"The most famous unknown artist in New York" - this is how Grace Glueck, a New York Times reporter, characterized Ray Johnson
after his collage exhibition in 1965. He was called the father of mail art, one of the first performance artists, a precursor
Pop Art, and he is rarely absent from studies of fluxus. His connections extend beyond even these movements through his global
postal performance, the New York Correspondence School.
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