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Johns & Munch

Johns & Munch

June 27, 2016

The first activity of this day was a visit to the Munch Museum. They have organized a special exhibition which juxtaposes Jasper Johns (b.1930) and Munch. At the age of 20 Johns saw the 1950 Munch retrospective at MOMA. The curators have constructed a well-considered claim that Johns was distinctly influenced by Munch and that the two men shared similar issues. This image shows Munch’s painting from 1940-43 called – “Self-Portrait between the Clock and the Bed”.