Ray Johnson: Correspondence

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Johnson was interested with networks and communication. His work took on different meanings when in the setting of a museum, a post office, or a friend or stranger’s home. The process required in mail art gave his work a new dimension, and questioned the role of the artist, the viewer, and the institution. Mail art for Johnson was a logical way to blend life and art, the individual work and the world as a whole.

"I don’t just slap things into envelopes.
Everything I make is made for the person I am writing to."

Selected letters

To: State of Being

To: Harley

To: John Evans


Home Life Correspondence Add to and Returns Legacy
Last updated:
May 07, 2018