In the late 1950's, Jasper Johns emerged as a force in the American art scene. His richly worked paintings of maps, flags, and targets led the artistic community towards the groundwork for both Pop Art and Minimalism. Over the past fifty years Johns has created a body of complex work. His rigorous attention to the themes of popular imagery and abstraction has set the standards for American art. Johns is constantly challenging the technical possibilities of printmaking, painting and sculpture. Today, he remains at the forefront of American art, with work represented in nearly every major museum collection.