Decoy

Maker and role
Artist: Jasper Johns, American, born 1930
Year
1971

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Media/materials
Lithograph
Credit line
Bequest of Mrs. Jerry Lawson
Accession number
1994.126
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Decoy and Decoy II are exceedingly complex technical and iconographic achievements. Printed using multiple plates and layers, they combine the broad brushwork of the Abstract Expressionist generation, which Johns had rebelled against as a young artist, with the Pop art imagery that made him famous. This contrast betweeen two very different means of representation, combined with the artist's inclusion of the tools of art - most notably ithe colors spelled out in both prints - makes Decoy and Decoy II essays on the very artifice of making art.
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