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UNTITLED NEW YORK CORRESPONDANCE (SIC) SCHOOL MAILING New York: s.p., April 30 1968 

£595.00

10.5 x 24.2cm recycled “Time Magazine” envelope content of two typical Johnson mail art items – an appropriated, torn 10 x 22.4cm Skull and Keys b/w letterhead with overwritten text “Send to Karl Wirsumg” by Johnson and drawn rabbit logo. The officer’s name in the Society has been replaced by judicious tearing and rubber stamping by “Ray Johnsong”. Additional is a torn and modified Museum of Modern Art compliments slip – with a hand cut-out artist’s palette shape and drawn rabbit. The letterhead has been overprinted with the title “Santa’s Dandruff” and has Johnson’s mailing address and signature. The bunny is stamped: “This is not a bunny”. A mailed, stamped example of Johnson’s humour – the envelope not only has the Roosevelt stamp arranged deliberately so that the dead president is peering at the addresee’s name (“Phil Weidman”) but the date and time of the next New York Correspondance (sic) School meeting is scrawled on the cover.

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