Lightworks Magazine, Number 22 : The Ray Johnson Issue
Burch, Charlton, ed.
Bloomfield Hills, MI: Lightworks, 2000. Perfect-bound in pictorial wraps, 11 x 8-1/2 in. 96pp. Heavily illustrated throughout in black-and-white. With audio CD in plastic sleeve mounted to p. 69. Light wear at heel of spine. Short closed snag to fore-edge of rear cover. Else as new.
Final issue of the long-running art- and avant-garde-focused Lightworks Magazine, dedicated solely to the life and work of American collage and correspondence artist Ray Johnson (1927-1995). With contributions from Alison Knowles, Dick Higgins, Geoffrey Hendricks, Charlton Burch, Clive Phillpot, Coco Gordon, and many others. As Burch writes in his introductory letter: "This is not the document of Ray Johnson wall art. It's not about his famous collages or what remains in museums and for sale in galleries. It's an issue about the "atmosphere" of Ray Johnson—the element, the ambient specifics of who he was and what he did. Years in the making, it's an homage to the Ray Johnson who made communication, letterwriting and otherwise unlikely creative gestures his art. It's about Ray's correspondences seen and not seen, sent or otherwise, and his notions of the world that he caused to flow between islands of friends, acquaintances and strangers."