Ray Johnson at David Zwirner
10 April 2021
Ray Johnson at David Zwirner 1
Ray Johnson, Untitled (Cupid with Ad Reinhardt) (1974). © Ray Johnson Estate. Courtesy the Ray Johnson Estate.
Ray Johnson at David Zwirner 2
Ray Johnson, Untitled (Max Ern with Elephants and Swans) (1982/1994). © Ray Johnson Estate. Courtesy the Ray Johnson Estate ⁠⁠
Ray Johnson at David Zwirner 3
Ray Johnson, David Bourdon (1971). © Ray Johnson Estate. Courtesy the Ray Johnson Estate.

Timeless and wonderfully wry, Ray Johnson's Neo-Dada collages are the subject of WHAT A DUMP, a solo exhibition running until 22 May at David Zwirner's West 19th Street location. ⁠⁠

Immersed in the artistic community of 1950s New York, Johnson's collages, or 'moticos', of magazines, photography, and doodles are saturated with gay icons of the 20th century.

These collages reflect the ethos of his New York Correspondence School, which gave rise to the Fluxus movement of the 1960s. ⁠⁠


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