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Tuesday, December 19, 2006

For Art's Sake

He's considered to be the most famous unknown artist. But Feigen Contemporary gallery is trying change that with the exhibit "Ray Johnson: En Rapport." Johnson, who committed suicide in 1995, was an artist's artist, someone who was a vessel out of which issued countless collages, performances, and letters. These reproductions do not convey the detail, layers, craftsmanship, or interconnecting ideas that each work projects. In addition to the collages, the gallery screens the documentary about Johnson, called "How to Draw a Bunny." After seeing the exhibit, I rented the film, which in tandem with the show, gives a true sense of this artist who lived and died for the sake of art. (Images via Feigen Contemporary)