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Jasper Johns Plans to Turn His 170-Acre Estate Into an Artists’ Retreat

  • Connecticut property will start operating after artist’s death
  • Will be open to visual artists, poets, musicians, dancers

Jasper Johns, America’s most acclaimed living artist, has a plan to make sure his bucolic Connecticut estate remains a creative haven long after he’s gone.

Johns, 87, whose 1950s depictions of the American flag are among the most influential contemporary works, received a green light last week to turn his 170-acre property in Sharon into an artists’ retreat after he dies.