What is Jasper Johns' work really about?

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Jan. 31 2007 7:15 AM

Targeting Jasper Johns

Is the artist overrated?

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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.

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