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Johnson, Ray 1927-1995

Overview
Works: 230 works in 310 publications in 5 languages and 2,890 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Exhibition catalogs  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographical films  Documentary films  Records and correspondence  History  Catalogues raisonnés  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Honoree, Artist
Classifications: PS3513.U855, 813.54
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Most widely held works about Ray Johnson
 
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What a man can see by Russell Edson( Book )

3 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ray Johnson by William S Wilson( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kurt Schwitters & Ray Johnson : Merz & moticos by Kurt Schwitters( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in German and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mit seinen aus Zeitungsausschnitten, Fahrkarten, Reklame und Abfall zusammenfügten Arbeiten zählt Kurt Schwitters zu den Klassikern der Moderne. Sein amerikanischer Kollege Ray Johnson nahm bereits in den 1950ern mit seiner Mail-Art-Bewegung die interaktive Kunst vorweg. Exhibition: Max Ernst Museum, Brühl, Germany
From BMC to NYC : the tutelary years of Ray Johnson, 1943-1967( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Concrete poetry : an exhibition in four parts : presented by the Fine Arts Gallery, University of British Columbia, from March 28 through April 19, 1969 by University of British Columbia( Book )

2 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kurt Schwitters & Ray Johnson : Merz & Moticos by Kurt Schwitters( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in French and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cet ouvrage est publié à l'occasion de l'exposition présentée au musée Denys-Puech à Rodez, du 22 juin au 28 octobre 2012.00K. Schwitters, peintre allemand, fut proche du mouvement dada, avant de créer en 1919 son propre mouvement, Merz. Il a travaillé autour du collage jusqu'à aboutir à une oeuvre monumentale en 1923. R. Johnson, artiste américain, fut le pionnier de l'art postal. Des oeuvres de ces deux artistes, issues de collections privées, sont réunies à l'occasion de cette exposition
Word pictures : Jess, Ray Johnson : paste-ups moticos and assemblages 1951-1997 : December 1-December 4, 2005, Art Basel Miami Beach, Booth J4 by Jess( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ray Johnson on flop art : fragments from conversations with Ray Johnson 1988-1994 by Clive Phillpot( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ray Johnson : I like funny stories : Sammlung Maria und Walter Schnepel( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in German and English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Navajo oral tradition by Alfred W Yazzie( Book )

in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A retelling in English with passages in Navajo of traditional legends concerning the origins and beliefs of the Navajo people
The Sinking bear : a newsletter( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How to draw a bunny by Ray Johnson( Visual )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary about pop artist Ray Johnson, whose death was as mysterious as his life
Not nothing : selected writings by Ray Johnson, 1954-1994 by Ray Johnson( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ray Johnson, considered the progenitor of Correspondence art, blurred the boundaries between life and art, authorship and intimacy. The defining nature of his work were his letters (often both visual and textual in character), intended to be received, replied to (altered and embellished) and read, again and again. This lovingly curated collection of more than 200 mostly previously unpublished writings - including selected letters, minutes for "New York Correspondence School" meetings, hand-written notes and other writings - opens a new view into the whirling flux of Johnson's art, highlighting his keen sense of play as well as his attuned sensitivity to both language and the shifting nature of meaning. Cumulatively, the writings reveal not only how he created relationships, glyphs and puzzles by connecting words, phrases, people and ideas, but also something about the elusive Johnson himself"--The publisher
Ray Johnson's art world( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ray Johnson's Art World includes John Baldessari's Blasted Allegories (1978), an exploration into the complex structure of established rules and conditions governing the use and practice of image as language; Lynda Benglis's controversial 1974 Artforum spread, along with her sculpture Parenthesis (1975), consisting of two cast aluminum dildos in a velvet lined box; Yoko Ono's Cut Piece (1964), filmed by the Maysles Brothers, a performance in which the audience can approach her with instructions to use a pair of scissors to cut her dress; an Andy Warhol Large Cambell's Soup Can from 1964; and early collages by James Rosenquist, including A Drawing While Waiting for an Idea (1966), which represents an Eastern philosophical turn in Rosenquist's thought."--Exhibition press release, Richard L. Feigen & Co
Ray Johnson's 'A book about death' by William S Wilson( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ray Johnson by Ray Johnson( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ray Johnson : Silhouettes; [anlässlich der Ausstellung bei Aurel Scheibler, Berlin, 12. November 2011-28. Januar 2012] by Ray Johnson( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in German and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ray Johnson. Pop heart School by Ray Johnson( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pioneer of mail art and an early participant in both the Pop and Fluxus movements, Ray Johnson created complex, punning works that ingeniously combine text and image, celebrity culture and art history, wit and melancholy. Figures such as Mickey Mouse, Elvis Presley, James Dean, Michael Jackson and Calvin Klein models populate his many collages. In the 20 years since his death, Johnson's work has become an increasingly accurate depiction of our fragmented and overstimulated society. This compendium includes 296 colour reproductions of collages, drawings, interventions and other ephemera from Johnson's estate.0
The paper snake by Ray Johnson( Book )

5 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Long out of print and unavailable to wider audiences, The Paper Snake is an essential work in Ray Johnson's oeuvre and the second title published by Dick Higgins' Something Else Press, in 1965. Johnson describes the book as "all my writings, rubbings, plays, things that I had mailed to [Higgins] or brought to him in cardboard boxes or shoved under his door, or left in his sink, or whatever, over a period of years." A vertiginous, mind-bending artist's book, The Paper Snake was far ahead of its time. In his essay "The Hatching of the Paper Snake," Higgins says: "I was fascinated by the way that the small works which Ray Johnson used to send through the mail seemed so rooted in their moment and their context and yet somehow they seemed to acquire new and larger meaning as time went along ... Since a book is a more permanent body than a mailing piece or even than our own physical ones, I could not help wondering what it would be like to make a new body for Johnson's ideas as a sort of love letter or time capsule for the future." A collection of letters, little plays, tid-bits, collages and drawings, The Paper Snake connects disparate elements to unbed fixed relationships and forge new systems of meaning by means of scissors, paste and the American postal system
The way west by A. B Guthrie( Book )

1 edition published in 1951 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A hundred-odd men, women, and children gathered at the rendezvous a few miles outside of Independence. They were solid, established folk, most of them, and they were leaving behind prosperous farms and businesses because they shared a dream about the rich lands in the West, where a man, his wife, and their young ones might make a better life and a new world more desirable than any Americans before them had ever known
 
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Ray Johnson
Alternative Names
Johnson, Ray Edward 1927-1995

Johnson, Raymond

Johnson, Raymond 1927-1995

Johnson, Raymond Edward

Johnson, Raymond Edward 1927-

Johnson, Raymond Edward 1927-1995

Ray Johnson

Ray Johnson americký výtvarník

Ray Johnson Amerikaans kunstenaar (1927-1995)

Ray Johnson amerikansk konstnär

Ray Johnson amerikansk kunstnar

Ray Johnson amerikansk kunstner

Ray Johnson artista statunitense

Ray Johnson artiste, inventeur du "Mail art"

Ray Johnson US-amerikanischer Künstler

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ری جانسون هنرمند آمریکایی

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Ray Johnson on flop art : fragments from conversations with Ray Johnson 1988-1994Ray Johnson : how sad I am today--Ray Johnson : completa-ho i retorna-ho, sisplau