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From BMC to NYC

The Tutelary Years of Ray Johnson 1943-1967

This catalogue accompanied an exhibition of the same name at the Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center from February 19 to June 12, 2010. The exhibition was curated by Sebastian Matthews.

The catalogue includes the following essays:

"Message(s) in a Bottle: Notes of an Unlikely Curator" by Sebastian Matthews

"My Ray: A Personal Recollection" by Arthur Secunda

"How to Make an Artist: The Teaching of Josef Albers and Ray Johnson's Work" by Julie J. Thomson

"Code Word: Ray" by Kate Erin Dempsey

"Ray Johnson Aboveboard" by William S. Wilson

Matthews, Sebastian, et al. From BMC to NYC: The Tuelary Years of Ray Johnson, 1943-1967. Asheville, NC: Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center, 2010.