Image: Socks
(Elmer, New Jersey 1951 - )

Socks , 1992

Mixed media
18 1/2 in. x 16 1/2 in. (46.99 cm x 41.91 cm)
Gift of The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: Fifty Works for Fifty States, a joint initiative of the Trustees of the Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection and the National Gallery of Art, with generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts and the Institute of Museum and Library Services
Johnson embraces the practice of combining words and images, homage and satire, art and junk. In this mixed media work, Johnson includes a photograph of an installation of thirty of his own collage-constructions, children’s stickers and elements of drawing. His artworks are filled with visual puns and contradictions that defy any singular meaning.
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