Coat Hanger II by Jasper Johns

Coat Hanger II - Jasper Johns -

Artwork Information

TitleCoat Hanger II
ArtistJasper Johns
Art MovementPop Art

About Coat Hanger II

The artwork titled “Coat Hanger II” by artist Jasper Johns is associated with the Pop Art movement and falls within the figurative genre. It reflects the characteristic features of Pop Art, such as the depiction of everyday objects and an emphasis on mundane, commercial, or popular imagery.

The artwork depicts a solitary coat hanger, which is centered within a darker, textured background. The coat hanger is rendered with clear, simplistic lines that stand out against the rough, almost abrasive quality of the pitch-black surroundings. The contrast between the object and the background highlights the hanger as the focal point, while the overall composition plays with the dichotomy of foreground and negative space. This representation of a common object, elevated to the status of art, is reflective of the Pop Art movement’s inclination to challenge traditional boundaries and question what constitutes as art. Jasper Johns’ work often blurs the lines between art and the ordinary, and “Coat Hanger II” is a testament to his exploration within this domain.

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