After 7 years, Ray Johnson Fan Club becomes FANCLUB 13

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After 7 years, “Ray Johnson Fan Club” becomes “FANCLUB 13”

I worked anonymously under the artist name “Ray Johnson Fan Club” for seven years making street art collages and sending out mail art. But in 2017, I officially changed my Nom d’Artiste to “FANCLUB 13” – still in reference & reverence for Ray.

from a post I made on this day:
“RAYJOHNSONFANCLUB becomes FANCLUB13. “Today is January Friday the 13th. Exactly 21 years after Ray Johnson dyed himself dead. In his honor I’m watching “How to Draw a Bunny” again, and I am officially changing my nom d’artiste to: FANCLUB13. I will continue to update my sites with the work I have already completed before today as #rayjohnsonfanclub. But henceforth I will work only under the name #FANCLUB13 and you can eventually see all my future work @fanclub.13 or  http://www.fanclub13.com.

FC13 sticker # 87
my very first collage using the artist name “FANCLUB 13”

FC13 sticker # 87

this blue, Hello My Name Is sticker was made using trash from the streets on 1/13/17 while sitting at Black Crow Coffee at 722 2nd St N. in Old Northeast St. Pete.

i was still struggling with how to make the imprint and just used a stencil. Was considering making the stickers with the large “PAY NO ATTENTION” but later decided to make the imprints the same for the stickers as they are for the “relationships.”

It was stuckup the same night on the back of a stop sign on 7th Street N. beside the Morean Arts Center.

FANCLUB 13 Relationship CXXII ~ CHERRY ME Diamond
my first relationship collage using the artist name “FANCLUB 13” this collage on a used CD/DVD was made using trash from the streets on 1/13/17 while sitting at Black Crow Coffee at 722 2nd Street N in Old Northeast St. Pete.

It was left on a dumpster the same night, in an alley just north of the building the coffee shop is in on 2nd Street N.

Relationship CXVIII – (MOLDOVA Double Stuff)

Relationship CXVIII – (MOLDOVA Double Stuff)

A DVD collaged with found trash and stenciled with deStijl lines in red & yellow. Started while sitting at Starbucks Park Place in Pinellas Park, Florida on 1/23/16 & completed (the spray paint at home) on 4/19/2016.

Sent (along with CXII) to
Brooklyn for exhibition:
“Works of Art” at Bushwick Spray Paint Shop on 4/30/16
1009 Broadway, Bell 203, Brooklyn, NY
Then left on the streets of Brooklyn after the show.

Relationship CXVII (SEND YOUR FRIENDS TO KILL OR GET KILLED BY LOTTERY)

Relationship CXVII (SEND YOUR FRIENDS TO KILL OR GET KILLED BY LOTTERY)

This was completed on 1/20/16 on a used DVD while sitting at Starbucks on 4th Street in St. Petersburg, FL.
(double sided)

It was sent to fellow collage & mail artist RF Côté in Quebec, Canada around 2/10/16. (the mailing label is actually a Dunkin Donuts “sell by” sticker. I swiped a long strip of them off the counter one day while buying donuts.)
This was the first time I tried to send one of my DVD collages through the mail with just a stamp on it. When I first took it to the post office they wanted to charge me like $14 to send it in an envelope because it was “non bendable”. So I just bought the stamps that it would cost for the weight of a letter and dropped it in a mailbox. It got there just fine! Need to do more of these.

Relationship CXVI (IF YOU ARE NOT A WINNER, PLEASE BECOME PART-TIME GUN DEALER)

Relationship CXVI (IF YOU ARE NOT A WINNER, PLEASE BECOME PART-TIME GUN DEALER)


Completed ON 1/17/16 while sitting at Starbucks in International Plaza in Tampa, Florida. It is made by collaging found trash on a used DVDR.


Sent to & published in the Zine “Be A Pal” Issue 1
(along with sticker # 65)
published by Jude & Val Lobasso

(and I got issue #13!)

Relationships CXIV & CXV Collab w/ RF Côté

Relationships CXIV & CXV were completed on January 13, 2016 while sitting at Starbucks Park Place in Pinellas Park, Florida.

For this piece, I used an old used DVD+R (i think I found this one on the ground?) and I separated the top plastic layer from the bottom magnetic layer. This was to be a collaboration with RF Côté in Canada, so I sent him both halves to finish off and he sent one back to me. The center face part of this collage, was from a Pinellas County Sheriff’s office Wanted Flyer of a wanted criminal. The rest, I just tried to mirror in compositional elements.

This (below) shows the CXV half with RF Côté’s collaboration which I received back from him in April of 2016.

I left it in a little, transparent informational flyer box, just outside the Bob Rauschenberg Gallery at Florida SouthWestern State College in Fort Myers, Florida on 5/9/16.

I don’t think I ever saw how the other half came out.

Ray Johnson Fan Club Relationship XCVIII ~ Doesn’t your baby deserve NEW SLAPS”

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Ray Johnson Fan Club Relationship XCVIII ~ Doesn’t your baby deserve NEW SLAPS” was completed 9/2015 using trash from the streets, on an old, used DVD. It was made while sitting at a Starbucks in Clearwater.

It was left given 10/8/15 to friend and fellow street artist Kickface: check him out here!

Relationship XCII ~ “I feel like our revolution was Photoshopped FOR THE EYE” left in St. Pete.

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Ray Johnson Fan Club Relationship XCII ~ “I feel like our revolution was Photoshopped FOR THE EYE” was completed 2/18/2015 using trash from the streets, on an old, used DVD. It was made while sitting at a Starbucks in Clearwater.

It was left on 4/18/15 on a green water fountain in Vinoy Park, St. Petersburg, Florida during the MainSail Art Festival. (see above)

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