Archive for the ‘Record Covers Left on the Street’ Category

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Ray Johnson Fan Club Relationship XCVII ~ “KEEP THIS WONDERFUL RAINBOW” was completed 09/18/2015 using trash from the streets, on the back of an old record cover.

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It was left the same day on a boarded-up window in an alley behind The State Theater on Central Avenue in St. Petersburg, Florida.

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Ray Johnson Fan Club Relationship XC ~ “THIS MODERN WORLD CAN make you misty” was completed 1/19/2015 using trash from the streets, on an old record cover ( Jackie Gleason: Music to make you misty.) It was made while visiting my mother’s house in Clarkston, Georgia.

It was left 1/19/15 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day) in Downtown Atlanta near the MLK Center. I posted it on the wall of a seemingly abandoned business next to the Baha’l center of Atlanta on Edgewood Avenue.

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Relationship LXXXV “Ebola victims ARE LOOKING FOR TALENTED SOLDIERS WHO WANT TO find out the secrets of this most delicate of culinary arts”

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.

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It’s spring and I’ve actually been busy for a change. Traveling around with my father on his first visit to Europe, I got up in Amsterdam, Zurich, Milan & Brussels.

Ray Johnson Fan Club Relationship LXXVII ~ “Floppy disks from Andy Warhol abused by interim bishop” was completed 4/30/2014 using trash from the streets of Amsterdam on the album cover “Exercise Along with Debbie Drake”.

Exercise Along with Debbie Drake - (RJFC Collage LXXVII)
This collage was left the same day on a utility box along the street Kromme Waal in Amsterdam, Nederland.
(see below)

RJFC Relationship LXXVII (left in Amsterdam)

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RJFC sticker #47

RJFC Sticker #47 was completed in Amsterdam on 4/30/14 using found trash on a rectangular label. It was left the same day on a trash bin along Frans Halsstraat just around the corner from the Heineken Headquarters.
(See below.)

RJFC sticker #47 (left in Amsterdam)
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After an overnight train, I stopped at Zurich Central and left a DVD collage there.

RJFC Relationship LXXVIII ~ "Fold Along Perforation and PAY NO ATTENTION TO RAY JOHNSON FAN CLUB .COM"
Ray Johnson Fan Club Relationship LXXVIII ~ “Fold Along Perforation and PAY NO ATTENTION TO RAY JOHNSON FAN CLUB .COM” was completed 4/30/2014 using trash from the streets on a used DVD.
This collage was left 5/1/2014 on a utility box just outside the Zurich Central Train Station in Switzerland.
(See below.)
Relationship LXXVIII (left in Zurich)

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 Then during a quick stop to see a friend in Milano I posted a sticker on an actual phone box. Does anyone still use these???

RJFC sticker #48

RJFC Sticker #48 was completed in Amsterdam on 4/30/14 using found trash on a CD label.

It was left in Milan, Italy on 5/1/14, on a phone booth just outside the Milan Central Train Station.
(See below.)

RJFC sticker #48 (left in Milan)

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Then, on to Brussels for a night before dropping my dad off at the airport.

RJFC Relationship LXXIX ~ "Why not try VELVET Lithium Radio with your TEENY HOUDINI"

Ray Johnson Fan Club Relationship LXXIX ~ “Why not try VELVET Lithium Radio with your TEENY HOUDINI” was completed 5/6/2014 using trash from the streets, on the 45 record cover “Blue Velvet” by Don Duke.
Blue Velvet - Don Duke ~ (RJFC collage LXXIX)

This collage was left the same day on a utility box beside the news stand in Marché De l’Agora, in Bruxelles, Belgium. (See below.)
RJFC Relationship LXXIX (left in Brussels)

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That’s it for now. I’ve been collaging on some more 45 records and will be posting those soon.

Ray Johnson Fan Club Relationship LXXVI

 “FOR YOUR Health SEE DOUBLE WITH ELECTIONS GALORE”

was completed 3/29/2014 using only trash from the streets of Paris.

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I started with the album cover “101 Strings plus Guitars Galore Volume 2”.

This collage was left the same day in the Passage des Abbesses in Monmartre, Paris, France.

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Every time we decide to take a trip, it’s difficult not to choose Venice again. I discover something different every time I visit. I left three pieces during this trip.

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Ray Johnson Fan Club Relationship LXXV ~ “Putin offers new information about the birth of the universe” was completed 3/22/2014 using only trash from the streets of Venice on the album cover “Sheherazade: Artur Rodzinski conducting the Cleveland Orchestra”.


This collage was left the same day on the closed-up “Salumeria” shop, between the fish market and floating vegetable market along Fondamenta Sant’ Anna.
See where it was left below.

RJFC Sticker #44 was completed on 2/27/14 using only trash on a rectangular label. I made it while sitting at l’Excelsior restaurant in Mons, Belgium.

It was left in Venice, Italy on 3/19/14, on an advertisement poster for Boggi Blue Code, in the shelter at the Giardini vaporetto stop (above).

RJFC Sticker #45 was completed on 2/27/14 using only trash on a CD label. I made it while sitting at l’Excelsior restaurant in Mons, Belgium.

 

It was left (above) in Venice, Italy on 3/21/14, on a metal utility panel, just below a devotional statuette of Jesus at the Santa Maria del Giglio church near Ponte Duodo O Barbarigo. Shortly after I posted the sticker, an old man stopped to look at it for a full two minutes. After which, he promptly tore it off the wall and threw it in a nearby trash can.

Dust to dust…

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I’d visited Madrid once before back in 2004, but that was before I’d started doing any kind of street art. I have to say I wasn’t overly excited about going again, other than seeing our best friends from England who were meeting us there, but I must admit that it turned out to be an extremely enjoyable trip.

Here’s what I left while I was there…

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Ray Johnson Fan Club Relationship LXXIV ~ “MADRID continues to lead with ZARATHUSTRA ON THE WILD SIDE OF MY LIFE” was completed 3/7/2014 using trash found on the streets of Madrid on the album cover “Top of the Pops Vol. 31”.

This collage was left the same day on a wooden planter near the Museo Reina Sofia in Madrid, Spain.

I also left two stickers in Madrid.

RJFC Sticker #43 (below) was completed on 2/27/14 using only trash on a CD label. I made it while sitting at l’Excelsior restaurant in Mons, Belgium.

It was left in Madrid, Spain on 3/7/14, on a light-blue mailbox at the intersection of Calle de Atocha and Calle de San Pedro. There was a massive line of people there which started two days before, for the devotional pilgrimage to see the Cristo de Medinaceli statue of Jesus, which happens every first Friday in March.

RJFC Sticker #46 (below) was also completed on 2/27/14 using only trash on a rectangular label. I made it while sitting at l’Excelsior restaurant in Mons, Belgium.

It was left in Madrid, Spain on 3/5/14, on a signpost at the intersection of Calle de San Eugenio and Calle San Ildefonso, Just down the street from our rental apartment there.

Well, that’s it for this trip – Hasta Luego.

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