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Jasper Johns' youthful genius

Jasper Johns’ youthful genius

What’s the difference between a painting of a flag on a piece of canvas and an actual flag? Unbelievably, this was a question Schopenhauer and Nietzsche had never asked themselves. Jasper Johns’ “Flag”.¬†Encaustic, oil and collage on fabric mounted on plywood,¬†1954-55. But it’s an interesting conundrum which was introduced into Western Art when Jasper Johns […]