That time when RJFC hit Denver in 2016

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Urban Price Tag no. 500
left 4/9/16 on a stop sign on Broadway at 25th Street across from Silverstate Lofts in Denver.

Back in April of 2016 I had the opportunity to make a quick trip to Denver, Colorado for the first time. We stayed on East Colfax Ave, near N.Downing St.  I sat several times at (what was then) the Sanora Cafe to work on my collages with trash found on the streets of Denver.

I also began my first Urban Price Tags here. Made and left four of them in Denver. I need to revisit this fun project soon. These little red price tags are “numbered” in a random fashion depending on what numbers I discover in my found objects. They could be a dollar or euro amount, a percentage, or just any kind of number.

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Urban Price Tag no. 500

Urban Price Tag no. 500 was made on 4/9/16 with trash from the streets of Denver. I made my first two while sitting at the Sanora Cafe on E. Colfax Ave.
It was left 4/9/16 on a stop sign on Broadway at 25th Street across from Silverstate Lofts (see top photo)

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Urban Price Tag no. 303

Urban Price Tag no. 303 was also made on 4/9/16 while sitting at the Sanora Cafe on E. Colfax Ave.

48320074447_760aef18c3_bIt was left 4/9/16 on a fence in the graffiti alley between Larimer Street & Walnut Street, between 29th & 28th St. (above)

Urban Price Tags no. 560 & no. 10 were also made on 4/9/16 while sitting at the Sanora Cafe on E. Colfax Ave.

Urban Price Tag no. 560 was left on a street sign in front of the Colonnade Lofts at 1210 E. Colfax Ave. on 4/11/16.

Urban Price Tag no. 10 was left on a stairway handrail post in the Denver Art Museum on on 4/10/16.

I made two stickers and one “relationship” piece while in Denver: stickers # 77 & #78, and Relationship CXIX. But I also left some stickers I’d previously made, and brought with me.

Sticker # 68 (above) was made back in Tampa Bay on a CD label on 12/14/15. I stuck it on a cool “Route 40” green bike rack in front of the Sanora Cafe on East Colfax at Marion St. on  4/11/16. (below)

RJFC sticker # 76 was made on a small rectangular sticker using trash from the streets. I made it while sitting at a Starbucks in Pinellas Park, Fl, in The Shoppes at Park Place on 1/23/16. It was left on a lightpost outside the old 14th St. staff entrance to the Denver Art Museum on Sunday, 4/10/16. (below)

RJFC sticker # 77 (above) was made with trash from the streets of Denver on a 2013 USPS Priority Mail Label 228, while sitting at the Sanora Cafe on East Colfax at Marion St. on 4/9/16.
I left it the same day in a Labeauratoire Sticker Bomb (below) on a trash dumpster in the graffiti alley between Larimer Street & Walnut Street, between 29th & 28th St. along with work by Mimi le Clown, dwkrsna, C0rpse, Neverfart, Sara Conti, GATS, Artissin, JPO, Obey, Kryptc, CistOnes, SoreInfest, Jacuzzi & more…

And finally, my larger collage, Relationship CXIX – (THE BLOODY BARBER HIT MY fantastic PONYTAIL COACH) was also made on 4/11/16 while sitting at the Sanora Cafe.

It was made on a vintage album cover using trash found on the streets of Denver (above).

Relationship CXIX was left on 4/11/16 on an electrical box at the corner of East Colfax Avenue and North Lafayette Street, near Ice Cream Riot.

So altogether I left nine collage street art pieces on this trip to Denver. I also discovered some fantastic artists while there. Hope to visit again sometime..

Relationship XCVII ~ “KEEP THIS WONDERFUL RAINBOW”

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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.

Relationship XC ~ “THIS MODERN WORLD CAN make you misty” up in the ATL.

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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 up in Bristol, UK

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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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Getting up in Amsterdam, Zurich, Milan & Brussels.

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.

Relationship LXXVI ~ left in Monmartre Paris

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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RJFC in Venice ~ March 2014

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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