Johnson mentions going to see Cornell's "beautiful ICE at the Modern Museum." He outlines three of his hates and describes a few of his artworks to Cornell. The letter is illustrated with a drawing of a beret and has a stitched label attached, with the note "this was removed with a pair of scissors from Ocean Wilson's beret."
Ray Johnson letter to Joseph Cornell, 1966 November 25. Joseph Cornell papers, 1804-1986, bulk 1939-1972. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution Washington, D.C. 20560