This and That: Anna Wintour and Jasper Johns

by Caitlin Duerler Chávez May 9, 2022

“This and That” is an occasional series of paired observations. See past “This and That” posts here. – Ed.

Today: Ecstatic lines and gilded glamour

A woman standing on a pink carpet, wearing a feathery dress with a criss-cross pattern.

Anna Wintour in Chanel Haute Couture at the 2022 Met Gala. Credit: Jeff Kravitz/FILMMAGIC

An artwork featuring many criss-cross patterns in varying colors.

Jasper Johns, “Cicada,” 1979, screenprint in colors on laid paper, artist’s proof 1/10, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Museum purchase funded by the Alvin S. Romansky Prints and Drawings Accessions Endowment Fund. Copyright Jasper Johns/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY



No matter how original, innovative or crazy your idea, someone else is also working on that idea. Furthermore, they are using notation very similar to yours. – Bruce J. MacLennan

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