The Critic Seesc. 19613 1/4 x 7 x 2 in. wood, aluminum foil, ink, paper, metal, plexiglass
Jasper Johns is a seminal figure of modern art in America for his association with Neo-Dadaism and Pop art. Johns utilized familiar iconography as well as contradictory or paradoxical elements in his works, including flags, targets, letters, and numbers. This piece is one of the few sculptures from an artist who has had a large impact on the development of American art after WWII. The sculpture is both a satirical comment on critics who speak more than they see but also an exploration of art and language.