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Not nothing : selected writings by Ray Johnson, 1954-1994

Author: Ray Johnson; Elizabeth Zuba; Kevin Killian
Publisher: Los Angeles : Siglio, 2014. 2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"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 This lovingly curated collection of more than 200 mostly previously unpublished writings - including  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Records and correspondence
Correspondence
Named Person: Ray Johnson; Ray Johnson; Ray Johnson
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ray Johnson; Elizabeth Zuba; Kevin Killian
ISBN: 1938221044 9781938221040
OCLC Number: 875706915
Description: 379 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction / Elizabeth Zuba --
Ray Johnson story, for his selected writings / Kevin Killian --
Selected writings by Ray Johnson, 1954-1994 --
Ray Johnson biography --
Cast of correspondents.
Other Titles: Works.
Responsibility: edited by Elizabeth Zuba ; essay by Kevin Killian.

Abstract:

"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 This lovingly curated collection of more than 200 mostly previously unpublished writings - including selected letters, minutes for "New York Correspondence School" meetings, hand-written notes and other writings - opens a new view into the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.
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