[Jandek] Coincidence? of course it is... but fitting

Hoke Greiner bustelo3 at charter.net
Mon Sep 19 12:57:35 PDT 2005

Interesting that you mention Ray Johnson.  When describing to others 
the appeal of Jandek, I usually mention Ray Johnson, whose "NY 
Correspondence School" is perhaps the most famous example of "mail 
art."  I'd never considered their physical similarities, but I have 
always thought that the act of ordering from Corwood and receiving the 
releases via post to be an act of mail art.  What with the p.o. box, 
the covers, the typed catalog, the occasional notes, and the music.  
Because ART is what it's all about.

On Sep 19, 2005, at 10:41 AM, Jonathan Vincent wrote:

> I was just watching the film “how to draw a bunny” about the artist 
> Ray Johnson which won some awards at sundance a few years ago and I 
> was surprised that it has never really been mentioned on this list the 
> surprising/striking similarity in physical appearance Ray had(at least 
> in his younger pictures) to the representative from coorwood (at least 
> that guy on the record sleeves; I haven’t had the good fortune to see 
> Jandek live but he seems a lot skinnier these days from the internet 
> shots)…
> In fact if  jandek as an entity (or whatever you want to call it) had 
> not played live and I had not seen the pictures of the same… today I 
> would have been willing to advance a new theory on the list that ray 
> faked his death(in 95) to assume the jandek personae fully… or some 
> such similar nonsense on my part…
> The whole jandek enigma would have been just the sort of thing he 
> would have loved to been involved in it seems…
> And it seems even though he openly communicated with plenty of folks 
> in his life and was somewhat infamous in the art world… he was in the 
> end as unknowable in the movie on his life as jandek was in jandek on 
> coorwood…
> Except ray was unknowable to everyone including his closest friends… 
> maybe that is not the case at all with the representative from 
> coorwood when it comes to real life relationships unrelated to the 
> music he creates.
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