Ray Johnson’s History of Yoko Ono, Double-Sided Handout on Thick Glossy Paper with Rubber Stamp and possibly hand-drawn, c. 1975.
Size: 8.25 x 7.75 inches.
The pioneering performance, collage and mail artist Ray Johnson (1927-95) was a ubiquitous presence in the 1970s always handing out drawings and photocopies with mysterious messages and events. No mere eccentric, Johnson’s impeccable avant-garde credentials included attending the legendary Black Mountain College in its heyday in the 1950s. Today Johnson’s idiosyncratic handouts are widely appreciated and collected. Ray Johnson’s performance, History of Yoko Ono and John, took place in February 1975 at the New York Institute of Technology in Old Westbury, New York.