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about the interactions of the images and influences I look at the piece of art on the left (both are by the great mail artist Ray Johnson) and I wonder how it is that he became so famous and the Guggenheim Museum would not have ever dreamed of having arrested while he was alive, but the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art/Florida State University had Dennis James Gergel Jr. arrested for doing artwork with the exact same intention. He coined the term “moticos” (the anagram for osmotic) for his small collages, which he mailed to friends with the instructions to “please add to and send to” additional recipients. scene and are an early example of Johnson’s unconventional methods of Otherwise, dates can be roughly Treasure it. August 25, 1970 – May 13, 2018. Johnson's early work consisted of painted geometric abstractions influenced by Albers' color theories, and he exhibited with the American Abstract Artists group, including Ad Reinhardt and Leon Polk Smith. here were among a series that Johnson mailed to New York: The Living Theatre, 1959. Untitled (POP Pillspill) Throughout his first decade in Manhattan, Ray made a series of anti-rectangle collages he dubbed “moticos.” By the early 60s, Johnson was mailing out collage fragments “for others to use or send on,” letting go at least in part, authorship and allowing the work to … © The Ray Johnson Estate, Courtesy Richard L. Feigen & Co. Flyer for Theater Pieces by Samuel Beckett. No, I am sorry but he passed a few years ago. Ray Johnson setting up a moticos installation, autumn 1955. no 6. From 1945 to 1948, Johnson attended Black Mountain College, a decisive event in his artistic Perhaps dozens or hundreds of moticos were cut-up and recycled to make this single layered monument. Influenced by an apprenticeship under Joseph Cornell and an earlier Black Mountain College residency, Johnson worked primarily with collage, poetry and ink drawings, connecting with an ever expanding circle of artist-friends that included John Cage, Frank O’Hara, Norman Solomon, Andy Warhol, Cy Twombly, Richard Lippold and Robert Rauschenberg. [email protected], Dennis Gergel is a lame ass artist and a creep. Because It Is. Johnson's drawings for this publication were originally produced in She uses the alias Alan Smithee in mailart as well as John Ringling, and Ray Johnson. During Watercolor, collage, and ink on cardstock. colored thread and also cut the circular holes in the pages of the Peek a Book of the Week. Often referred to as the most famous unknown artist in New York, in death, Johnson achieved a kind of fan-club immortality of own. Find us on Google Maps I also thank former MoMA Library director Clive Phillpot for his direction and expertise in this regard. most notably the curator Dorothy Miller, who received Johnson’s mailings Collage was Johnson’s way of altering time and memory, using ideas and connections that could flow freely and disseminate between artists and the public quickly and informally. Dennis James Gergel Jr. was born on August 25, 1970 in Sayre, Pennsylvania. the recipients were several staff members at The Museum of Modern Art, She is also altering existing add and passes so that they are sent to the Ringling Museum in Florida. 4, November 1947. Ray Johnson running naked down the aisles as he is introduced during the opening of an exhibition of his work at the Walker Art Center in 1979. His use of Elvis, James Dean and other pop-culture celebrities began in the early-fifties, an outgrowth of his high-school celebrity juvenilia. Johnson’s 1950s moticos anticipated Warhol's 1960s Pop imagery. I’ve included a link to the Jan. 2014, Artforum issue but its available only for subscribers. He meant his death by drowning as a mailing event. Please note: JavaScript is required to post comments. Quite apart from Seventeen and Harper’s Bazaar was Tuli Kupferberg’s Birth, a Kenneth Patchen. He called these constructions "moticos," an anagram for osmotic*. 8:20 PM, Anonymous said… One of the few words left whole and readable is an almost microscopic clue: undivided. on receipts and printing plates held by the Ray Johnson Estate. covers for record labels in the 1950s. Previous Next. It was free. These were some of the first things Johnson included in the his package. Ray Johnson. Throughout his life, he mailed a tremendous number His books and letters were simple but intricate puzzles, jokes and riffs, self-contained anti-museums; missives that questioned artistic purpose, collecting, collectors and especially the use of art, stretching it’s boundaries into poetry. Tokyo, 1957. He is a creep and has no talent at all. The passage of time, was marked by the Moticos, grouped together as thin slices of moveable sculpture, glyphs reflecting the urban rhythms of culture, a portable communication, always rebuilding and ready for travel. his page in Gutai. As custodian of imagination and memory, the museum is the flip-side of life. Johnson subsequently made a flyer that reproduces exactly a section of Mar 24, 2020 - Moticos In the 1950s, Johnson created a body of work out of found materials and cut-outs from popular print media. We may be closed but we can help. Endpapers by Ray Johnson and colophon from What is the World, by Betty Miles and Remy Charlip. Until his suicide in 1995, Ray Johnson was one of those fringe artists that most artists had heard about, but very few were familiar with. He used alternatives to traditional exhibition —to escape and subvert the gallery system and create a thoughtful sometimes humorous art experience, in-the-present, open-ended and free— a style and system similar to ’60s free-form radio, stand up comedy and jazz. © The Ray Johnson Estate, Courtesy Richard L. Feigen & Co. Untitled [Hold-Up]. That name is not fake nor is it an alias. August 2011. Technology has developed, and reading Kurt Schwitters Ray Johnson Merz et Moticos books can be more convenient and simpler. She was arrested for harassing the Ringling Museum, and the U.S. Post Office is investigating her. This exhibition is organized by David Senior, Bibliographer, MoMA Library. He acts like a creeper. These early drawings were the beginnings of Johnson’s “fan-club” satire riffs on a celebrity obsessed world — a subject that would hold solid throughout his life. Cover and backcover detail from What a Man Can See, by Russell Edson with drawings by Ray Johnson. no. Pencil writing on the flyer decodes the message. January/February is a portal into Johnson’s cosmic undivided universe; a doorway into new consciousness. Paste the ashes on the side of your automobile and if anyone asks you why you have ashes pasted on the side of your car, tell them. Curbside pickup and a flat rate mailing anywhere in the USA for $3. By 1956, he had met Andy Warhol in New York and the two became When he sent works of art through the mail to people as gifts, he was describing what he thought were the correct relations among people… An envelope from Ray was like a haiku, a moment of immediacy and indeterminancy, a particularly vivid moment outside the economy, outside the machinery of our culture. North Carolina: Jargon Society, 1960. Image courtesy of William S. Wilson. Kurt Schwitters & Ray Johnson : Merz & moticos. © The Ray Johnson Estate, Courtesy Richard L. Feigen & Co. Hand-lettered caption by Ray Johnson from Seventeen, December, 1958. I am glad he is dead. photography. Flyer for Jonathan Williams/Jargon Society book release event at the Living Theatre, Your email address will not be published. Messages in a Bottle: Notes of an Unlikely Curator, Dear Friends of Ray, and Audiences of One, From Art to Experience: The Pourous Philosophy of  Ray Johnson, RESPECT: live poetry, music & good vibrations, Book Beat reading group selection January 2021. Shirley Temple I (1967) attempts to homogenise unrecognisable bits of collage material with a darling postcard of Temple bedecked in a leather flying jacket, corduroy trousers and an aviator's helmet that squeezes out locks of her trademark hair. In addition to the flyers, the exhibition includes examples of Johnson’s Gergel is not a famous artist, nor is he likely to ever be. The Roman Sonnets of Giuseppe Cioachino Belli. He graduated from the Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida in 1997. in other informal settings, and exhibited them in (28 x 19 cm.) of found materials and cut-outs from popular print Any more information would be appreciated. You can also reach me at: [email protected], http://www.neo2.es/blog/wp-content/uploads/ray41.jpg. Executed circa 1953-1961. He called these constructions "moticos," Hand-lettered backdrop by Ray Johnson. Word Pictures: Paste-ups Moticos and Assemblages 1951-1997. by JESS and Ray Johnson. Dennis is dead! He connected with a small but growing circle of friends through postcards or letters, and tapped into memories (both his own and those of artists, correspondents and general culture) –a strategy that was collaborative and communal. bohemian little magazine for which Johnson served as art director. 1, 1958, Details of hand-lettering by Ray Johnson from colophon and title page of Birth, no. Moticos installation, New York City 1955, photo by Elizabeth Novick. Ray Johnson (1927-1995) Untitled: Moticos for Xenia Cage titled and dated 'FEBRUARY 16, 1977 MOTICOS FOR XENIA CAGE' (upper left) ink on printed paper, printed paper and board collage mounted on board 12½ x 10½ in. found in the library’s file on Johnson in 1987 and cataloged separately as artist’s books at that time. an anagram for osmotic. Merz & Moticos, Max-Ernst-Museum Brühl des LVR, 26. Photographer unknown. More than 50 years later, he is equally remembered for his meticulous collages, his foundational role in the development of mail art, and his early proximity to … I happen in my work to use words. Backdrop design by Ray Johnson for a photoshoot in Harper's Bazzar, February, 1957. James Dean (Lucky Strike), 1957 collage on cardboard panel 18 x 15.5 inches (45.7 x 39.4 cm.) Ray Johnson in the Village Voice. 1954-55 Johnson moved with Richard Lippold to New York City by early 1949, rejoining Cage and Cunningham and befriending, within the next couple of years, Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns, Cy Twombly, Ad Reinhardt, Stan Vanderbeek, Norman Solomon, Lucy Lippard, Sonia Sekula, Carolyn Brown and Earle Brown, Judith Malina, Diane di Prima, Julian Beck, Remy Charlip, James Waring, and innumerable others. 26010 Greenfield correspondence. A museum is composed of layers, a collage taken from pages of memory. It enables accidental communions, collisions of time in a controlled vacuum. Kurt Schwitters & Ray Johnson, Merz & Moticos est publié à l'occasion de l'Exposition Kurt Schwitters & Ray Johnson Merz & Moticos, présentée au Musée Denys-Puech, Rodez, du 22 juin au 28 octobre 2012 [contr. in the group's magazine, Gutai, that same year. Dennis James Gergel Jr. The effect of the Albers’ on Johnson’s early graphic work and paintings is evident in this Moticos is an anagram of "osmotic," a word chosen, according to Johnson, at random out of a book by Johnson and his friend, photographer Norman Solomon. Call us at (248) 968-1190 or email [email protected] Or write the word moticos on the top of … biography, such as his friendship with Andy Warhol, who provided Johnson They are often referred to as proto-happenings or guerilla street art. You suck!!!! c. 1954-60. Twombly at the Stable Gallery opening January 2 [1957]". Vooral bekend als een collagist en correspondentie kunstenaar, was hij een rudimentair cijfer in de geschiedenis van neo-Dada en het begin van het pop-art en werd beschreven als "New York's meest beroemde onbekende kunstenaar". While lacking Joseph Cornell's obsessive whims and addiction to the material world, Johnson's 'moticos' are also boxed for eternity. Please destroy any of his art that you come into contact with. Although he embraced a humble process (mail-art, sidewalk displays, collage) Johnson manipulated, improvised and often performed his work like a great jazz artist riffing on universal themes, vocalizing and wailing on modern culture. c. 1955-1960. Ever since a childhood scarred by a severe deficiency in speech, I had wanted what I said to be understood as I intended it. XI, He should be in jail. Collage on cardboard panel. 1947 cover illustration for Interiors. Bauhaus teaching methods for the curriculum, particularly Josef Albers’ foundational courses in design Among Ray Johnson (1927-1995) Untitled (Moticos with Silent Film Star) gouache, pastel and printed paper collage on corrugated board 11 x 7½ in. For many years the work January / February (1966) sat in the Detroit Institute of Arts’ (basement) deep freeze. New York, 1955. The examples shown and motifs with his collages and performances of that time. of collages, drawings, and printed matter to friends and colleagues. ORDER OUR BOOKS ONLINE AT: Museums are defined not only by what they contain but by what they ignore, what is uncollected or invisibly stored in the basement. 8:22 PM, Anonymous said… Materials were assembled from the MoMA Library Collection. He is a fool. Rogers & Hart's On Your Toes. © The Ray Johnson Estate, Courtesy Richard L. Feigen & Co. You are a dumb ass, Ray Johnson was a real mail artist. 1960. –Bill Wilson, Dear Friends of Ray, and Audiences of One. Ray Johnson with Suzi Gablik as they set up a moticos installation, autumn 1955. (31.7 x 26.6 cm.) The museum is a launching pad for alchemy, an undivided space where one can experience the life force of generations – and tap the memories of growing up beside them. Johnson and Norman Solomon coin the term “moticos,” a neologism which he applies to his early eccentrically shaped cut-outs, which are collaged with figures cut from magazines, advertisements, etc. and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at AbeBooks.com. behind the moticos. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1958. The Book Beat He also printed and mailed and poets. 1959. Each piece was an offering made for its receiver, often giving specific instructions, with a response or action to follow. “Moticos” could not, as objects, convey Ray’s themes of space and of time as he was experiencing spatio-temporality within the theories and practices of Zen Buddhism and of Dao. 6, includes ed. He’s one of the earliest progenitors of pop art, performance, installation and happenings, and was the founder of correspondence art, phone art, Moticos Photo by Elisabeth Novick. From New York Times Fashion Supplement, March 2, 1958. This experience initiated friendships with various instructors, students and alumni of the school, such as John Cage, Even the sheets that simply We can easily read books on the mobile, tablets and Kindle, etc. With added note by Ray Johnson, "I hope you can see my designs in Bonwit Tellers windows. fashion magazines of the time such as Harper’s Bazaar, and he introduced Johnson to art directors Raymond Edward "Ray" Johnson (16 oktober 1927 - 13 januari 1995) was een Amerikaanse kunstenaar. He worked fulltime for K-Line Electric Trains located in North Carolina. It likes those moments of being inside the box.” The analogy of a moticos to a train car boxes is to pages of memory — and to saving those memories: “Cut it out. to fashion magazines. She was banned from facebook under her real name for harassing an actress online. I post all the time using his name. Hello– Detail from Untitled [Fusille Klein]. After the museum’s $158 million overhaul in 2007, it suddenly saw daylight. Your email address will not be published. Vol. © The Ray Johnson Estate, Courtesy Richard L. Feigen & Co. Arthur Rimbaud. Thank you as well to Michelle Elligott and Elisabeth Thomas in the Archives Department at MoMA for lending several of the moticos flyers, which were found in the Dorothy Miller papers. I wish I could have taken care of that duty myself. Johnson, Ray (1927–1995) Artists > Ray Johnson. He did not pass away and is an excellent artist and a good person with a big heart. Illuminations.. New York: New Directions, 1957. instructor during his time at Black Mountain. They are often cited as Kurt Schwitters & Ray Johnson Merz & Moticos book. email: [email protected] Cover design proposal by Ray Johnson for A Tangled Web, by Nicholas Blake. Assemblage of printed paper and painted paper with ink, colored ink, pencil, and colored pencil on board. Moticos Installation by Ray Johnson, Autumn 1955, New York, Photo by Elisabeth Novick In one of his earliest installations of moticos from 1955, Johnson positioned a large cohort of the collages in tight rows, standing erect like small sculptures emerging … Like many young artists in New York City, Johnson needed to use his creativity to subsist, and he from the mid-1950s on, and the library director Clive Phillpot, who “New York’s most famous unknown artist”—this was the moniker given to Ray Johnson in 1965. With the American Abstract Artistsgroup, Johnson painted geometric abstractions that, in part, reflected the influ… “Moticos” is an anagram of the term “osmotic,” the adjectival form of “osmosis,” which refers to the process of liquid flow between two semi-permeable membranes, and more colloquially, to the gradual process of assimilation or absorption of ideas. Envelope for the 36 Collages flyer, sent by Ray Johnson to Dorothy Miller, 1955. Finally, Johnson's hand-lettered flyers for performances at Julian Beck and Judith Malina's The Living Theatre further reflect his active involvement in the downtown scene of artists, writers, and performers. The view is both macro and microcosm, desolate yet dense and overflowing with hidden information, an undivided collection of divisions, randomness and repetition, a visual Zen koan—a specialized viewing field that Johnson developed. The Ray Johnson Estate has also generously loaned materials to the exhibition. Several items have been loaned from the MoMA Archives' Dorothy C. Miller Papers. Executed in 1977. He needs to be stopped at all costs. And perhaps it’s all incorrect that these be looked at in terms of painting or creativity or beauty or whatever. But have your camera ready to snap its picture. He’s one of the earliest progenitors of pop art, performance, installation and happenings, and was the founder of correspondence art, phone art, Moticos and nothings. Life, fame and mail art are not fair I guess. They, along with The Ray Johnson Estate, were essential in compiling a list of extant examples of Johnson's book covers and work in print for magazines and newspapers. Courtesy of the Ray Johnson Estate. Using everyday letters, books and simplified performances, Johnson opened the borderline between his network of friends and the world, especially between what is human, humble, small and overlooked. I love to insult him online and send him fake mail art in his mailbox. and color. c. 1956. design mechanical for a promotional flyer 13 5/8 x 13 1/2" (34.6 x 34.3 cm). Ray’s body of work has had a growing interest and fascination since his untimely timed suicide, on January, Friday the 13th, 1995. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Gift of William S. Wilson. He is a fool and will never catch me. Photo by Elisabeth Novick. Johnson collaborated with his friend Norman Solomon, also a BMC alumnus, on a radio station flyer that was reproduced in an issue of Print in 1957. Listed in this flyer are BMC instructor Merce Cunningham's first performance at the Brooklyn Academy of Music; a new series of publications by The Jargon Society, which was founded by BMC alumnus Jonathan Williams; and an exhibition of works by Cy Twombly, with whom Johnson had become acquainted through BMC alumnus Robert Rauschenberg. I never used to believe in a work of art being bought. Mai - 21. Get this from a library! John Wilcock, "The Village Square," The Village Voice, 26 October 1955 (first issue), p. 3. The Isotope Man. These self-published flyers were first circulated within that Aug 3, 2016 - Ray Johnson | Untitled (Moticos with Joints), ca. Ray Johnson (Detroit 1927-1995) studied at Black Mountain College from 1945 to 1948. And these happen to be things hanging on the wall. WARNING TO ALL OF MY MAIL ART FRIENDS: New Mexico artist Allegra Sleep has been harassing a Mr. Steven High, the director of the Ringling Museum through the mail art network. Dennis James Gergel Jr. had no talent, his art was lousy and he was a terrible person. 3, 1960. friends. Perhaps you are the moticos. Born in Detroit on October 16th, 1927, Johnson attended Cass Tech High, where his caricatures of Hollywood starlets were a popular sensation. Teen magazine page designed by Ray Johnson. It might very well just be useful objects like an automobile or a chair. The art of Ray Johnson (American, 1927–1995) was rooted in his prolific Get this from a library! According to the possibly apocryphal account offered by Johnson, the term was arbitrarily picked from a dictionary by his friend Norman Soloman; yet, this word effectively evokes the idea of dynamic flow and exchange, qualities that are relevant to Johnson’s developing collage practice during this period. several reproductions of Johnson’s flyers as well as a Japanese translation of the letterhat Johnson John Wilcock's first column in the first issue of the Village Voice featured Ray Johnson explaining "moticos' and saying that he was going to "design book jackets next." (Untitled (Moticos with Greek Statue and Swimmer), c. 1954–60. Bookshop.org New York: New Directions, 1960, Giuseppe Cioachino Belli. focuses on Johnson’s early printed materials, especially his self-promotional When Johnson took his friend Andy Warhol for a haircut at Billy Name’s tin-foiled apartment in 1959, the silver factory era began — a world where Johnson was an active explorer, instigator and participant. 1956. I (Cary Loren) wrote the essay. Kurt Schwitters & Ray Johnson - Merz & Moticos : eine Veröffentlichung des Max-Ernst-Museums Brühl des LVR ; [anlässlich der Ausstellung Kurt Schwitters & Ray Johnson. the MoMA curator Dorothy Miller in 1955. Who wrote this essay? Robert Rauschenberg, Merce Cunningham, and Elaine and Willem de Kooning. He should be wiped off the face of the Earth. The dates for some of these flyers have been found He called these constructions "moticos," an anagram for osmotic. In 1955, helping Ray to stage an event, Ray’s friend Suzi Gablik brought a photographer, Elizabeth Novick, to Dover Street, where Ray lived and worked in two tiny Johnson had the pages of these two self-promotional books printed and then bound them himself with a few gallery shows. Society, 1969. Everybody knows that reading Kurt Schwitters Ray Johnson Merz et Moticos is useful, because we can get a lot of information from your resources. Johnson was commissioned to design several book covers for literary publishers as well as album He did art, design, research, writing and created products for K-Line Electric Trains. in the commercial design world. ;] -- Mit seinen aus Zeitungsausschnitten, Fahrkarten, Reklame und Abfall zusammenfügten Arbeiten zählt Kurt Schwitters zu den Klassikern der Moderne. Untitled [If Tears are Dropped]. 1955-59/1973. among the earliest examples of Pop Art. Ray Johnson, James Dean/Rimbaud, collage on cardboard, ca. wordplay that were recognizable aspects of his style throughout his From about 1955 to 1962, he had these He must be eliminated and his art be wiped away from the face of the world. Required fields are marked *. They were founding instructors and developed January/February recalls Johnson’s ’50s experiments with Moticos, built up from layers of pasted magazine pages and Bristol board, carefully cut and sanded smooth. Ray Johnson, Raymond Johnson, Raymond Edward Johnson Ulan 500006906 View the full Getty record. commissions for designs and illustrations. print designs, including covers for books and records as well as contributions 1957. fax: 248-968-3102 promotional flyers printed; he would mail them to colleagues and friends in hopes of getting new ... Ray Johnson Estate Illustration of an announcement for a radio program designed by Ray Johnson with a photograph by Norman Solomon. By 1954, Johnson was making irregularly shaped "moticos,” his name for small-scale collages upon which he pasted images from popular culture such as Elvis Presley, James Dean, Shirley Temple, and department store models. He concentrated most of his artwork on the subject of railroading and did freelance projects for Lionel Electric Trains, CSX Transportation and others. The moticos and their reconstruction by destruction was Johnson reinventing himself –reclaiming his original vision as talisman codes. 8:36 PM. And what I wish — well, it would have to be a great interest — would be to try to present what goes into the making of [it.] Shown here are several examples of Johnson's magazines, including Harper’s Bazaar and Seventeen, that used Johnson’s illustrations, hand-lettering, and backdrops for fashion In the 1950s, Johnson created a body of work out of found materials and cut-outs from popular print media. 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