Ray Johnson. Ceci N’est Pas Une Stilt. NY, 1968.
Poster announcing a “stilt walk” meeting of the New York Correspondence Society in Central Park on October 26th, 1968. According to David Bourdon (“Cosmic Ray,” Art in America, October 1995), “Dozens of [Johnson’s] friends and fans turned up to try their skill at walking about on children’s stilts that had been provided by the city’s parks department.” The drawing, which suggests a postcard, is dated October 19 1968 and purports to invite Rene Magritte and his wife to attend the stilt walk.
more details here. from today’s new arrivals. catalogued by sam. Ray Johnson is the patron saint of sudden cold spells, freezing cataloguers and space heaters everywhere.