Jasper Johns: “Mind/Mirror”

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2 min readOct 3, 2021

A review

Ugo Mulas, Jasper Johns, 1964. Vintage gelatin silver print, 9 7/8 × 14 1/2 in. (25 × 37 cm). Ugo Mulas Archive, Milan. Photograph © Ugo Mulas Heirs

Jasper Johns is America’s Vitruvian Man who moves freely within the scope of an intersecting square and circle. For over 60 years, his paintings and prints have reflected an ongoing examination of self that has emerged when seen in juxtaposition to art historical masterpieces and more contemporary wartime experiences. Much like the complex, mysterious graphic known as “Monogram of the English Alphabet”…