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Jasper Johns, pictured in his New York City studio in 1964, was known for transforming common objects like flags, numerals and archery targets into unsettling paintings. Bob Adelman/© Bob Adelman Estate hide caption

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The Flag Still Flies For Jasper Johns

As a major retrospective in Los Angeles shows, the modern American artist got us to take a second look at even common objects like numerals, archery targets and, yes, flags.

My Angel Rocks Back and Forth [Album Version] Four Tet
Locked Four Tet
This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody) Talking Heads

Olanda Smith (left) and Dinah McCaryer were the first to marry in Jefferson County on Monday, Feb. 9, 2015, after a federal judge overturned the state's ban on same-sex marriage. Several other counties refused to issue marriage licenses that day. Hal Yeager/AP hide caption

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Same-Sex-Marriage Flashpoint: Alabama Considers Quitting The Marriage Business

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Trial Gabriel Garzón-Montano
Fruitflies Gabriel Garzón-Montano
Double Horse Cian Nugent & The Cosmos
Grass Above My Head Cian Nugent & The Cosmos
Carina Botto Tredici Bacci
Nyisd Ki Rózsám (Hungary) A Hawk and a Hacksaw
A Broken Road Lined With Poplar Trees A Hawk and a Hacksaw

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The Flag Still Flies For Jasper Johns

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Jasper Johns School of Yule
The All Seeing Eye Wayne Shorter
Peaceful Warrior Aaron Parks
Nemesis Aaron Parks
Humpty Dumpty Marc Moulin

Stephen Poloz, governor of the Bank of Canada, from left, Patty Hajdu, Canada's status of women minister, William "Bill" Morneau, Canada's finance minister, and Wanda Robson, sister of Viola Desmond, reveal a photograph of Desmond on stage during an event in Gatineau, Quebec, Canada, on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016. Chris Roussakis/Bloomberg/ Getty Images hide caption

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Canadian Civil Rights Pioneer Will Appear On Country's $10 Bill

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