On Jan. 13, 2015, it will be 20 years since he was seen diving from the Sag Harbor bridge and backstroking out to sea — a reasonable time to take stock
Ray Johnson’s self-portrait with works by Ed Ruscha, a collage dated “1975-81-86-87‚” demonstrates many of the artist’s strategies and methods and is on view in New York City. Ray Johnson Estate, Richard L. Feigen & Co.
Ray Johnson’s “Untitled (Jasper Johns, James Dean With Coca-Cola),” a collage mounted on cardboard, is from around 1991 to 1994. Ray Johnson Estate, Richard L. Feigen & Co.
Examples of Johnson’s mail art sent to The Star over the years. East Hampton Star Archives

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