Not Nothing: Selected Writings by Ray Johnson 1954-1994
Ray Johnson Elizabeth Zuba Kevin Killian
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Aug 14, 2020 - 19:25 PMBy Ray Johnson Elizabeth Zuba Kevin Killian

Ray Johnson 1927 1995 blurred the boundaries of life and art, of authorship and intimacy Correspondence is the defining character of all of Johnson s work, particularly his mail art Intended to be read, to be received, to be corresponded with, his letters usually both image and textual in character were folded and delivered to an individual reader, to be opened and rRay Johnson 1927 1995 blurred the boundaries of life and art, of authorship and intimacy Correspondence is the defining character of all of Johnson s work, particularly his mail art Intended to be read, to be received, to be corresponded with, his letters usually both image and textual in character were folded and delivered to an individual reader, to be opened and read, again and again Johnson s correspondence includes letter to friends William S Wilson, Dick Higgins, Richard Lippold, Toby Spiselman, Joseph Cornell, Yoko Ono, Nam June Paik, Robert Motherwell, Eleanor Antin, Germaine Green, Lynda Benglis, Arakawa and Madeline Gins, Christo, Billy Name, Jim Rosenquist and Albert M Fine, among many others The subjects of his correspondence ranged from the New York avant garde Cage, Johns, de Kooning, Duchamp to filmmakers such as John Waters, philosophers such as Jacques Derrida and writers such as Gertrude Stein and Marianne Moore This collection of than 200 selected letters and writings most of which are previously unpublished opens a new view into the sprawling, multiplicitous nature of Johnson s art, revealing not only how he created relationships, glyphs and puzzles in connecting words, phrases, people and ideas, but also something about the elusive Johnson himself In a 1995 article in The New York Times, Roberta Smith wrote Make room for Ray Johnson, whose place in history has been only vaguely defined Johnson s beguiling, challenging art has an exquisite clarity and emotional intensity that makes it much than simply a remarkable mirror of its time, although it is that, too.
  • Title: Not Nothing: Selected Writings by Ray Johnson 1954-1994
  • Author: Ray Johnson Elizabeth Zuba Kevin Killian
  • ISBN: 9781938221040
  • Page: 282
  • Format: Paperback

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Robert Vaughan Aug 14, 2020 - 19:25 PM
Ray Johnson is was a formidable artist and presence in the New York art scene for decades This venerable collection of his collected writings, collage art, brilliance of creative output, is a must read for artists and writers, particularly those who enjoy the margins, or combination prose, art, hybrid forms, and all things nonsensical or bizarre Think Dr Seuss meets David Lynch Gertrude Stein with a twist of Jean Genet on the salted rim Shaken, not stirred.
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William Aug 14, 2020 - 19:25 PM
I think I would have preferred of his collages and art than his writings Having said that there was still enough here to keep me reading and fascinated I was especially happy to see his how to draw John Waters and a set of artiststamps made in which each individual stamp had an image in the shape of his head and when you looked at the sheet as a whole it was Ray Johnson s face One of the introductory essays seems to be written by someone who didn t know that much about Ray Johnson Seems like th [...]
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Not Nothing: Selected Writings by Ray Johnson 1954-1994 By Ray Johnson Elizabeth Zuba Kevin Killian Ray Johnson 1927 1995 blurred the boundaries of life and art, of authorship and intimacy Correspondence is the defining character of all of Johnson s work, particularly his mail art Intended to be read, to be received, to be corresponded with, his letters usually both image and textual in character were folded and delivered to an individual reader, to be opened and rRay Johnson 1927 1995 blurred the boundaries of life and art, of authorship and intimacy Correspondence is the defining character of all of Johnson s work, particularly his mail art Intended to be read, to be received, to be corresponded with, his letters usually both image and textual in character were folded and delivered to an individual reader, to be opened and read, again and again Johnson s correspondence includes letter to friends William S Wilson, Dick Higgins, Richard Lippold, Toby Spiselman, Joseph Cornell, Yoko Ono, Nam June Paik, Robert Motherwell, Eleanor Antin, Germaine Green, Lynda Benglis, Arakawa and Madeline Gins, Christo, Billy Name, Jim Rosenquist and Albert M Fine, among many others The subjects of his correspondence ranged from the New York avant garde Cage, Johns, de Kooning, Duchamp to filmmakers such as John Waters, philosophers such as Jacques Derrida and writers such as Gertrude Stein and Marianne Moore This collection of than 200 selected letters and writings most of which are previously unpublished opens a new view into the sprawling, multiplicitous nature of Johnson s art, revealing not only how he created relationships, glyphs and puzzles in connecting words, phrases, people and ideas, but also something about the elusive Johnson himself In a 1995 article in The New York Times, Roberta Smith wrote Make room for Ray Johnson, whose place in history has been only vaguely defined Johnson s beguiling, challenging art has an exquisite clarity and emotional intensity that makes it much than simply a remarkable mirror of its time, although it is that, too.

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