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Ray Johnson  1927-1995, US

Rank (2014): 1204 – 

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Male
Mail Art
Fluxus, Conceptual Art



to top Most exhibitions in:

Country
USA 73
Germany 17
United Kingdom 8
Canada 6
France 5




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Artist Rank
Andy Warhol  1 28
Claes Oldenburg  79 22
Robert Rauschenberg  12 21
Joseph Cornell  1162 18
John Cage  95 18




to top Most exhibitions held at:

Institution
  Manny Silverman Gallery, USA 5
  Kinz + Tillou, USA 5
  The Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Canada 4
  Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, USA 4
  MoMA PS1, USA 3



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1927 Born in Detroit, MI (US)


13.1.1995 Died in New York, NY (US)

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Public exhibitions (Selection) 124  Please report missing Information



to top Solo shows   21


2012
   Ray Johnson - I like funny stories | Sammlung Maria und Walter Schnepel - Weserburg | Museum für moderne Kunst, Bremen

2011
   Ray Johnson - Aurel Scheibler / ScheiblerMitte, Berlin
   Tables of Contents: Ray Johnson Bob Box Archive - Arcadia University Art Gallery , Glenside, PA

2010
   Dear Max, Dear Ray, Dear Vince - Andrew Roth Gallery, New York City, NY

2009
Description and image  Ray Johnson. Please Add to & Return - Museu d´Art Contemporani de Barcelona - MACBA, Barcelona
Description and image  Ray Johnson. Please Add to & Return - Raven Row, London (England)

2006
   Ray Johnson - En Rapport - Kinz + Tillou, New York City, NY

2004
   Ray Johnson - How to Draw a Bunny - Gimpel Fils, London (England)
   Ray Johnson - Manny Silverman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2003
   The name of the game : Ray Johnson's postal performance - Museum het Domein, Sittard
Description  Apex. Kooperation “Curatorial Programme” - Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel
   The name of the game - Ray Johnson's postal performance - Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel
   The name of the game - Ray Johnson's postal performance - The Museum of Contemporary Art Oslo, Oslo

2002
   Ray Johnson - Kinz + Tillou, New York City, NY

2001
   Mind Games: Ray Johnson's Art of Ideas - Kinz + Tillou, New York City, NY

2000
   Ray Johnson 1927 - 1995 - Gimpel Fils, London (England)
   Ray Johnson - Manny Silverman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1999
   Ray Johnson - The New York Correspondance School - The Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC
Description  How sad I am today... Ray Johnson and the New York Correspondence School - The Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC
   Ray Johnson - Kinz + Tillou, New York City, NY

1991
   More Works by Ray Johnson, 1951 – 1991 - Galleries at Moore College of Art & Design, Philadelphia, PA

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2014
   Reliable Tension, or: How to Win a Conversation About Jasper Johns - 32 Edgewood Avenue Gallery - Yale University School of Art, New Haven, CT
Description  Remix: Selections from the International Collage Center - Bates College Museum of Arts, Lewiston, ME

2013
   Ruhe-Störung - Streifzüge durch die Welten der Collage - MARTa Herford, Herford
   B.A.B.E - The Best Artists Books and Editors - Immanence, espace d'art contemporain, Paris
Description  Return to Sender: Ray Johnson, Robert Warner and the New York Correspondence School - Krannert Art Museum, Champaign, IL
   Adventures of truth - Painting and philosophy - Fondation Maeght, Saint-Paul
   ± I96I - La expansión de las artes - Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid
   Glam! The Performance Of Style - Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt/Main
   Traditori del segno - Galleria Blu, Milan
   American Collage - Gerald Peters Gallery - New York, New York City, NY
   Correspondences - Espace Louis Vuitton Paris, Paris
   Banners - Galerie Gmurzynska - Zürich, Zurich

2012
   From Surrealism to Pop: the Aesthetics of Collage - Hollis Taggart Galleries, New York City, NY
   B-Out - Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York City, NY
   Merz & Moticos - Musée des beaux-arts Denys-Puech, Rodez
   On The Road To Fluxus - Galerie Schüppenhauer, Cologne
   On The Road To Fluxus - Die Kunstagentin, Cologne
   The Persistence of Pollock - Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center, East Hampton, NY
   The Artists’ Postcard Show - Spike Island, Bristol (England)
   Tables of Content: Ray Johnson and Robert Warner Bob Box Archive - Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive BAM/PFA, Berkeley, CA
   John Cage - A Centennial Celebration With Friends - Carl Solway Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
   You Call This Art - Florida Gulf Coast University Art Gallery, Fort Myers, FL

2011
   The Feeling of Things - FRAC - Ile-de-France Le Plateau, Paris
   Signed, Sealed, Delivered - Zach Feuer Gallery (LFL), New York City, NY
   Happy Holidays! Drawings! - Alex Zachary Peter Currie, New York City, NY
   From Trash To Treasure - Vom Wert des Wertlosen in der Kunst - Kunsthalle zu Kiel, Kiel
   Ripped: The Allure of Collage - Heckscher Museum of Art, Huntington, NY
   Head Case - curated by Laurel Farrin - Lesley Heller Workspace, New York City, NY
   Epilogues: It Started with a Car Crash - IMT Gallery, London (England)
   Ray's A Laugh - Half Gallery, New York City, NY
   Kurt Schwitters & Ray Johnson - Merz & Moticos - Max Ernst Museum, Brühl
   Compass - Drawings from the Museum of Modern Art New York - Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin
   Pasted Papers: The Art of Collage - MFAH - Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Houston, TX

2010
   Trickster makes this world - Nam June Paik Art Center, Yongin-si
Description and image  THE LIFE OF THE OBJECT - Eli Ridgway Gallery, San Francisco, CA
   Die Bilder tun was mit mir… - Museum Frieder Burda, Baden-Baden
   S.M.S.: An Archive of the 60s - UAM - University Art Museum, Long Beach, CA
   Holy shit (yelled John upon noticing the delicate colours of the sunset) - PSM Gallery, Berlin
   Rid It Up and Start Again - Artists Space, New York City, NY

2009
Description and image  MOCA´s First Thirty Years - MOCA Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA
   Groupings - Manny Silverman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
   Metamorphosis Victorianus - Modern Collage, Victorian Engravings & Nostalgia - Ubu Gallery, New York City, NY
Description  1969 - MoMA PS1, New York City, NY
   Intense - Russell Bowman Art Advisory, Chicago, IL
   COLLAGE, LONDON/NEW YORK - Fred [London] Ltd., London (England)
   Compass in Hand: Selections from The Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection - MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY
   Made in America - Manny Silverman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2008
   The Piece Process - Anonymous Gallery, New York City, NY
   Other People: Portraits From Grunwald And Hammer Collections - Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
   Paper, Scissors, Stone - Galerie Nordenhake - Stockholm, Stockholm
   1968/2008 - The Culture of Collage - Pavel Zoubok Gallery, New York City, NY
   Art Metropole: The Top 100 - MSVU Art Gallery, Halifax, NS

2007
   Collage - Russell Bowman Art Advisory, Chicago, IL
   Pop Art! 1956-1968 - Scuderie del Quirinale, Rome
   Oh Girl, It's a Boy! - Kunstverein München, Munich
   Jackson - Contemporary Art Galleies - UConn School of Fine Arts, Storrs, CT
   microwave, five - Josee Bienvenu Gallery, New York City, NY
   "REALLIFE 1979-1990" - Artists Space, New York City, NY
   The Monochromatic Field - Works From The Collection - The Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2006
   A Century of Collage - Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR
   Twice Drawn - The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
   Black Mountain College - Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
   Subterranean Monuments - The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY
   Good Vibrations - Le arti visive e il Rock - SMS Contemporanea, ex Palazzo Delle Papesse, Siena
Description and image  Parallel Visions II - Outsider and Insider Art Today - Galerie St. Etienne, New York City, NY
   Rock Paper Scissors: American Collage Now - Fleisher/Ollman Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
   Starting at Zero - Black Mountain College 1933-57 - Kettle's Yard, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire (England)

2005
   Works on Paper - Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
   Looking at Words - Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York City, NY
   Shayne Ehman, Al Neil & Ray Johnson - - Blanket Gallery, Vancouver, BC (closed, 2012)
   Carry On - Kinz + Tillou, New York City, NY
   Pop Spelled Backwards is Pop - Steven Wolf Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA
   Fluxus und Freunde - Kunstmuseum Kloster unserer lieben Frauen Magdeburg, Magdeburg
   (my private) Heroes - MARTa Herford, Herford
Description and image  Greater New York 2005 - MoMA PS1, New York City, NY

2004
Description  Max's Kansas City - Kunsthallen Nikolaj, Copenhagen
   Marilyn - From Anastasi to Weegee - Sean Kelly Gallery, New York City, NY
Description and image  "The Big Nothing" - ICA - Institute of Contemporary Art - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
   Collage - Bloomberg Space, London (England)

2003
Description and image  "Game over" - Andreas Grimm - München, Munich
   Living with Duchamp - The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
   Critical Mass: Happenings, Fluxus, Performance, Intermedia and Rutgers University - Mead Art Museum, Amherst, MA

2002
Description  Something Anything - Matthew Marks Gallery - 522 West 22th Street, New York City, NY
   Three Approaches to Collage - Manny Silverman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2001
   The Passions: From Brueghel To Viola - James Cohan Gallery - New York, New York City, NY
Description  Recent Acquisitions to the Collection - The Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC

1999
   Petits Formats - Yoshii Gallery, New York City, NY

1998
   The '60s in the Seventies - Ubu Gallery, New York City, NY

1997
   Écart, Genève - 1969-1982, L'irrésolution commune d'un engagement équivoque - Mamco - musée d´art moderne et contemporain, Geneva
   Candy Darling, Always a Lady: Devotional Icons and Memorabilia - Feature Inc, New York City, NY

1996
   Tangles - Ben Maltz Gallery at Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA
   Hall Of Mirrors: Art And Film Since 1945 - The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, Los Angeles, CA

1995
   Elvis + Marilyn: 2 X Immortal - Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, TX

1992
   FluxAttitudes - New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York City, NY
   Arte Pop - Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid

1991
   Word As Image: American Art 1960–1990 - Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, TX

1990
   XLIV. Esposizione Biennale Internazionale d'Arte della Città di Venezia - La Biennale di Venezia, Venice

1989
   Arbeit mit Papier - Galerie Eugen Lendl, Graz

1982
   The Americans: The Collage - Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, TX

1981
   New York/New Wave - MoMA PS1, New York City, NY

1971
   Highlights of the 1970-71 Art Season - The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT
   Art After Art - The Renaissance Society at The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

1959
   Out of the Ordinary - Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, TX

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United Kingdom

 Gimpel Fils, London (England)

USA

 Richard L. Feigen & Co, New York City, NY
 Kinz + Tillou, New York City, NY
 Gracie Mansion Gallery, New York City, NY
 Steven Wolf Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA

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Canada

 The Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC

Germany

 Museum Frieder Burda, Baden-Baden

USA

 MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY
 Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City, NY

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