Jasper Johns
Artist Spotlight

Up Close: Jasper Johns


The Broad's curator Ed Schad spent years studying one of the great artworks in the Broad collection, Jasper Johns's Watchman (1964). In the latest episode of Up Close, Schad delves into Watchman and shares a turning point in his interpretation of this remarkable work. Watch to learn about Johns’s lifelong preoccupation with questioning the meanings behind familiar symbols, objects, and images.

Presented by Leading Partner East West Bank

About Up Close

In this video series featuring The Broad's curators Ed Schad and Sarah Loyer, we take a deeper look at works in the Broad collection, which is notable for the exceptional depth of its holdings and dedication to the full arc of artists' careers.

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