favorite art writer is Calvin Tompkins. I think it’s because he is trained as a journalist and not an art critic.

The Jasper Johns book is great but there are no reproductions of his work in it. He wouldn’t allow it. Maybe he had a fight with the author. I need to go to the library and look up certain works so I know what specifics she is referring to. Especially since she talks a lot about the Season Paintings that he did in the 80s and that I am not familiar with.

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