Now available on MDID: Nearly 90 images of works by the pioneering artist Ray Johnson (1927-1995), who was once dubbed "New York's most famous unknown artist" in the 60's by New York Times contributor, Grace Glueck. Studying under Robert Motherwell and Josef Albers at Black Mountain College, Johnson became an early participant in the Fluxus and Pop movements, and is best known today for his complex, clever collages, correspondence, mail art as well as ephemera that combined image with text, history and pop culture.Don't forget to check out all of the publications we have on Ray Johnson by going to the Library's Online Vision Catalog or by clicking the image below:
IMAGES (left to right): Untitled, n.d. Ray Johnson Estate; Untitled, n.d. Ray Johnson Estate; Untitled, n.d. Ray Johnson Estate; "Elvis Presley #1," n.d. Mixed media collage, 10.75 x 7.5 in. Private Collection.
NOTE: All reproductions are from the publications Ray Johnson: Taoist Pop Heart School (Karma, 2014) and Ray Johnson: Correspondences (Wexner Center for the Arts, 1999).
Oct 11 2016