Once described as ‘New York’s most famous unknown artist’, Ray Johnson left his mark on Pop, Neo-Dada and conceptual art, most particularly as the founder of the New York Correspondence School, an early social network of artists exchanging ‘mail art’ in the 1940s. His practice ranged from his letters, Nothing performances, collages, drawings and sculpture. Contending that he was most inventive in collaboration, this show examines his work alongside that of his correspondents, including the theorist Dick Higgins and artists Karl Wirsum and William S. Wilson. Find out more from the Art Institute Chicago’s website.
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