How To Draw A Bunny

John W. Walter (USA, 2000, 90 min.)

Documentary about Ray Johnson, "New York's most famous unknown artist." The film opens with news clippings surrounding the artist's bizarre suicide on January 13, 1995 (yes, it was a Friday). Packed with interviews of the a-list of contemporary art (Lichtenstein, Christo, Chuck Close, Billy Name, etc., all of whom knew Johnson), this documentary cements Johnson as one of the century's most enigmatic artists. Johnson ran mostly in the New York art scene, and rubbed shoulders quite a bit with Andy Warhol. It is perhaps this relationship that inspired the photobooth picture in the featured collage.

Won Special Jury Prize at Sundance in 2002.

Contributed by Tim

A collage by Ray Johnson -- appears at the 44:11 mark.