How to Draw A Bunny – the Life and Weirdness that is Ray Johnson

Ray Johnson was a very interesting fellow. He pioneered the whole “Postal Art” movement in the 40’s – which basically had him sending a piece of mail to another artist (poet, painter etc etc) who would add to the work, then mail it on to another, who would do likewise, until, after going through a dozen people, would end up back at Ray’s mailbox – ready for display at one of his NOTHINGS (which pre-dated “Happenings”) and could quite possibly be a gallery with nothing in it, or a performance-type of art. I just finished an excellent DVD (Netflix rules!) on his life “How To Draw a Bunny.”

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Ray was born in Detroit, Michigan in 1927. He attended Cass Technical and eventually studied out in North Carolina along with interesting peers: Robert Rauschenberg and Cy Twombly (at the experimental Black Mountain College). Instructors included: John Cage, Buckminister Fuller, DeKooning.

You can learn more about Ray HERE

Let’s start a little Postal-Art in our group!

1 Comment so far

  1. Matthew (unregistered) on October 17th, 2005 @ 7:20 pm

    I’d go for something like that. Sort of a variation of Tennis?



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