This is the catalogue for an important retrospective of Ray Johnson's work at the Whitney Museum of American Art from January 14 to March 21, 1999. The exhibition was organized by Donna De Salvo (now Chief Curator at the Whitney) and later traveled to the Wexner Center for the Arts at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, where it was shown from September 17 to December 31, 2000.
The catalogue includes the following essays:
"Correspondences" by Donna De Salvo
"'To Be Sad, Because I Was Once a Child': The Collages of Ray Johnson" by Mason Klein
"The Webmaster's Solo: Ray Johnson Invites Us to the Dance" by Wendy Steiner
"Ray Johnson Fan Club" by Jonathan Weinberg
"Ray Johnson's New York Correspondence School: The Fine Art of Communication" by Sharla Sava
"Special Deliverance" by Lucy Lippard
"Ray Johnson: The One and the Other" by William S. Wilson
"Should An Eyelash Last Forever?: An Interview with Ray Johnson" by Henry Martin
The volume also includes an Introduction by De Salvo and Catherine Gudis, a Foreword by Sherri Geldin, and a selected chronology, exhibition history, and bibliography by Muffet Jones, former Ray Johnson Estate archivist.
This catalogue is out of print but it is available for study at the Ray Johnson Estate by appointment.
De Salvo, Donna and Catherine Gudis, eds. Ray Johnson: Correspondences. Columbus, OH: Wexner Center for the Arts, The Ohio State University, 1999.