Jasper Johns / In Press: The Crosshatch Works and the Logic of Print

, Arthur M. Sackler Museum
  • Cicada
  • Head of a Man with a Hat
  • Pickhardt Vol. V: Charivari Lithographs by Daumier
  • Panel B; Four Panels from Untitled 1972 (Grays and Black)
  • Skin with O'Hara Poem
  • Untitled
  • Empress of India II
  • Cancelled plate for Hatching (front endpaper)
  • Cylinder seal with diamond shapes
  • 0 through 9
  • Scent
  • Painting with Two Balls I
  • The Sudarium Displayed by Two Angels
  • Cylinder seal with zig-zag design within border
  • Corpse and Mirror
  • Panel C; Four Panels from Untitled 1972 (Grays and Black)
  • Panel D; Four Panels from Untitled 1972 (Grays and Black)
  • Panel A; Four Panels from Untitled 1972 (Grays and Black)
  • Red stone cylinder seal with herringbone pattern
  • 0 - 9
  • The Dutch Wives
  • Coat Hanger I
  • The Bother of Buying a Newspaper:
Arthur M. Sackler Museum

Centering on Harvard’s collection of Johns’s signature “crosshatch” works of the 1970s, this exhibition explores the impact of print on his oeuvre. It examines “print” and “the press” in terms not only of printmaking and Johns’s celebrated experiments in that medium, but also in informational terms, tracing his frequent use of newspaper collage and its material, temporal, and political implications. Also featured is comparative material exploring Johns’s relationship to the history of printing. Curated by Jennifer L. Roberts, Professor of History of Art and Architecture, Harvard University; with assistance from Jennifer Quick, PhD candidate, Department of History of Art and Architecture, Harvard University, and Agnes Mongan Curatorial Intern, Harvard Art Museums; Susan Dackerman, Director of Academic Programs, and Carl A. Weyerhaeuser Curator of Prints, Harvard Art Museums; and four Harvard College undergraduates: Jacob Cedarbaum, C. Andrew Krantz, Mary Potter, and Phillip Y. Zhang.

The exhibition and two publications are made possible by generous funding from the Melvin R. Seiden and Janine Luke Fund for Publications and Exhibitions, Harvard Art Museums; the Provostial Fund in the Arts and Humanities, Harvard University; the Emily Rauh Pulitzer and Joseph Pulitzer Jr. Fund for Modern and Contemporary Art, Harvard Art Museums; and the Gurel Student Exhibition Fund, Harvard Art Museums.