First Edition. Catalog of an exhibition held from October 31 to December 5, 1976 of the letters of Ray Johnson, one of the founders of the mail art movement and member of the New York Correspondence School. The catalog contains 84 reproductions of letters by Johnson, many running multiple leaves. Unbound and housed in a large laminated card folder as issued. Folder is Very Good plus with light toning and some minor splitting to the extremities. Loose leaves in about Fine or better condition.
Acceptable. This is a folder containing the catalogue of "Correspondence-An Exhibition of the Letters of Ray Johnson", North Carolina Museum of Art, 31 October-5 December 1976. The catalogue contains loose leaf pages in pockets on each side of the folder. There are 84 entries with most entries having multiple pages. Some of the pages have a little edge wear. The folder is slightly discolored and edge worn.
(JOHNSON, RAY). Johnson, Ray & William S. Wilson. CORRESPONDENCE: AN EXHIBITION OF THE LETTERS OF RAY JOHNSON. Raleigh, NC: North Carolina Museum of Art, 1976. First Edition. 4to. Loose Contents in a Portfolio. Artist Monograph. Very Good-. np, loose 8 ½ x 11" sheets printed offset recto and verso, profusely illustrated in b&w. In a protective clear acetate dustwrapper. This is the massive catalogue published in conjunction with "Correspondence: An Exhibition of the Letters of Ray Johnson" held at The North Carolina Museum of Art from October 31st through December 5th 1976. It reproduces in facsimile eighty-four groups of artworks and letters by the late Fluxus and Correspondence Art titan sent to the likes of Shusaku Arakawa, Anna Banana, Lynda Benglis, Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Paula Cooper, Robert Cumming, Richard L. Feigen, Charles Henri Ford, Ken Friedman, Henry Geldzahler, General Idea, Dick Higgins, Lil Picard, James Rosenquist, Ed Ruscha, Arturo Schwarz, Davi Det Hompson, Jan Van Der Marck, Ben Vautier, William T. Wiley, John Willenbecher, Jonathan Williams, Karl Wirsum, William S. Wilson, and many more. A complete, internally most handsome example of this uncommon and charming item showing some typical wear, delamination, and age-toning as well as a one inch closed tear to the Ray Johnson-illustrated outer portfolio. It has been priced accordingly. PLEASE NOTE: Inventory Number: 025808.
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