stamped on bottom: JUL 28 1964
The artist; probably a gift 1964 to David Bourdon [1934-1998], New York; his estate; purchased 1999 by (Virginia Green, New York); private collection; (Hackett-Freedman Gallery, San Francisco); purchased 12 June 2006 by NGA.
- An Exhibition of the Letters of Ray Johnson, North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, 1976, selected envelopes and their contents, no. 18 (number assigned to the lender, David Bourdon), repros.
- More Works by Ray Johnson, 1951-1991, Goldie Paley Gallery, Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, 1991, unnumbered catalogue.
- Ray Johnson: Correspondences, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Wexner Center for the Arts, Ohio State University, Columbus, 1999 (New York) and 2000 (Columbus), unnumbered catalogue, repro.
- Jess -- Word Pictures -- Ray Johnson: Paste-ups, Moticos and Assemblages 1951-1997, Art Basel, Hackett-Freedman Gallery booth, Miami Beach, 2005, unnumbered catalogue, repro.