Belger Arts Center
John & Maxine Belger Family Foundation
Belger Arts Center
Current Exhibition

Jasper Johns - Target - Kansas City Gallery
Jasper Johns
Target, 1960
Universal Limited Art Editions Lithograph.
Printer - Robert Blackburn.
Edition 5/30

Jasper Johns: Prints
March 3 - September 2, 2017
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On March 3, 2017, Jasper Johns: Prints will begin a six-month run at the Belger Arts Center. Dozens of prints, covering 40 years of the artist's output will be on display. All the prints are in the Belger Collection, which was started when Dick Belger bought “Fragment: According to What (Coat Hanger and Spoon)” in 1971. Eventually Belger added Johns' first two prints with ULAE, “Target” and “0-9”, to the collection. “Target” and “0-9” were done in collaboration with the legendary African-American printmaker, Robert Blackburn. Belger continued to track Johns’ prolific print career into the 21st century.

The prints were last shown publicly in Kansas City in 2007 during the Southern Graphics Council conference. In the last decade the prints have been exhibited at the Phillips Collection in Washington, DC., plus additional arts venues in Florida, New York, and Johns' home state South Carolina. Since the summer of 2012 the prints have been in storage in Kansas City.

"The Belger Arts Center is amazing in its presence in Kansas City; not quite a museum, not a university gallery, not a commercial gallery. It is an entity in itself that defies definition. It is an incredible resource and contribution to the visual arts in Kansas City."

- Dr. Kathleen Desmond, REVIEW magazine, November 2004

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