Ray Johnson
Ray Johnson
Karma, New York, 2014
296 pages, hardcover
12 × 9 12 inches
Edition of 1000
Out of Print

An early participant in both the Pop and Fluxus movements, Ray Johnson created complex, punning works that ingeniously combine text and image, celebrity culture and art history, wit and melancholy. Figures such as Mickey Mouse, Elvis Presley, James Dean, Michael Jackson, and Calvin Klein models populate his many collages—a candid foreshadowing of current societal obsession. Publication includes 296 color reproductions of drawings, interventions and other ephemera from Johnson’s estate.