Jasper Johns: The Seasons

Jasper Johns (b. 1930), The Seasons (Summer) i Jasper Johns (b. 1930), The Seasons (Summer), 1987,five copper plates, 66 cm x 48.2 cm, The Courtauld, London (Samuel Courtauld Trust), presented by Barbara Bertozzi Castelli through the American Friends of The Courtauld Institute of Art © Jasper Johns/VAGA at ARS, NY and DACS, London 2023

28 Feb – 12 May 2024 
Project Space 

Between 1984 and 1991, the pioneering American artist Jasper Johns (b.1930), focused on the theme of the four seasons and produced an ambitious and extensive series of prints, full of rich and complex imagery.

The Seasons are rich and complex works, weaving together themes relating to artistic creation, the passage of time and the artist’s own biography. Most prominently, Johns’ shadow appears in each of the compositions, cast across the multi-layered imagery. Printmaking is one of Johns’ major preoccupations and this display reveals how he uses an array of techniques to create a collaging of imagery that is both evocative and mysterious.  

The Courtauld was fortunate to be given this series of prints in 2016 by Barbara Bertozzi Castelli, the widow of John’s long-term dealer Leo Castelli, and is the only museum in the United Kingdom to have such a comprehensive group of these prints in its collection.  

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28 Feb - 12 May 2024

10:00 – 18:00 (last entry 17:15)

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