This was the first major exhibition of Jasper Johns’ work in Britain since his show at the Whitechapel Gallery in 1964.
American painter, sculptor and printmaker Jasper Johns (b.1930) is considered one of the most significant American artists of the 20th century. The show included Johns' first surviving drawing from 1954.
The exhibition was a touring show which also travelled to the Museum of Modern Art, Oxford; the Mappin Art Gallery, Sheffield; the Herbert Art Gallery, Coventry; the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool; and Leeds City Art Gallery, between September 1974 and April 1975.
In conjunction with the exhibition, Strider, an experimental dance group led by Richard Alston, performed in various rooms of the Serpentine Gallery. The group took inspiration from Johns' drawings to choreograph their performances.