Ray Johnson and William S. Wilson: Frog Pond Splash: Collages by Ray Johnson with Texts by William S. Wilson

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5.4 X 7.2 X 0.5 inches | 0.5 pounds

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Presents a selection of Johnson's collage works across four decades, placing them alongside excerpts of [poet William S.] Wilson's writings on Johnson [..] the handsomely bound volume furnishes an understanding of the deep artistic rapport that the pair sustained over more than 40 years of friendship--Tausif Noor "Frieze"
[William S. Willson's] analytical intellect found unforeseen but welcome trial in [Ray] Johnson's synaptic leaps.--Barry Schwabsky "Tourniquet Review"
The artist Ray Johnson (1927-1995) and the writer William S. Wilson (1932-2016) were decades-long friends -- soul mates really is the word -- and comparably skilled acrobats of images and words. This lovely little book pairs well-known collages by Johnson, the inventor of Mail Art, with little known writing on him by Wilson, and it's a serious pleasure, just the thing to light up a dark-early, late-year night.--Holland Cotter "New York Times"
Texts by Wilson and collage works by Johnson assemble juxtapositions and counterparts that do not explicate or illustrate; rather, they form a loose collage-like letter of works and writings that invite the reader to put the pieces together, to respond, and to add and return to the way both men required of their correspondents and each other.--Elizabeth Zuba "Lit Hub"