Collage of green carpet, halftone print in black ink, and painted paper board, with opaque white watercolor and pen and black, on a painted board, wrapped in plastic
Signed and dated lower right, in graphite: “Ray Johnson 1989”
49.4 × 32 cm (19 1/2 × 12 5/8 in.)
Gift of Nancy Newman and Paul Newman in memory of Toby R. Spiselman
Extended information about this artwork
Southampton, NY, Parrish Art Museum, “Face Value: American Portraits,” July 16–Sept. 3, 1995, cat. 32; also Columbus, Ohio, Wexner Center for the Arts, Feb. 3–Apr. 21, 1996 and Tampa, Fla., Tampa Museum of Art, July 14–Sept. 8, 1996.
Columbus, Ohio, Wexner Center for the Arts, “Ray Johnson: Correspondences,” Sept. 17–Dec. 31, 2000.
Given by the artist to Toby Spiselman (1934–2018), New York; by descent to Nancy Newman, New York and Paul Newman, Atlanta; given to the Art Institute of Chicago, 2019.
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