Ideas in Paint
With his portrayal of the American flag, Johns revolutionized the American art scene and became a forerunner of pop art and minimalism. The Museum of Modern Art bought 3 of his works in 1958; ever since, his art has fetched record prices on the art market. This film gives an overview of the unique artists, his working methods, his aims, and his career. Included are appearances by John Cage, Merce Cunningham, and Castelli.