Ray Johnson, ‘Untitled (Dare Ray Johnson)’, c. 1972, Wright

Sold with envelope addressed to Bill Wilson c/o Gen Del. Avalon.

Signature: Inscribed to collage 'To: John Barth'. Stamped signature to envelope 'Ray Johnson'.

About Ray Johnson

Known for his innovative multimedia collages, multifaceted Neo-Dada and Pop artist Ray Johnson merged appropriated mass media content with his own painted forms, creating larger silhouetted images both surreal and yet recognizable for their component parts. Johnson was also a pioneer in the now worldwide “Mail Art” or “Correspondence Art” movement where works are literally sent through the postal service, expanding visual culture beyond the commercial sphere and promoting a system of equal exchange between artists. After graduating high school in 1945, Johnson studied for three years at the historic Black Mountain College under such influential artists as Josef Albers and Robert Motherwell, and befriended such art luminaries as John Cage and Merce Cunningham. He then moved to New York in 1949, enmeshing himself in the artistic community that gave rise to Pop Art. Johnson was also associated with the Fluxus and performance art movements.

American, 1927-1995, Detroit, Michigan, based in Sag Harbor, New York

Group Shows

Lisa Cooley, 
New York,

Fair History on Artsy

Richard L. Feigen & Co. at ADAA: The Art Show 2016
Richard L. Feigen & Co. at Frieze Masters 2015
Richard L. Feigen & Co. at Art Basel 2015
Richard L. Feigen & Co. at ADAA: The Art Show 2015
Galerie 1900-2000 at Art Basel in Miami Beach 2014