The Ray Johnson Videos

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The videos are comprised of over seven hours of rare video footage of Ray Johnson, a conceptual and visual artist who is considered to be the founder of the Mail Art movement.

The painter Chuck Close in A Panel Discussion on Ray Johnson:

Ray was a much more important artist than was generally recognized by the art world. He was an idiosyncratic figure. I think he was very inventive in bringing his work, through his collages, and things that he's known for, actually, predating Pop Art with the use of pop subject matter before Lichtenstein and Warhol. But, probably, he is best known to the general public as the inventor of the Correspondence School and of mail art. 13 January 08

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I am proud to announce the launch of a new website:

The website showcases and offers The Ray Johnson Videos by my friend Nicholas Maravell, as well as initiating what I feel will be the central Ray Johnson resource on the web. It will itself be a growing project of communication, of documenting itself.

The project was launched at 12:01 AM U.S. eastern standard time, to mark the day of Johnson’s death 13 years ago on this date at the age of 67.

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  • Year: 2008 (January 13th)
  • Further details: Designer and Developer of Website: Robert Bruce Rodger