Jasper Johns vs. Electoral Politics

So, how long until Jasper Johns gets into what must be the lucrative market for election coverage graphics?

Or, alternately, have the art world’s discursive provocations of the 1960’s finally gone mainstream (albeit with the diminution in quality that usually accompanies these things)?

primary election map

vs.

jasper johns map

Would it be worthwhile for a company wading in cash like CNN to just inquire how much a commission for a Johns interactive graphic would set them back?

Actually, PBS has a nice interactive primary date-map here –
www.pbs.org/newshour/vote2008/primaries/states/
– that lets you feel like you’re making your own Jasper Johns map a la Sol LeWitt DIY style for about 10 seconds; until you realize, well, that that’s not what you’re doing…

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