Ray Johnson (1927-1995)


Ray Johnson (1927-1995)

A group for remembering Ray Johnson.


RIP-  Ray Johnson October 16, 1927 - January 13, 1995. This group was created precisely 16 years after his death.

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Latest Activity: Nov 23, 2022

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Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on November 17, 2022 at 3:21pm

Ray Johnson collecting "found objects"...

a card from the Sticker Dude.

Comment by Kosmo Vinyl on September 23, 2022 at 4:57pm

The show is at The Morgan Library (free Friday Nights) and is a must see if you can !

Comment by Bradford on September 23, 2022 at 5:09am

Thanks for sharing that link, Gwendolynium!  I recommend the Morgan Library website to sample the exhibit.  It's a must when in NYC if you have the time.

Comment by Gwendolynium on September 23, 2022 at 3:45am

Interesting NYT article about Ray Johnson's photographs, which are on display in NYC until October 2.

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on February 2, 2022 at 8:52am

Also by Ray Johnson:

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on February 2, 2022 at 8:52am

At the Art Institute of Chicago, until March 21, 2022

Strips Whirl,

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on February 2, 2022 at 8:50am

Ray Johnson and mail art at the museum!....

an interesting view of mail art in this internet world?

Jordan Carter, associate curator says:
 "I hate to sort of do that anachronistic comparison, but it’s difficult not to think about it in the context of social media. He was using mail as a way to network, to connect with people, to initiate activities and responses from people too, and to also brand himself in a way that continuously shifted based on his particular rapport with the recipient. But there was something about the act of sending and receiving the materiality of the envelope, about what was inside it, and about the ability to then think about a response. Will you respond, and what happens if you do respond? What will you receive in return, and what will culminate from this epistolary relay? There’s this idea of risk involved, of putting yourself out there in a way that is ephemeral yet remains as a physical record of a specific exchange."

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on February 2, 2022 at 8:48am

Anyone attending the exhibit at Chicago's Art institute?

Art Institute of Chicago:
Ray Johnson exhibit ...Nov26,2021-March 21,2022

Ray Johnson c/o

"New York's Most Famous Unknown Artist" 
Getting to Know Ray Johnson
Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on February 2, 2022 at 8:39am

Comment by Domenico Ferrara Foria on December 16, 2021 at 3:03am


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