Savarin (Whitney Museum Poster) by Jasper Johns

Savarin (Whitney Museum Poster) - Jasper Johns -

Artwork Information

TitleSavarin (Whitney Museum Poster)
ArtistJasper Johns
Art MovementPop Art

About Savarin (Whitney Museum Poster)

The artwork titled “Savarin (Whitney Museum Poster)” was created by artist Jasper Johns, who is associated with the Pop Art movement. This particular piece is in the genre of a poster and was devised to promote an exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art. The exhibition took place from October 18, 1977, to January 22, 1978, as indicated on the poster itself.

At first glance, the artwork presents a bold and striking composition, dominated by a coffee can labeled “Savarin” which serves as a vessel holding paintbrushes. The background consists of a lively pattern of crosshatching brushstrokes in a cool color palette, providing a dynamic contrast to the coffee can’s warm hues. The bottom of the poster features text in large, clear lettering that states the name “Jasper Johns” followed by the dates of the exhibition, serving both as an essential element of the poster’s design and as an informative segment. The text’s background is distinctly darker, which helps it stand out against the complex patterns above. Jasper Johns’ signature is also noticeable at the bottom, adding a personal touch to the piece. Through its visual elements, the artwork not only functions as an advertisement for the exhibition but also embodies Johns’ fascination with everyday objects and his exploration of their transformative potential into art.

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