Thursday, July 30, 2009
The Critic Smiles
The piece of the week is Jasper John's 1969 The Critic Smiles. It is embossed lead relief, with gold and tin foil additions. A toothbrush sits on a ledge engraved with "the critic smiles".
This is high time for a trip to the Seattle Art Museum where the show "Target Practice, Painting Under Attack" is up until September 7th. See some Jasper Johns there. Here is a video from the Seattle Art Museum website that should make any critic really smile: