Jasper Johns at The Broad – Six Decades of Creativity

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Early next year The Broad will open: “Jasper Johns: ‘Something Resembling Truth’”, a special exhibition featuring over 120 pieces of work created by one of the country’s greatest living artists. Organized by the Royal Academy of Arts, London in collaboration with The Broad, the show will bring together six decades of Johns’ work, including drawings, sculptures, paintings and prints. The show will include works from private and public collections and be organized by thematic chapters. 

According to The Broad, “The exhibition encompasses the full range of Johns’ materials, motifs and techniques—including his unique use of encaustic (heated beeswax) and found-material collage in paintings—and the innovations he has achieved in sculpture and the graphic arts by expanding the possibilities of traditional media.”

Jasper Johns’s “Three Flags” (1958)

Jasper Johns’s “Three Flags” (1958). Will be on loan from the Whitney Museum of American Art.


Jasper Johns’s first color crosshatch painting (1975). This work is in the Eli and Edythe L. Broad Collection.


The last time a Los Angeles area museum organized a Jasper Johns exhibition was in 1965, when the Pasadena Museum of Art, under the stewardship of eccentric curator Walter Hopps, first shined a light on the artist’s exceptional talent for an LA audience. As the Broad’s director, Joanne Heyler, recently told the New York Times, “…Johns has made a few things since then.” Now you’ll have an opportunity to see many of the 87 year old artist’s most significant works under one roof.  


When: Feb 10, 2018 – May 13, 2018

Where: The Broad Museum, located at 221 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Tickets: Tickets to this exhibition will be available beginning January 1, 2018.

Learn More: Jasper Johns