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James Dean (Happy Birthday Bill)

A work made of collage of cut printed papers, with matte opaque white paint, pen and black ink, and traces of red pencil, on brown wove paper.

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  • A work made of collage of cut printed papers, with matte opaque white paint, pen and black ink, and traces of red pencil, on brown wove paper.

Date:

c. 1955/1972

Artist:

Ray Johnson
American, 1927-1995

About this artwork

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Ray Johnson

Title

James Dean (Happy Birthday Bill)

Place

United States (Artist's nationality:)

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c. 1955

Medium

Collage of cut printed papers, with matte opaque white paint, pen and black ink, and traces of red pencil, on brown wove paper

Dimensions

Sight: 37.2 × 24.8 cm (14 11/16 × 9 13/16 in.)

Credit Line

Promised gift of The William S. Wilson Collection of Ray Johnson

Reference Number

Obj: 248597

Extended information about this artwork

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