HOME / Art : The big picture. Targeting Jasper Johns Is the artist overrated? By Christopher Benfey|Posted Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2007, at 7:15 AM Tweet Click here to read a slide-show essay about the Jasper Johns exhibit at the National Gallery of Art. . . . Advertisement . . Tweet MYSLATE Save this story. Follow all Art articles. Follow the Arts section. Follow stories by Christopher Benfey. MySlate is a new tool that lets you track your favorite parts of Slate. You can follow authors and sections, track comment threads you're interested in, and more. SLATE'S MOST VIRAL Oklahama Tornado's Death Toll Rises to 91 How Many People Have Been Killed by Guns Since Newtown? Is Your State Bird a Stupid State Bird? What It Should Be Instead. Christopher Benfey is Mellon professor of English at Mount Holyoke. His latest book, A Summer of Hummingbirds, about writers and artists in Gilded Age America, has just been published by the Penguin Press. Click here to load comments.