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Past Things and Present: Jasper Johns since 1983.

WALKER ART CENTER

Awkward and self-absorbed doesn't sound like a hot date, and many people find late Johns hard to love. But expect Walker curator Joan Rothfuss--along with art historians Richard Shift and Victor Stoichita in the catalogue--to make the best case for this opaque and reflexive work. (An exhibition of more familiar art from 1955 to 1963 will be on view at the Cleveland Museum of Art's "Jasper Johns: Numbers.") Look for never-before-exhibited work from the artist's collection as well as new paintings--they might just win you over. Nov. 9-Feb. 14; Greenville County Museum of Art, Greenville, SC, Mar. 7, 2004-May 30, 2004; Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, July 10, 2004-Sept. 19, 2004; Institut Valencia d'Art Modern, Valencia, Spain, Oct. 7, 2004-Jan. 2, 2005.
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Title Annotation:earlier and more recent works at Cleveland Museum of Art and Walker Art Centre; Minneapolis
Author:Siegel, Katy
Publication:Artforum International
Article Type:Brief Article
Date:Sep 1, 2003
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