Sunday, November 23, 2008


Though not widely known like Andy Warhol, collagist Ray Johnson has been called New York's most famous unknown artist. While often described as reclusive and mysterious, Johnson is known as the founding father of "mail art" and for the way his art challenged the commercial and cultural mainstream.

Interviews with Christo, Chuck Close, Roy Lichtenstein, Judith Malina, James Rosenquist and others help to illuminate the life and work of Warhol contemporary Ray Johnson.