The Paper Snake

Ray
Johnson

$150

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Johnson
Ray
The Paper Snake
Illustrated throughout. Unpaginated, [50] pp
Oblong 4to
New York
Something Else Press
1965
First edition, first printing, hardback issue. One of 1840 copies printed
Pictorial boards. Fine in very good plus dust jacket (two small nicks from bottom edge of jacket)
310697
$150

Key early compendium of the mail art of the New York Correspondence School of Art and the work of ay Johnson, one of the paradoxical figures of the New York art scene. WIlliam S. Willson observes “All art represents reality, there is no non-representational art. It just depends on what the artist thinks is reali, and what he can prove to be real. For Ray Johnson reality is in coincidental resemblances.”