Frieze x Ray Johnson Estate

International artists including Martin Roth, Paulo Bruscky and Kapwani Kiwanga respond to Ray Johnson's “New York Correspondence School”

 

This year Frieze New York is collaborating with the Ray Johnson Estate to continue the "New York Correspondence School" – an ongoing mail art project founded by Ray Johnson with past participants including Andy Warhol, Ed Ruscha, Lynda Benglis and many more.

Image: Ray Johnson and Scott Myles, 2019 © Ray Johnson Estate © Scott Myles

Image: Ray Johnson and Scott Myles, 2019
© Ray Johnson Estate © Scott Myles
 

Frieze have redistributed one of Ray Johnson’s original ‘Add to and Return’ templates to their participating galleries. More than 50 artists have responded to the project so far, as well as students from NYU and members of the ‘Frieze Teens’ education program.

 

View many more contributions to the projectby contemporary artists including Paulo Bruscky, Hugh Hanley, Susan Hefuna, Scott Myles, Kapwani Kiwanga, Michelle Oka Doner, Matthew Ronay and Martin Roth, among many others and @FriezeArtFair and #FriezeNY on Instagram.

 

Image: Ray Johnson and Martin Roth, 2019 © Ray Johnson Estate © Matthew Roth

Image: Ray Johnson and Martin Roth, 2019
© Ray Johnson Estate © Matthew Roth

 

The project can also be viewed in the windows of 80WSE gallery - on Broadway at East 10th street Windows - from March 14 to May 5, 2019; and at Frieze New York in Randall's Island Park from May 2–5, 2019.

Image: Ray Johnson and Hugh Hayden, 2019 © Ray Johnson Estate © Hugh Hayden

Image: Ray Johnson and Hugh Hayden, 2019
© Ray Johnson Estate © Hugh Hayden

Image: Ray Johnson and Kapwani Kiwanga, 2019 © Ray Johnson Estate © Kapwani Kiwanga

Image: Ray Johnson and Kapwani Kiwanga, 2019
© Ray Johnson Estate © Kapwani Kiwanga

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