A special issue of Black Mountain College Studies dedicated to Ray Johnson's The Paper Snake, following the exhibition Something Else Entirely at the Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center. It should be noted that Ray Johnson and Dick Higgins: Reciprocities, is the last written publication by William S. "Bill" Wilson, the acclaimed writer and Ray Johnson's unwavering champion.
"(Untitled): The Life and Work of the Artist Ray Johnson." The Believer, Summer 2015.
Photograph of the inside of Ray Johnson’s house, January 1995. © The Ray Johnson Estate, Courtesy Richard L. Feigen & Co.
Gillian Pistell, "Ray Johnson: Artist as Archivist." Interventions Journal July 3, 2014
"The Art of Graphic Design: Lustig, Albers, Johnson, and the 1945 Summer Session," Journal of Black Mountain College Studies 6 (Summer 2014).
"From Art to Experience: The Porous Philosophy of Ray Johnson." Journal of Black Mountain College Studies 1, no.2 (2011).
"To Ray J, George Brecht Knows, George Brecht's Nose: The Development of Ray Johnson's and George Brecht's Participatory and Dialogic Practices." Journal of Black Mountain College Studies 1, no.2 (2011).
"Weaving Correspondence: Anni Albers and Ray Johnson." Journal of Black Mountain College Studies 1, no.2 (2011).
"Ray Johnson and the Road from Black Mountain College into - and Out of - New York." Journal of Black Mountain College Studies 1, no. 2 (2011).
"Yesterday's Mail: Selections from a treasure trove of mail art sent by legendary artist Ray Johnson to the optician/artist Robert Warner" and "Interview with Robert Warner by Tod Lippy," Esopus, Spring 2011.
Wilson, William S. "Retrospections on West 23rd Street." New York: Printed Matter, 2006.
William S. Wilson. "Ray Johnson and the Number 13." Blastitude 3 (2002).
Wallach, Amei. "Dear Friends of Ray, and Audiences of One." New York Times, February 28, 1999.
Bloch, Mark, Chuck Close, Jill Johnston, and Richard L. Feigen. "A Tribute to Ray Johnson." WBAI-FM, 1995.
Phillpot, Clive. "The Mailed Art of Ray Johnson." In Eternal Network: A Mail Art Anthology, edited by Chuck Welch, 24-32. Calgary, Alberta: University of Calgary Press, 1995.
Vogel, Carol. “Ray Johnson, 67 Pop Artist Known for His Work in Collage.” New York Times. January 19, 1995.
Trebay, Guy. “Backstroking into Oblivion: The Riddle of Ray Johnson’s Suicide.” Village Voice, January 31, 1995.
Held, John Jr. “Bunny Dead: The Mysterious Life and Death of Ray Johnson and the Rise of the New York Correspondence School of Art.” National Stampagraphic 13, no. 3, (Spring 1995):20-25.
Hurt, Harry III. “A Performance-Art Death.” New York Journal. March 6, 1995.
Ebony, David. "Ray Johnson, from The Paper Snake to Shelley Duvall," New Observations, "Bookworks,” 106 (May-June 1995).
Ray Johnson, standing, and Chuck Close, on the floor, in Close's studio on West Third Street, New York City, 1983.
David Bourdon, Robert Pincus-Witten, Nam June Paik, Chuck Close, Jill Johnston, and James Rosenquist. “Returned to Sender: Remembering Ray Johnson.” Artforum 33 (April 1995): 70-75, 106, 111-113.
“Notes to the World (or Bend, Fold, and Spindle).” Art in America 83 (October 1995): 100-105.
Glueck, Grace. "A Witty Master of the Deadpan Spoof," New York Times, February 19, 1984.
Friedman, Ken. "Mail Art History - The Fluxus Factor." Flue 4, no.3/4 (1984): 18-24.
Spodarek, Diane and Randy Delbeke. "Ray Johnson Interview." Detroit Artists Monthly 3 (February 1978): 3-9.
ffrench-frazier, Nina. “Ray Johnson.” Arts Magazine 52 (June 1978): 8.
Johnson, Ray. Interview by John Held, Jr. Mid-York Library System, Utica, New York. December 2, 1977.
Plunkett, Edward M., Lawrence Alloway, John Russell, Suzi Gablik, William S. Wilson, Henry Martin, Robert Pincus-Witten, Karen Shaw, Robert Rosenblum, Lucy R. Lippard, Tommy Mew, Toby R. Spiselman. "Send Letters, Postcards, Drawings, and Objects . . . " Art Journal XXXVI (Spring 1977): 233-241.
Campbell, Lawrence. "The Ray Johnson History of the Betty Parsons Gallery." Art News 72 (January 1973): 56-57.
Albright, Thomas. "New Art School: Correspondence." Rolling Stone, April, 1972.
Constable, Rosalind. “The Mailaway Art of Ray Johnson.” New York Magazine, March 2, 1970.
Andreae, Christopher. “Happy Membership”, Christian Science Monitor, July 14, 1969.
Oral history interview with Ray Johnson. Conducted by Sevim Feschi. 1968 Apr. 17. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
“The New York Correspondence School.” Artforum, 6 (October 1967): 50-55.
Wilson, William S. "Ray Johnson: NY Correspondance School." Art and Artists 1 (April 1966): 54-57.
Gablik, Suzi. “700 Collages by Ray Johnson.” Location 1 (Summer 1964) edited by Thomas B. Hess and Harold Rosenberg, 55-58.