Archive for the ‘Mail Art’ Category

RJFC sticker # 74 was completed by me on a Priority Mail Label 228 on 1/20/16 while sitting at Starbucks on 4th Street in St. Petersburg, FL.

It was sent to fellow collage & mail artist RF Côté in Quebec, Canada around 3/31/16 along with sticker # 67, & Relationships CXIV & CXV.
RF Côté added his part of the collaboration (seen above) around 4/17/16 including the Hannah Hoch Fan Club stamps.

my original collage before collaboration

He then put the sticker up about 4/19/16 on a Bicycle Route sign near the intersection of Boulevard Jacques – Cartier & Avenue de la Gare, in Sainte-Flavie, Quebec, Canada.

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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 CXI – (PLEASE ADD HAIR TO CHER AND RETURN TO RAY JOHNSON c/o PERFORMA)

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Completed on 10/16/15. Made only with found trash.

My collage for the exhibition: Please Add To and Return to Ray Johnson.

Please Add To and Return To: Mail Art Homage to Ray Johnson
Sunday, November 1 — Sunday, November 22, 11:00am — 7:00pm
Printed Matter
231 11th Ave.
New York, NY 10001

“This exhibition is the culmination of Performa’s 2015 mail art re-activation project celebrating the work of artist Ray Johnson, “one of the most revered underground artists of the last half of the 20th century.”

As an homage to Johnson, the father of mail art, on the 20th anniversary of his death, Performa (in collaboration with the Ray Johnson Estate) placed a number of the artist’s “templates” back into circulation inviting participants to draw, collage or otherwise “add to” them and then “return” them to Johnson c/o Performa via USPS, the internet or through social media using the hashtag #PleaseAddTo.”

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Photograph by Printed Matter showing part of the installation.

 

ArtNews article from 10/29/15:

‘Please Add To and Return To: Mail Art Homage to Ray Johnson’ at Printed Matter

 

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Ray Johnson Fan Club Relationships XCIII-XCVI “The Breakers” mail art postcards these were completed 2/20/2015 using trash from the streets, on free advertising postcards. (aproximately 4×6 inches each)

Relationship XCIII “Peace Breaker” was mailed to, and displayed in the Twitter Art Exhibit in Moss, Norway (3/2015)
Benefiting Home-Start.
The others will be mailed to friends.

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Once in awhile I bring my trashy collage style to commercial postcards.

Relationship LXV
Ray Johnson Fan Club Relationship LXV was completed on 5/17/2013 while sitting at “Le temps d’un café” in Mons and mailed to another Mail Artist in Mons sometime the following week.