Ray Johnson: The Paper Snake


Johnson, Ray

Publisher Siglio

ISBN 9781938221033

Idea Code 14529


Long out of print and unavailable to wider audiences, 'The Paper Snake' is an essential work in Ray Johnson’s oeuvre and the second title published by Dick Higgins’ Something Else Press, in 1965. Johnson describes the book as "all my writings, rubbings, plays, things that I had mailed to [Higgins] or brought to him in cardboard boxes or shoved under his door, or left in his sink, or whatever, over a period of years." A collection of letters, little plays, tid-bits, collages and drawings, 'The Paper Snake' connects disparate elements to unbed fixed relationships and forges new systems of meaning by means of scissors, paste and the American postal system.

48 p, ills colour, 27 x 22 cm, hb, English


$38.85