Happy 4th America! Want to impress your friends at a party? Here is a quick read on a few fun facts you can share about American artist Jasper Johns:
1. Jasper Johns grew up in Augusta, Georgia and was raised in Adelade, South Carolina. He moved to NYC in 1950 as a college student.
2. He always wanted to be an artist, even as a young boy.
3. In his first exhibition, the MOMA purchased three of his paintings. They were attracted to his simple style. The works were sold 30 years later for the highest price tag ever recorded for a living artist.
4. He believed more in the process as being art, than the final product- therefore he easily transitioned into print making.
What is your favorite American artwork?