Robin Pogrebin announces that the Philadelphia Museum and the Whitney—two institutions with strong collections of Jasper Johns’s work—will host a joint retrospective of the artist’s career in 2020:
“We thought, ‘What if we created a new model for a retrospective that did not try to survey the artist’s career all in one place in one moment, but that could be shared?’” said Scott Rothkopf, the Whitney’s chief curator, who will organize the Whitney’s version.
“Each show could function on its own as a kind of mini-survey, and if you saw them both, that would expand the possibilities of what the exhibition could be.”
The joint exhibition spanning Mr. Johns’s 60-year career of paintings, sculpture, drawings and prints will also be influenced by Philadelphia’s strength in historical and encyclopedic work and the Whitney’s in modern and contemporary American art.
Warhol Museum Director to Join Sotheby’s New Fine Art Division (The New York Times)