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Ray Johnson - Review by Thibaut de Ruyter in frieze d/e

When an artist achieves posthumous fame due to a documentary film, there’s the threat his biography will upstage his work. That might be the case for the American artist Ray Johnson, who was born in 1927, committed suicide on a Friday the 13th in 1995 and was immortalized in James Walters’s film How To Draw a Bunny (2002). In light of this fate, it was a special pleasure to see an ensemble of Johnson’s works in this small, museum-quality exhibition.