Facts about Jasper Johns

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Jasper Johns is a famous Artist from USA, he/she is 88 years old and still alive, born May 15, 1930.

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He/she is born under the zodiac taurus, who is known for Security, Subtle strength, Appreciation, Instruction, Patience. Our collection contains 20 quotes who is written / told by Jasper.

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Famous quotes by Jasper Johns (20)


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"To be an artist you have to give up everything, including the desire to be a good artist"
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"One works without thinking how to work"
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"In the place where I was a child, there were no artists and there was no art, so I really didn't know what that meant. I think I thought it meant that I would be in a situation different than the one that I was in"
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"I think a painting should include more experience than simply intended statement"
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"I am just trying to find a way to make pictures"
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"When something is new to us, we treat it as an experience. We feel that our senses are awake and clear. We are alive"
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"Intention involves such a small fragment of our consciousness and of our mind and of our life"
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"Sometimes I see it and then paint it. Other times I paint it and then see it. Both are impure situations, and I prefer neither"
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"One likes to think that one anticipates changes in the spaces we inhabit, and our ideas about space"
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"I don't know how to organise thoughts. I don't know how to have thoughts"
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"Everyone is of course free to interpret the work in his own way. I think seeing a picture is one thing and interpreting it is another"
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"The thing is, if you believe in the unconscious - and I do - there's room for all kinds of possibilities that I don't know how you prove one way or another"
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"I tend to like things that already exist"
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"I often find that having an idea in my head prevents me from doing something else. Working is therefore a way of getting rid of an idea"
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"Do something, do something to that, and then do something to that"
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"As one gets older one sees many more paths that could be taken. Artists sense within their own work that kind of swelling of possibilities, which may seem a freedom or a confusion"
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"Whatever I do seems artificial and false, to me"
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"Most of the power of painting comes through the manipulation of space... but I don't understand that"
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"I never wish for critics"
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"I have no ideas about what the paintings imply about the world. I don't think that's a painter's business. He just paints paintings without a conscious reason"


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