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'Three Flags' and other rare Jasper Johns works unveiled at the Broad

Deborah Vankin, Los Angeles Times on

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Johns' influence has shaped Pop and Conceptual artists in the Broad's collection, such as Robert Rauschenberg, Ed Ruscha, Andy Warhol, Sherrie Levine and Bruce Nauman.

"It'd be hard to find too many artists working with paint and making paintings that don't owe some kind of debt to Jasper Johns," Heyler said.

But Heyler is especially interested in how the exhibition, and its programming, will affect artists previously unfamiliar with Johns' work.

"Los Angeles is such a center for art practice. It has some of the nation's best art schools. I'm really looking forward to seeing how it influences how young artists are thinking today in L.A.," she said.

"Because this is the kind of show that will reward close, intimate viewing. This work pulls you in."

 

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