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How to Draw a Bunny


How to Draw a Bunny (2002)

How to Draw a Bunny
John W. Walter, 2002

New Documentary

Nonfiction filmmaking holds a strong appeal for many committed directors and producers. This ongoing series lets you sample wide-ranging approaches to the contemporary documentary.

Fri, Apr 16, 2004 7 PM
Sat, Apr 17, 2004 7 PM

One of the most enigmatic and beloved figures in the post-WWII art world, Ray Johnson (1927-1995) receives a fittingly open-ended biographical treatment in How to Draw a Bunny.

Often characterized as an artist's artist, Johnson attended Black Mountain College and then made his way to New York where he witnessed the birth of pop art. He made his most lasting mark through mail art, producing and mailing thousands of witty text and image collages.

This tribute, including an examination of his suicide in the waters off Sag Harbor, Long Island, features commentaries by such Johnson fans as Chuck Close, Roy Lichtenstein, and James Rosenquist, and an original score by Max Roach.

As the New York Times noted, How to Draw a Bunny demonstrates how artist Ray Johnson "made his life a work of art and preferred to let all of his art speak for him." (90 mins.)

Johnson was the subject of a major Wexner Center exhibition in 2000. His artworks also relate to the themes of popular culture's transformations in art explored in the exhibition Splat Boom Pow! The Influence of Cartoons in Contemporary Art, on view at the Wexner Center Galleries at The Belmont Building through May 2.

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