Posts Tagged ‘Stephen F Eisenman’

Jasper Johns, Untitled, 1992–4. Encaustic on canvas. 199.4 x 300.7 cm. The Eli and Edythe L. Broad Collection © Jasper Johns / VAGA, New York / DACS, London 2017

JASPER JOHNS // SPY IN THE HOUSE OF LOVE

By Stephen F Eisenman The moment of Jasper Johns was 1958. Eisenhower was president and almost nobody had heard of Vietnam. Frank Sinatra’s “Come Fly with Me” was No. 1 on the charts, and Nikita Khrushchev was forbidden to visit Disneyland. Also, that year, MOMA purchased from Leo Castelli, Johns’ Target with Four Faces (1955),[…]

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BECAUSE WE WERE QUEERS // QUEER BRITISH ART 1861-1967

By Stephen F Eisenman One reason “queer” has gained ground over “gay” and “lesbian” is that everybody can claim it and nobody has to pay for it. To be gay is to occupy a distinct social space and risk ostracism. To be queer however, is simply to assert difference, and who doesn’t want that? I[…]