Target with Four Bottles (after Johns)

Target with Four Bottles (after Johns)
64.5 x 42 x 5cm
Wooden box. Plaster casts. Mixed media, acrylic and spray paint.

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A hommage to Jasper Johns' Target with Four Faces 1955.
Repositioning the original artwork through use of a target motif, juxtaposed with four plaster casts.

Mapping the success of Team Sky in the 2012 cycling season, Target with Four Bottles transplants like-for-like forms - the bottles being casts of an original Team Sky drinking bidon; the target a combination of Team Sky colours and the RAF Roundel adopted by 2012 Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins as his unofficial insignia. Scraps of newsprint used by Johns in his original have been referenced with a front cover from L'Equipe sports newspaper, running the headline CIEL, QUEL, WIGGINS!

All artwork, text and images © James Straffon 2024.