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.


Lou Reed Transformer 10 March 12

Section: rayjohnson

Categories: Film / dvd-mine

Bought and watched a nice documentary on the making of Lou Reed’s album Transformer. It includes excellent interviews with many of the people involved with its production, including extensive talks with Reed himself. He also plays a number of the songs on an acoustic guitar.

Also, as a nice surprise, Ray Johnson → appears in some footage shot in a bar or restaurant.

Just lovely.

  • Title: Lou Reed Transformer
  • Directed by: Bob Smeaton
  • Starring: Lou Reed, David Bowie, and many more...
  • Year: 2001