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Comment by Claire (aka Cleo) on October 6, 2012 at 10:30pm

A significant loss indeed... such wondrous work, and no doubt a spirit to accompany...

Comment by Ruud Janssen on October 6, 2012 at 8:51am

Met John Evans last April 2010 in New York at the Stendhal Gallery. After decades of communication we finally met. John Evans always surprised me with his use of colours and the special mailings to celebrate my birthday. Also tried to interview him in my mail-interview project, but the interview never really got finished. Still the text gives you a bit more info on who he was : http://www.iuoma.org/evans.html.

(on the photo: John Evans, Ruud Janssen, Keith A. Buchholz)

Comment by Michael Leigh on October 6, 2012 at 8:40am

John was one of the first mail artists I wrote to back in the early 80's when I first started in the network. It was Michael Scott I think who suggested I write to him - I know he loved John's letters and the enigmatic "Ursurline Ducks" that appeared on all his early "coillages". He was incredibly generous with his work- sent me a beautiful collage on my birthday every year which I treasure - some in frames around the house. I will upload some more soon. A sad day indeed!

Comment by De Villo Sloan on October 6, 2012 at 3:43am

John Evans was just a few years younger than Ray Johnson then. People from that generation in New York City made some pretty huge contributions & lived through some unique things - never possibly to be duplicated. When you dig into the Evans collage work, there is some impressive stuff there.

Comment by De Villo Sloan on October 6, 2012 at 3:37am

Well, that makes it official. A huge loss.

Comment by Oh Boy on October 6, 2012 at 3:11am

I spoke with Margret Evans, John's widow. She said John had a heart attack this morning and was quickly taken to the ER. He past away shortly after arriving at the hospital. It was a surprise to John as he recently turned 80 and became a grandfather for the first time and had no known heart problems.

Comment by Nancy Bell Scott on October 6, 2012 at 1:48am

A humble giant.

Comment by De Villo Sloan on October 6, 2012 at 12:51am

Oh my heavens - John Evans has passed; that is so sad. Many thanks to Oh Boy for having the foresight to do the fake college project. Surely JE must have appreciated it.

He now walks with Ray in the Great Landfill. John Evans will not be forgotten!

Comment by Nancy Bell Scott on October 5, 2012 at 11:45pm

John Evans is dead?? Oh no. I love what he did and have his book with Murdock, an absolute treasure. ... Wonderful inks photo. Thank you, Mike and Oh Boy. Nothing is coming up on the internet.

Comment by Oh Boy on October 5, 2012 at 11:31pm

John's favorite inks

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