VernissageTV Classics (r3): Jasper Johns: An Allegory of Painting at Kunstmuseum Basel (2007)

The 2007 exhibition Jasper Johns: An Allegory of Painting, 1955 – 1965 at Kunstmuseum Basel presented the groundbreaking early work of Jasper Johns, beginning in the mid-1950s with such famous works as “Target with Four Faces”. The show brought together around seventy key works on loan from museums and private collections in the US and Europe. It traced the relationship of four specific motifs: the target, the mechanical “device”, the naming colors, and the imprint of the body. The shots in this video are from the press preview and the vernissage of the exhibition on June 1st, 2007.

This is another segment in our series r3 that highlights the treasures of VernissageTV’s huge archive. R3 is a series of VernissageTV classics, now re-mastered, re-edited and reissued in High Definition. Click here for the complete list of videos. Click here for the original post and more information about the show.

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