During my first visit to the Florida Keys in 2015, I left five pieces out on the streets.
As detailed in my previous post, for the commemoration of my 100th “Relationship” collage, I made a series of 10 (+1 artist’s proof) collaged book pages. This piece (Relationship C) was left on 11/22/15 in Key West, Florida. I stuck it on a Key West Citizen Newspaper box beside the (closed) Backspace Bar & Kitchen at the intersection of James St. and Grinnell St.
RJFC Sticker # 59 was completed in Clearwater, Florida around 11/3/15, using found trash on a CD label.
It was left on 11/22/15, on the outside of a purple magazine distribution box for Key West Maps & Coupons, just beside the famous Schooner Western Union, in the Key West Bight Marina at the end of William Street.
Stickers No. 60 & 61 were completed on 11/19/15 while sitting at a Panera restaurant at Clearwater Mall. These rectangular stickers all measure about 45mm x 118mm each.
Sticker # 60 was left on the signpost for Mile 0 of US Highway 1 in Key West on 11/22/15.
Sticker # 61 was left on a telephone pole in front of Florida Bay Outfitters, beside Jimmy Johnson’s Big Chill Restaurant and Bar (where we had lunch) on US Highway 1 in Key Largo on 11/24/15.
RJFC Relationship CXIII ~ “A Strictly Limited Edition of Five Hundred Knives Helps Build Lean Muscle over your existing higher interest debts” was made with found trash on a 45 record. It was also completed on 11/19/15 while sitting at a Panera restaurant at Clearwater Mall.
RJFC Relationship CXIII was left on the back of a sign while exiting Mallory Square toward Tifts Alley in Key West on 11/23/15.
Ray Johnson Fan Club Relationship LXXXIX ~ “YOUR DAILY DOSE OF LUCKIES TASTE BETTER WITH FULL mercury emissions” was completed 11/11/2014 using trash from the streets, on a 33 LP Record. It was made while sitting at Starbucks in Satellite Beach, Florida.
It was left 2/7/15 during an art fair in Eau Gallie, Florida, on a utility box along Eau Gallie Blvd. in the Eau Gallie Arts District (EGAD). (above)
Ray Johnson Fan Club Relationship LXXXV “Ebola victims ARE LOOKING FOR TALENTED SOLDIERS WHO WANT TO find out the secrets of this most delicate of culinary arts” was completed on 10/13//2014 using trash from the streets, on the LP record cover “Top of the Pops Europe Edition.”
This collage was left the same day in Bristol, England, on a utility box beside the walking/bike path along St. Philips Causeway, across from the Burger King.
Still catching up on posting some work from this summer… With the milestone completion of my 80th collage: Relationship LXXX “215 MILLION DOTS IN THE SNOW”, I decided to auction the piece off on eBay and give the profits to charity.
<b>Ray Johnson Fan Club Relationship LXXX ~ “215 MILLION DOTS IN THE SNOW”</b> was completed on 5/6/2014 while sitting at Starbucks in the Brussels Central Train Station. It was made on a 45 record, and this is the first one that had the cool little spacer in the middle.
This piece was sold to Victoria Fasken in Wiltshire UK on June 30, 2014, the first RJFC piece to be sold at auction.
Ray Johnson Fan Club Relationship LXXIII “oversize Thigh Spicy” “ was made over two days at the end of January or beginning of February 2014, while sitting at McDonalds in Mons, Belgium. I made it using a 45 record and trash found on the streets.
I left it in Paris , France on 2/15/2014, on a closed-up shop along Rue Vieille du Temple near Rue des Rosiers before having dinner at Chez Hanna.