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Roberta Smith for the New York Times
Roberta Smith for the New York Times
The Unknown Ray Johnson Takes the Spotlight May 30, 2024

The artist you meet in a small, revelatory show is quite different from the one known for mail art and his later gritty samplings of popular culture.

Peter Frank for Whitehot Magazine
Peter Frank for Whitehot Magazine
Ray Johnson the Reclusive Genius Artist at Blum Gallery in Los Angeles May 4, 2024

Ray Johnson’s exquisite and crucial body of work – and the artistic network he was able to forge around that body and the sensibility behind it – turns out to be one of the driving forces in art (and not just Western art) of the later 20th century. 

Frances Beatty for Art Sense
Frances Beatty for Art Sense
Ep. 132: Frances Beatty, Managing Director of the Ray Johnson Estate March 8, 2024

A conversation with Frances Beatty, Managing Director of the Ray Johnson Estate. Known for his masterful use of collage, Johnson was a key figure in the ‘50s Pop Art scene, as well as a pioneer in the areas of conceptualism, performance art and mail art. Beatty takes time to discuss Ray Johnson’s colorful life and the impact that he had on the art icons and everyday people in his social network.

Clara Che Wei Peh for the Art Newspaper
Clara Che Wei Peh for the Art Newspaper
Mail art meets NFTs for all in the ‘MoMA Postcard’ programme November 24, 2023

New York museum invites online audience to make and own non-fungible tokens communally on the blockchain in 15-person groups...

Jenny Harris for the New York Times
Jenny Harris for the New York Times
Ray Johnson’s Elusive Dream: ‘I Want to Dance’ September 26, 2023

The discovery of a group of early collages tells a new story about Johnson’s ties to dance and the dance world.

Janique Vigier for the New York Review
Janique Vigier for the New York Review
His Dreaminess Had Will September 26, 2022

In the last three years of his life, the elusive New York artist Ray Johnson picked up what he called a “new career as a photographer.” His late pictures were a final message, prank, secret, or gift.

Martha Schwendener for the New York Times
Martha Schwendener for the New York Times
August 24, 2022

CRITIC’S PICK: Ray Johnson’s Camera Was Disposable. The Photos Are Unforgettable.

The Pop artist spent his final years taking pictures and kept them a secret. Dozens are on view in a revelatory show at the Morgan Library & Museum.

Mark Bloch for the Brooklyn Rail
Mark Bloch for the Brooklyn Rail
July 13, 2022

PLEASE SEND TO REAL LIFE: Ray Johnson Photographs

The collagist Ray Johnson flippantly referred to his “new career as a photographer,” having not pursued the genre before, spending decades masterfully cutting up flat images—some taken by others of him, others of pop culture effigies he surgically extracted. 

Jean Dykstra for the Brooklyn Rail
Jean Dykstra for the Brooklyn Rail
July 13, 2022

"... in the last three years of his life, unbeknownst to most of his friends, he became a photographer."

Amanda Fortini for T Magazine
Amanda Fortini for T Magazine
July 7, 2022

Why Are We Still Talking About Black Mountain College?
In 1933, a handful of renegade teachers opened a school in rural North Carolina that would go on to shape American art and art education for decades to come.

Ariella Budick for the Financial Times
Ariella Budick for the Financial Times
June 28, 2022

Ray Johnson, Morgan Library review — banal, poetic, astonishing photographs by a man of mystery.
Three thousand pictures, discovered long after his death, shed light on the artist’s intriguing strangeness...

Irina Munteanu for Glamour Romania
Irina Munteanu for Glamour Romania
June 26, 2022

In the last years of his life, Ray Johnson gave up the collages he had made until then, a term that he seemed to dislike somehow and which he had replaced with "moticos", an anagram for "osmotic", just as difficult. to decipher like him. So he returned more resolutely to photography. Between '92 and '94 he used 137 disposable cameras with which he created the collection of works that only this day sees the light of day.

Ray Johnson’s Previously Unseen Photography in Hyperallergic
Ray Johnson’s Previously Unseen Photography in Hyperallergic
June 21, 2022

Ray Johnson’s Previously Unseen Photography Comes to the Morgan Library & Museum
PLEASE SEND TO REAL LIFE: Ray Johnson Photographs reveals the “career in photography” that occupied the artist in the last three years of his life.

The Secret Pictures of Ray Johnson for the New Yorker
The Secret Pictures of Ray Johnson for the New Yorker
June 10, 2022

At the end of his life, the elusive American artist used disposable cameras to take some three thousand pictures, now exhibited at the Morgan Library & Museum, in “Please Send to Real Life: Ray Johnson Photographs.”

Lori Waxman for the Chicago Tribune
Lori Waxman for the Chicago Tribune
February 17, 2022

'Ray Johnson c/o' at Art Institute sums up an artist - with portraits, binders and mail - whose life was his chief artwork...

Rachel Salz for the New York Times
Rachel Salz for the New York Times
January 20, 2022

What's in Our Queue? Mozart and More... Book: 'Ray Johnson c/o'

The catalog to an exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago (up through March 21), this book mirrors the inspiring abundance of Johnson's mind and art. It feels itself like a great work of collage, full of pinging resonance.

Best Book & Best Book Covers by AIGA
Best Book & Best Book Covers by AIGA
January 2022

“A publication of this milieu is a tall order and this beautifully designed and dynamic book meets the challenge. The intelligent and thoughtful choices of material, type, and general organization weaves together a textural experience for the reader.” —Kimberly Varella

KEZIAH WEIR for Vanity Fair
KEZIAH WEIR for Vanity Fair
June 26, 2021

Ray Johnson, the elusive mail-art pioneer whose collages and wordplay created an unorthodox social network, died in 1995, but to me he’s a patron saint of the past lonely year. This catalogue, arriving ahead of a Chicago retrospective, is a sweeping primer on his output—and a creative prompt too.

DANIEL FELSENTHAL for The Village Voice
DANIEL FELSENTHAL for The Village Voice
May 11, 2021

‘What a Dump’ Delves Into the Irreverent World of Ray Johnson
A new exhibition examines the artist’s mailings and collages — and his persona...

Paul Laster for Art & Object
Paul Laster for Art & Object
May 11, 2021

Curated by Jarrett Earnest and organized in collaboration with The Ray Johnson Estate, the captivating presentation offers an amusing array of never-before-exhibited artworks from the 1950s through the 1990s.

Robert Heide for Westview News
Robert Heide for Westview News
June 03, 2021

Ray Johnson, Pop-Culture Collagist, Master of ‘The Happening’ and the Mysterious World of Zen Emptiness

Lisa Yin Zhang for the Guide
Lisa Yin Zhang for the Guide
May 2021

Johnson was an obsessive artist in many ways—how else could he have produced such a prolific archive—but this exhibition hones in on his celebrity obsessions as well as other interests.

Dan Golden for Curator
Dan Golden for Curator
May 2021

A conversation with exhibition curator Jarrett Earnest on the occasion of Ray Johnson: WHAT A DUMP, currently on view at David Zwirner in New York.

Gwynned Vitello & Jarrett Earnest for Juxtapoz Magazine
Gwynned Vitello & Jarrett Earnest for Juxtapoz Magazine
April 29, 2021

WHAT A DUMP: A Conversation about Ray Johnson and His Exhibition @ David Zwirner

Wallace Ludell for the Art Newspaper
Wallace Ludell for the Art Newspaper
April 23, 2021

In this exhibition, the curator Jarrett Earnest aims to somewhat reframe the conversation around Johnson—the pranksterish artist known for his mail art and collages—in order to shine a light on him as a queer figure who was in frequent dialogue with other queer artists of the era.

David Graver for Cool Hunting
David Graver for Cool Hunting
April 16, 2021

DAVID ZWIRNER EXPLORES ARTIST RAY JOHNSON’S QUEER IDENTITY IN “WHAT A DUMP” CURATOR JARRETT EARNEST PRESENTS A NUANCED PORTRAIT OF THE OBSESSIVE MAIL ART PIONEER

Blake Gopnik for the New York Times
Blake Gopnik for the New York Times
April 14, 2021

4 Art Gallery Shows to See Right Now: Ray Johnson WHAT A DUMP

Willa Beck for Office
Willa Beck for Office
April 12, 2021

NOTHNG OF THE MONTH CLUB - The last time I visited Off Paradise in Chinatown, right across from the former office office, it was a dreary autumn day. The gallery's current exhibit, NOTHNG OF THE MONTH CLUB (with the “I” purposely left out), very much reflects springtime with its playful tone and humor...

JOSHEN MANTAI for Flaunt Magazine
JOSHEN MANTAI for Flaunt Magazine
April 8, 2021

RAY JOHNSON | 'WHAT A DUMP' AT DAVID ZWIRNER

Taylor Dafoe for ArtNet News
Taylor Dafoe for ArtNet News
March 25, 2021

Ray Johnson Spent the Final Years of His Life Developing an Enigmatic Photography Project. It'll Go on View Next Summer...

Arthur Lubow for T Magazine
Arthur Lubow for T Magazine
March 23, 2021

"An Elusive Artist's Trove of Never-Before-Seen Images" In the years leading up to his death, Ray Johnson took up photography. Now, this body of work is shedding light on his final days...

Frances Beatty & Jason Pickleman on Instagram Live
Frances Beatty & Jason Pickleman on Instagram Live
May 17, 2020

A Conversation with Frances Beatty & Jason Pickleman on Ray Johnson and Mail Art in 2020 via Instagram Live.

Ray Johnson's Pink House by Frances Beatty, as told by Hannah Martin for Apartamento
Ray Johnson's Pink House by Frances Beatty, as told by Hannah Martin for Apartamento
May 2020

Issue #25, with special edition Ray Johnson Bunnyhead spine and never before published photographs by Frances Beatty and Ray Johnson.

Martha Schwendener for The New York Times
Martha Schwendener for The New York Times
April 05, 2019

A review of the group exhibition "Strategic Vandalism: The Legacy of Asger Jorn’s Modification Paintings" at Petzel Gallery

Jori Finkel for The New York Times
Jori Finkel for The New York Times
April 4, 2019

Tracing the Roots of Photo Sharing, From Mail Art to Instagram

Tom McGlynn for Brooklyn Rail
Tom McGlynn for Brooklyn Rail
April 2019

A review of the group exhibition "Strategic Vandalism: The Legacy of Asger Jorn's Modification Paintings" at Petzel Gallery

Sarah Rose Sharp for Hyperallergic
Sarah Rose Sharp for Hyperallergic
November 2018

A Portrait of Ray Johnson in His Own Words reviews Julie J. Thomson's new book "That Was the Answer: Interviews with Ray Johnson"

Matthew Rose for Blouin Art
Matthew Rose for Blouin Art
November 2018

Two of a Kind: Ray Johnson & Marcel Duchamp reviews Kate Dempsey Martineau's new book "Ray Johnson: Selective Inheritance"

Blake Gopnik for Art Net News
Blake Gopnik for Art Net News
June 7, 2017

Ray Johnson and Andy Warhol: The Art World's Odd Couple

Megan N. Liberty for Hyperallergic
Megan N. Liberty for Hyperallergic
May 26, 2017

The Tactile Temptation of Ray Johnson's Assemblages

Jim Walrod for Apartamento
Jim Walrod for Apartamento
2017

Duncan Hannah interviewed by Jim Walrod on his career as an artist in a rapidly changing New York

Sarah Rose Sharp for Art in America
Sarah Rose Sharp for Art in America
September 29, 2016

Forms of Address: Ray Johnson’s Bob Boxes...

Mark McGonigal for Detroit Metro Times
Mark McGonigal for Detroit Metro Times
September 21, 2016

‘Ray Johnson: The Bob Boxes’ spills forth at CCS : the sublime art of a known unknown...

Elena Cordova for MoMA
Elena Cordova for MoMA
April 1, 2016

From the Archives: Seeing Double with Ray Johnson...

Mark Guiducci for Vogue
Mark Guiducci for Vogue
December 22, 2015

'5 Artists Who Broke Out in 2015' describes Johnson's rising fame in 2015...

Kirsten Swenson for Art in America
Kirsten Swenson for Art in America
December 16, 2015

“Leap Before You Look: Black Mountain College 1933-1957”...

Verbatim in Brooklyn Rail
Verbatim in Brooklyn Rail
December 9, 2015

'Nothing in Print' Widely lauded as the father of the mail art, Ray Johnson’s deadpan irreverence is celebrated in a January, 1968 letter to Grace Glueck of The New York Times...

Tom Sellar for The Village Voice
Tom Sellar for The Village Voice
November 17, 2015

THE BIENNIAL BONANZA ‘PERFORMA 15’ BRINGS US LIVE PERFORMANCES CREATED BY VISUAL ARTISTS...

Haley Weiss and Mark Davis for Interview
Haley Weiss and Mark Davis for Interview
November 13, 2015

'The Curtain Rises in Cyberspace', describes the email performance piece created by Brian Fuata and Susan Gibb for the Performa 15 biennial and Ray Johnson as inspiration.

Joshua Barone for the New York Times
Joshua Barone for the New York Times
November 12, 2015

'A Mail-Art Performance and Other Treats at Performa 15' describes the performance work of Brian Fuata and how he took inspiration from ay Johnson's mail-art practice.

Ray Johnson Estate on ARTnews
Ray Johnson Estate on ARTnews
October 29, 2015

'Please Add To and Return To: Mail Art Homage to Ray Johnson' at Printed Matter, presents images and a brief description of the exhibition that is part of the Performa NYC's biennial.

Lale Arikoglu in the NY Observer
Lale Arikoglu in the NY Observer
October 7, 2015

Meet the Powerhouse Art Dealer Protecting the ‘Most Famous Unknown Artist’s’ Legacy... Feigen's Frances Beatty on her career, and her drive to keep Ray Johnson's work alive

Ken Johnson for the New York Times
Ken Johnson for the New York Times
August 27, 2015

"Recalling Ray Johnson, A Pioneer of Mail Art" by Ken Johnson for The New York Times, August 27 2015. Review of Please Return To.

Tim Keane for Hyperallergic
Tim Keane for Hyperallergic
August 22, 2015

"I Is an Other: The Mail Art of Ray Johnson," long-form review of Please Return To by Tim Keane for Hyperallergic, August 22 2015.

50 Years of The Paper Snake
50 Years of The Paper Snake
July, 2015

A special issue of Black Mountain College Studies dedicated to Ray Johnson's The Paper Snake, following the exhibition Something Else Entirely at the Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center. It should be noted that Ray Johnson and Dick Higgins: Reciprocities, is the last written publication by William S. "Bill" Wilson, the acclaimed writer and Ray Johnson's unwavering champion.

Andrew Russeth in ARTnews
Andrew Russeth in ARTnews
April 2015

Andrew Russeth reviews Ray Johnson's Art World for ARTnews, April 2015.

Robert Pincus-Witten in Artforum
Robert Pincus-Witten in Artforum
February 2015

Robert Pincus-Witten reviews Ray Johnson's Art World in the February 2015 issue of Artforum.

Ray Johnson on VanityFair.com
Ray Johnson on VanityFair.com
January 21, 2015

"Meet Ray Johnson, the Greatest Artist You've Never Heard Of" by Rachel Tashjian on VanityFair.com. January 21 2015.

Roberta Smith on Ray Johnson and Jasper Johns
Roberta Smith on Ray Johnson and Jasper Johns
January 15, 2015

"When Mystery Keeps Works New: Jasper Johns and Ray Johnson on the Upper East Side" by Roberta Smith for The New York Times. January 15, 2015.

Randy Kennedy on Ray Johnson in the New York Times
Randy Kennedy on Ray Johnson in the New York Times
January 8, 2015

"Always on His Own Terms: Ray Johnson Defies Categories 20 Years After His Death" by Randy Kennedy for The New York Times. January 8 2015.

Mary Mann for The Believer
Mary Mann for The Believer
2015

"(Untitled): The Life and Work of the Artist Ray Johnson." The Believer, Summer 2015.

Ray Johnson Ephemera in Modern Painters
Ray Johnson Ephemera in Modern Painters
January 2015

"A Selection of Ray Johnson Ephemera," Modern Painters, January 2015, 48-59.

Ray Johnson and the Birth of Mail Art in i-D
Ray Johnson and the Birth of Mail Art in i-D
October 16, 2014

An interview with Brendan Dugan and Jay Gorney about their show Ray Johnson at Karma. October 16, 2014.

NY Times Reviews Not Nothing: Selected Writings by Ray Johnson
NY Times Reviews Not Nothing: Selected Writings by Ray Johnson
October 10, 2014

NY Times Review: Life Revealed in Letters and Doodles: ‘Not Nothing’ Tries to Capture the Artist Ray Johnson, August 10, 2014 by Holland Cotter

Gary Panter for the Paris Review
Gary Panter for the Paris Review
Please Forward Contents August 27, 2014

"Please Forward Contents," The Paris Review "The Daily," August 27, 2014

Homages to Ray Johnson on Vogue.com
Homages to Ray Johnson on Vogue.com
August 11, 2014

Ed Ruscha, John Baldessari, Lynda Benglis and Others Debut Homages to Artist Ray Johnson on Vogue.com. By Mark Guiducci.

Ray Johnson Perloff review in the Times Literary Supplement
Ray Johnson Perloff review in the Times Literary Supplement
August 1, 2014

Not Nothing and The Paper Snake reviewed by Marjorie Perloff in the Times Literary Supplement, "You've Got Mail," July 30, 2014.

BOMB Magazine: Clive Phillpot by Elizabeth Zuba
BOMB Magazine: Clive Phillpot by Elizabeth Zuba
July 31, 2014

Elizabeth Zuba interviews Clive Phillpot in BOMB magazine, Human collage, mail art, and punning with the nothing master, July 31, 2014

Hyperallergic: Man of Letters: Ray Johnson Art in Motion
Hyperallergic: Man of Letters: Ray Johnson Art in Motion
July 26, 2014

Frances Richard reviews The Paper Snake and Not Nothing: Selected Writings by Ray Johnson, 1954-1995 for Hyperallergic, July 26 2014.

Gillian Pistell for Interventions Journal
Gillian Pistell for Interventions Journal
Ray Johnson: Artist as Archivist July 3, 2014

Gillian Pistell, "Ray Johnson: Artist as Archivist." Interventions Journal July 3, 2014

NY Times Art & Design: Randy Kennedy
NY Times Art & Design: Randy Kennedy
June 25, 2014

The Lively Soul of a Decaying City: Detroit Artists at Marianne Boesky and Marlborough Chelsea Galleries NY Times article by Randy Kennedy, June 25, 2014

Book Forum: Post Modern: How Ray Johnson's contrarian sensibility inspired mail art
Book Forum: Post Modern: How Ray Johnson's contrarian sensibility inspired mail art
June 10, 2014

Albert Mobilio reviews the publications The Paper Snake and Not Nothing: Selected Writings by Ray Johnson, 1954-1995. Summer 2014

Tim Keane
Tim Keane
2014

"Ray Johnson: The Zen Master of the Social Network." Utne Reader, Winter 2014.

Julie J. Thomson
Julie J. Thomson
2014

"The Art of Graphic Design: Lustig, Albers, Johnson, and the 1945 Summer Session," Journal of Black Mountain College Studies 6 (Summer 2014).

Ray Johnson
Ray Johnson
February 14, 2012

Thibaut de Ruyter reviews Ray Johnson: Silhouettes at Berlin's Galerie Aurel Scheibler for Frieze. Spring 2012.

Creature From the Blue Lagoon
Creature From the Blue Lagoon
2012

Karen Rosenberg reviews Creature From the Blue Lagoon

Michael Findlay for Art in America
Michael Findlay for Art in America
Being Ray Johnson 2011
Ray and Bob Box
Ray and Bob Box
June 23, 2011

Holland Cotter reviews the ESOPUS exhibition of Bob Warner-Ray Johnson mail art for The New York Times.

Michael Von Uchtrup for Journal of Black Mountain College Studies 1
Michael Von Uchtrup for Journal of Black Mountain College Studies 1
"Ray Johnson and the Road from Black Mountain College into - and Out of - New York." Journal of Black Mountain College Studies 1, no. 2 (2011). 2011
Kate Erin Dempsey for the Journal of Black Mountain Studies
Kate Erin Dempsey for the Journal of Black Mountain Studies
Weaving Correspondence: Anni Albers and Ray Johnson 2011

"Weaving Correspondence: Anni Albers and Ray Johnson." Journal of Black Mountain College Studies 1, no.2 (2011).

Julie J. Thomson for the Journal of Black Mountain College Studies
Julie J. Thomson for the Journal of Black Mountain College Studies
To Ray J, George Brecht Knows, George Brecht's Nose: The Development of Ray Johnson's and George Brecht's Participatory and Dialogic Practices 2011

"To Ray J, George Brecht Knows, George Brecht's Nose: The Development of Ray Johnson's and George Brecht's Participatory and Dialogic Practices." Journal of Black Mountain College Studies 1, no.2 (2011).

Johanna Gosse for Journal of Black Mountain Studies
Johanna Gosse for Journal of Black Mountain Studies
From Art to Experience: The Porous Philosophy of Ray Johnson 2011

"From Art to Experience: The Porous Philosophy of Ray Johnson." Journal of Black Mountain College Studies 1, no.2 (2011).

Code and Inside Jokes (Wink, Wink) for Notorious Provocateurs
Code and Inside Jokes (Wink, Wink) for Notorious Provocateurs
May 29, 2009
Ray Johnson: Raven Row
Ray Johnson: Raven Row
May 2009

Michael Archer reviews Ray Johnson. Please Add to & Return for Artforum.

Ray Johnson: Please Add to & Return
Ray Johnson: Please Add to & Return
April 2009

Martin Herbert reviews the Raven Row exhibition for Art Monthly.

Screen Play
Screen Play
March 1, 2009

Simon Grant previews Ray Johnson. Please Add To & Return in Apollo magazine.

Ray Johnson…Dali/Warhol, and others, “Main Ray, Ducham, Openhein, Pikabia…"
Ray Johnson…Dali/Warhol, and others, “Main Ray, Ducham, Openhein, Pikabia…"
2009

Anne Doran reviews the exhibition at Richard L. Feigen & Co. for Time Out New York.

William S. Wilson for Printed Matter
William S. Wilson for Printed Matter
Retrospections on West 23rd Street 2006

Wilson, William S. "Retrospections on West 23rd Street." New York: Printed Matter, 2006.

Top Ten of 2004
Top Ten of 2004
December 20, 2004

Ken Tucker ranks How To Draw A Bunny as one of the best films of 2004.

Film Looks Beyond Bunny
Film Looks Beyond Bunny
September 2, 2004

Tom Isler reviews How to Draw a Bunny for The Southampton Press.

Ray Johnson: Inside an Outsider's World
Ray Johnson: Inside an Outsider's World
May 16, 2004

Patricia C. Johnson reviews How to Draw a Bunny for the Houston Chronicle.

How to Draw a Bunny: A Pop-Art Revolutionary Whose Weapon Was Snail Mail
How to Draw a Bunny: A Pop-Art Revolutionary Whose Weapon Was Snail Mail
April 30, 2004

Jeff Shannon reviews John Walter's and Andrew Moore's documentary for The Seattle Times.

How to Draw a Bunny
How to Draw a Bunny
March 12, 2004

Ella Taylor reviews John Walter's and Andrew Moore's documentary for LA Weekly.

Ray Johnson
Ray Johnson
March 2004

Judith Hoffberg reviews How to Draw a Bunny for ArtScene.

Conceptual Art, in the Days Before E-Mail
Conceptual Art, in the Days Before E-Mail
May 25, 2003

Phyllis Braff reviews Dear Jackson Pollock, Collages and Objects by Ray Johnson for The New York Times.

Ray, We Hardly Knew You
Ray, We Hardly Knew You
January 2003

Raphael Rubinstein reviews How to Draw a Bunny for Art in America.

Drowning By Numbers
Drowning By Numbers
October 11, 2002

Maitland McDonagh reviews How to Draw a Bunny for TV Guide.

Noel Murray reviews How to Draw a Bunny
Noel Murray reviews How to Draw a Bunny
October 1, 2002

Noel Murray reviews How to Draw a Bunny for The Onion A.V. Club.

Critics' Picks: How to Draw a Bunny
Critics' Picks: How to Draw a Bunny
October 10, 2002

Frances Richard reviews John Walter's and Andrew Moore's film for Artforum.

How to Draw a Bunny
How to Draw a Bunny
October 10, 2002

Steven Boone reviews John Walter's and Andrew Moore's documentary for Time Out New York.

'Bunny' Paints Odd Pic
'Bunny' Paints Odd Pic
October 9, 2002

V.A. Musetto reviews How to Draw a Bunny for the New York Post.

An Affectionate Tribute to an Artist's Artist
An Affectionate Tribute to an Artist's Artist
October 9, 2002

Lawrence Van Gelder reviews How to Draw a Bunny for The New York Times.

Drawn Down a Rabbit Hole
Drawn Down a Rabbit Hole
October 9, 2002

Elizabeth Weitzman reviews How to Draw a Bunny for the New York Daily News.

Citizen Ray
Citizen Ray
October 9, 2002

Dennis Lim reviews How to Draw a Bunny for the Village Voice.

A Collage in Which Life = Death = Art
A Collage in Which Life = Death = Art
October 6, 2002

Michael Kimmelman reviews How To Draw A Bunny for The New York Times.

Ray Johnson: How to Draw a Bunny
Ray Johnson: How to Draw a Bunny
October 2002

Review of John Walter's and Andrew Moore's documentary in The Art Newspaper.

Spooling the Real
Spooling the Real
April 2002

Glen Helfand reports on How to Draw a Bunny from the 2002 Sundance Film Festival for Artforum.

William S. Wilson for Blastitude
William S. Wilson for Blastitude
Ray Johnson and the Number 13 2002

William S. Wilson. "Ray Johnson and the Number 13." Blastitude 3 (2002).

Tails from the dark side
Tails from the dark side
2002

Brett Martin reviews How To Draw A Bunny for Time Out New York.

Ray Johnson
Ray Johnson
March 1999

Nayland Blake reviews Ray Johnson: Correspondences for Artforum.

Amei Wallach for the New York Times
Amei Wallach for the New York Times
Dear Friends of Ray, and Audiences of One February 28, 1999

Wallach, Amei. "Dear Friends of Ray, and Audiences of One." New York Times, February 28, 1999.

Gibes at the Experts From an Enigmatic Chatterbox
Gibes at the Experts From an Enigmatic Chatterbox
January 15, 1999

Review of Ray Johnson: Correspondences by Holland Cotter in The New York Times.

Holland Cotter for Art in America
Holland Cotter for Art in America
Notes to the World (or Bend, Fold, and Spindle) October 1995

“Notes to the World (or Bend, Fold, and Spindle).” Art in America 83 (October 1995): 100-105.

Cosmic Ray: an open letter to the founder of the New York Correspondence School
Cosmic Ray: an open letter to the founder of the New York Correspondence School
October 1995

A eulogy for Ray Johnson by David Bourdon in Art in America.

Famous for Being Unknown, Ray Johnson Has a Fitting Survey
Famous for Being Unknown, Ray Johnson Has a Fitting Survey
May 19, 1995

Review of Ray Johnson: A Memorial Exhibition by Roberta Smith in The New York Times.

John Held Jr. for National Stampagraphic
John Held Jr. for National Stampagraphic
Bunny Dead: The Mysterious Life and Death of Ray Johnson and the Rise of the New York Correspondence School of Art Spring 1995

Held, John Jr. “Bunny Dead: The Mysterious Life and Death of Ray Johnson and the Rise of the New York Correspondence School of Art.” National Stampagraphic 13, no. 3, (Spring 1995):20-25.

David Bourdon and others for Artforum
David Bourdon and others for Artforum
Returned to Sender: Remembering Ray Johnson April 1995

David Bourdon, Robert Pincus-Witten, Nam June Paik, Chuck Close, Jill Johnston, and James Rosenquist. “Returned to Sender: Remembering Ray Johnson.” Artforum 33 (April 1995): 70-75, 106, 111-113.

Harry Hurt III for New York Journal
Harry Hurt III for New York Journal
A Performance-Art Death March 6, 1995

Hurt, Harry III. “A Performance-Art Death.” New York Journal. March 6, 1995.

A Performance-Art Death
A Performance-Art Death
March 1995

Harry Hurt III discusses Ray Johnson's death in New York Journal.

David Ebony for New Observations
David Ebony for New Observations
Ray Johnson, from The Paper Snake to Shelley Duvall May-June 1995

Ebony, David. "Ray Johnson, from The Paper Snake to Shelley Duvall," New Observations, "Bookworks,” 106 (May-June 1995)

Guy Trebay for the Village Voice
Guy Trebay for the Village Voice
Backstroking into Oblivion: The Riddle of Ray Johnson’s Suicide January 31, 1995

Trebay, Guy. “Backstroking into Oblivion: The Riddle of Ray Johnson’s Suicide.” Village Voice, January 31, 1995.

Carol Vogel for the New York Times
Carol Vogel for the New York Times
Ray Johnson, 67 Pop Artist Known for His Work in Collage January 19, 1995

Vogel, Carol. “Ray Johnson, 67 Pop Artist Known for His Work in Collage.” New York Times. January 19, 1995.

Richard Feigen and others for WBAI-FM
Richard Feigen and others for WBAI-FM
A Tribute to Ray Johnson 1995

Bloch, Mark, Chuck Close, Jill Johnston, and Richard L. Feigen. "A Tribute to Ray Johnson." WBAI-FM, 1995.

Clive Phillpot in Eternal Network: A Mail Art Anthology
Clive Phillpot in Eternal Network: A Mail Art Anthology
The Mailed Art of Ray Johnson 1995

Phillpot, Clive. "The Mailed Art of Ray Johnson." In Eternal Network: A Mail Art Anthology, edited by Chuck Welch, 24-32. Calgary, Alberta: University of Calgary Press, 1995.

Gerrit Henry for Art in America
Gerrit Henry for Art in America
Ray Johnson: Collage Jester December 1984

Gerrit Henry reviews Works by Ray Johnson for Art in America, 1984.

Grace Glueck for the New York Times
Grace Glueck for the New York Times
A Witty Master of the Deadpan Spoof February 19, 1984

Glueck, Grace. "A Witty Master of the Deadpan Spoof," New York Times, February 19, 1984.

Ken Friedman for Flue
Ken Friedman for Flue
Mail Art History - The Fluxus Factor 1984

Friedman, Ken. "Mail Art History - The Fluxus Factor." Flue 4, no.3/4 (1984): 18-24.

Nina ffrench-frazier for Arts Magazine
Nina ffrench-frazier for Arts Magazine
ffrench-frazier, Nina. “Ray Johnson.” Arts Magazine 52 (June 1978): 8. June, 1978
Diana Spodarek and Randy Delbeke for Detroit Artists Monthly
Diana Spodarek and Randy Delbeke for Detroit Artists Monthly
Ray Johnson Interview February 1978

Spodarek, Diane and Randy Delbeke. "Ray Johnson Interview." Detroit Artists Monthly 3 (February 1978): 3-9.

John Held Jr. for the Mid-York Library System
John Held Jr. for the Mid-York Library System
Interview with Ray Johnson December 2, 1977

Johnson, Ray. Interview by John Held, Jr. Mid-York Library System, Utica, New York. December 2, 1977.

Edward Plunkett, and others for Art Journal
Edward Plunkett, and others for Art Journal
Send Letters, Postcards, Drawings, and Objects . . . Spring 1977

Plunkett, Edward M., Lawrence Alloway, John Russell, Suzi Gablik, William S. Wilson, Henry Martin, Robert Pincus-Witten, Karen Shaw, Robert Rosenblum, Lucy R. Lippard, Tommy Mew, Toby R. Spiselman. "Send Letters, Postcards, Drawings, and Objects . . . " Art Journal XXXVI (Spring 1977): 233-241.

Lawrence Campbell for Art News
Lawrence Campbell for Art News
The Ray Johnson History of the Betty Parsons Gallery January 1973

Campbell, Lawrence. "The Ray Johnson History of the Betty Parsons Gallery." Art News 72 (January 1973): 56-57.

New Art School: Correspondence
New Art School: Correspondence
April 13, 1972

Thomas Albright explores The New York Correspondance School for Rolling Stone.

Artnews Review of Dollar Bills
Artnews Review of Dollar Bills
May 1971

Artnews calls Ray Johnson's Dollar Bill collages "devilishly good-natured homages to the famed and fabled," 1971.

Rosalind Constable for New York Magazine
Rosalind Constable for New York Magazine
The Mailaway Art of Ray Johnson March 2, 1970

Constable, Rosalind. “The Mailaway Art of Ray Johnson.” New York Magazine, March 2, 1970.

The Mailaway Art of Ray Johnson
The Mailaway Art of Ray Johnson
March 2, 1970

Rosalind Constable explores Ray Johnson's mail art for New York magazine.

Ray Johnson: Letters of Reference
Ray Johnson: Letters of Reference
February 1970

William S. Wilson examines Ray Johnson's work for Arts Magazine.

Christopher Andreae for Christian Science Monitor
Christopher Andreae for Christian Science Monitor
July 14, 1969

Andreae, Christopher. “Happy Membership”, Christian Science Monitor, July 14, 1969.

Pop Art Redefined
Pop Art Redefined
1969

Suzi Gablik highlights Ray Johnson in her book, Pop Art Redefined.

Oral History Interview
Oral History Interview
Oral history interview with Ray Johnson. Conducted by Sevim Feschi. 1968 Apr. 17. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. April 17, 1968
David Bourdon and Philip Leider for Artforum
David Bourdon and Philip Leider for Artforum
The New York Correspondence School October 1, 1967

“The New York Correspondence School.” Artforum, 6 (October 1967): 50-55.

Death Rattler
Death Rattler
1967

Lil Picard discusses Ray Johnson's collage techniques in Arts Magazine.

Artforum: Chicago Reviews
Artforum: Chicago Reviews
1967

An Artforum review of Ray Johnson's first exhibition in Chicago at the Richard Feigen Gallery, 1966.

NY Correspondance School
NY Correspondance School
April 1966

William S. Wilson reviews the New York Correspondance School for Art and Artists.

What Happened? Nothing.
What Happened? Nothing.
April 11, 1965

Grace Glueck reviews the Ray Johnson exhibition at the Willard Gallery for The New York Times, 1965.

Suzi Gablik for Location
Suzi Gablik for Location
Summer 1964

Gablik, Suzi. “700 Collages by Ray Johnson.” Location 1 (Summer 1964) edited by Thomas B. Hess and Harold Rosenberg, 55-58.

Four Artists in a Mansion
Four Artists in a Mansion
July, 1952

Harper's Bazaar features Richard Lippold, Morton Feldman, John Cage, and Ray Johnson.