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A Finding Aid to the John Evans papers, 1972-2012, bulk 1970s-2012

John Evans papers, 1972-2012, bulk 1970s-2012

Evans, John, 1932-2012

Collagist

Collection Information

Size: 7.1 linear feet

Summary: The papers of John Evans, 1957-2012, bulk 1970s-2000, measure 7.1 linear feet and document the collage artist's involvement with mail art. The vast majority of letters - many with embelllished envelopes - are from mail artists. Writings include a thesis about mail art by Marya Trianfellos. Subject files concern art stamps, Ray Johnson's death and subsequent memorial tributes, mail art shows and other events. "John Evans Fake Collages" is Evans' most thoroughly mail art documented project. Also found are projects initiated by Christa Behmenburg, Leslie Caldera, Ryosuke Cohen, Peter W. Kaufmann, Angela and Peter Netmail.

Biographical/Historical Note

John Evans (1932-2012), a collage artist in New York City, was an active participant in mail art.

Provenance

Donated by Margaret Evans, John Evans' widow, in 2013.