Arguably crucial residing artist in The united states, Jasper Johns (b. 1930) has been a number one recommend of drawing as a creative style in its personal proper, no longer only a preparatory medium for different works. This catalogue brings in combination 41 of Johns’s drawings, spanning greater than 60 years of his illustrious profession and, starting in 1954, the starting place of his mature observe. It encompasses his such a lot well-known habitual motifs, together with flags, objectives, and numbers, and an essay through David Breslin contextualizes this reiterative facet of Johns’s profession. Beautiful reproductions and massive-scale main points monitor the touch and means of this grasp draftsman, supplying to the reader a sense of being in shut touch with the artist himself. As this intimate guide displays, Johns’s artwork, without delay easy and enigmatic, is specifically a meditation at the global round him, a relentless research of what he calls “the situation of being right here.”