Jasper Johns in The Collection of Tom Levine
Tom Levine forged relationships with fellow artists throughout his life and acquired, either as gifts or purchases, many works by artists he admired. No artist was more admired by Levine than Jasper Johns, whose work was displayed in one of Levine’s NYC apartments in an area that was called the ‘Johns shrine.’ Johns’ influence can also be seen in Levine’s own work. A 2014 by William Corwin of his show New Paintings, at Washburn Gallery, compared Levine’s use of shape, color and volume as ‘reminiscent of late Jasper Johns’, reminding the viewer of ‘Johns’ obsession with optical illusions.’ There are many works by Johns, and by other artists influenced by him, in the Collection of Tom Levine. Highlights include two crosshatch screenprints from 1977, Recent Still Life from 1966, Sun on VI from 2000, Coat Hanger II, and an etching from 1997 titled Untitled . Also included is a large selection of exhibition posters signed by Johns.
Time & Location
The Collection of Tom Levine
June 3 at 11am ONLINE