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Press Event: Jasper Johns: An Allegory of Painting, 1955-1965

The work of Jasper Johns (b. 1930) represents an important breakthrough in art at midcentury, a period of radical change in American art. Themes developed in the first decade of his career will be examined as a group for the first time in a comprehensive exhibition of 83 works, on view at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, January 28 through April 29, 2007.