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  • Ray Johnson

    Moore College of Art & Design

    “More Works by Ray Johnson: 1951–1991” presents a representative selection of drawings, collages, as well as a sprawling body of mail art. Given the comparative abundance and notoriety of the correspondence, the collages make a particularly strong impression here, revealing a refined, formal side of Johnson’s work that may not be familiar to most viewers; some are abstract and derive their poetry from his finely textured surfaces, others reveal a fluid engagement with pop-cultural images. The earliest of the latter sort predates Pop art’s beginning (as we traditionally date it) by a decade. The

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