Art History & Visual Studies

SA/VS' professor's article analyzes portrait by Ray Johnson

By Hayden Gooding, UKNow

Using several forms of art world communication — commercial, bureaucratic and interpersonal — influential pop artist and pioneering correspondence artist Ray Johnson created a portrait of noted curator and photography collector Samuel J. Wagstaff that emphasized identity as dependent on one’s position in their social network. Many have previously noted the networked character of Johnson’s mail art practice, but few have explored its connection to contemporary network theory and none have examined any correlation with portraiture of the period. 

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