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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RJFC Hits Madrid for the first time.

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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Ray Johnson Fan Club hits Venice!

Ray Johnson Fan Club hits Venice!

RJFC sticker #41 RJFC sticker #34 Relationship LXIX ~ "FAKIRS AND FEMALE WRESTLERS DO NOT PLAY an elderly schoolmarm from Pasadena" RJFC sticker #35 Relationship LXVIII ~ "DE BOLERO" Relationship LXX ~ "I DON'T NEED TO love EVERYTHING"

On a recent visit to Venice for La Biennale di Venezia, I put up six works:  three stickers and three proper collages.
You can see and read about each one below.

RJFC sticker #34

RJFC Sticker #34 (above) was completed on 5/27/2013 using trash found on the streets of Geneva.
It was made at out rental apartment near Carouge while visiting there.

RJFC sticker #34 left in Venice

Sticker #34 was left (above) in Venice, Italy, 8/18/2013 on a metal post by the canal along Fondamenta San Giuseppe in Castello.

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RJFC sticker #35

RJFC Sticker #35 (above) was completed on 5/27/2013 using trash found on the streets of Geneva.
It was made at out rental apartment near Carouge while visiting there.

RJFC sticker #35 left in Vence

Sticker #35 was left in Venice, Italy 8/16/13 at the café in the Giardini section of the 2013 Biennale (above).

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RJFC sticker #41

RJFC Sticker #41 (above) was completed 8/16/13 using trash found on the streets of Venice.
I made it there, while sitting at a café (Valentino?) on Via Garibaldi.

RJFC sticker #41 left in Venice

I left Sticker #41 in Venice the next day, 8/17/13 on a yellow utility box in the wall across
from the Olivetti shop on Sotoportego del Cavalletto, just off Piazza San Marco (above).

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Relationship LXVIII ~ "DE BOLERO"

Ray Johnson Fan Club Relationship LXVIII “DE BOLERO” (above) was completed 7/13/2013 using trash found on the streets of Brussels.
I made it on a ruined blank DVDR, while sitting at Café de la Presse on Avenue Louise near Ixelles in Brussels.

Relationship LXVIII left in Venice

It was left 8/18/13 on the wooden barrier gate of an elevated boardwalk at the Lido Public Beach in Venice, Italy (above).

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Relationship LXIX ~ "FAKIRS AND FEMALE WRESTLERS DO NOT PLAY an elderly schoolmarm from Pasadena"

Ray Johnson Fan Club Relationship LXIX ~ 
“FAKIRS AND FEMALE WRESTLERS DO NOT PLAY an elderly schoolmarm from Pasadena”

This 69th collage (above) was completed around 8/14/2013 using trash found on the streets. I made it while sitting in several different cafés in Mons, Belgium.
It is my first collage on a record. (45 size with the smaller hole.)

Relationship LXIX left in Venice
This collage was left 8/17/13 on a utility box near the Biennale entrance on Fondamenta Arsenale in Venice, Italy (above).

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Relationship LXX ~ "I DON'T NEED TO love EVERYTHING"

Ray Johnson Fan Club Relationship LXX ~  “I DON’T NEED TO love EVERYTHING”
This 70th collage (above) was completed on 8/19/2013 using trash found on the streets of Venice. I made it overnight at our rental flat on Fondamenta San Giuseppe. It was made on the album cover “Parade des Succes No. 31.” (below)

Parade des Success No.31 (Collage LXX)

Relationship LXX left in Venice

This collage was left the same morning near the entrance to Fondamenta San Giuseppe in Venice, Italy (above).

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Well, that’s about it from this trip to Venice.  Hope you enjoyed it as much as I did.

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Relationship LXVI ~ “A new fashion of temptation without taboo in Swiss made BROADWAY”

Ray Johnson Fan Club Relationship LXVI
“A new fashion of temptation without taboo in Swiss made BROADWAY”

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Relationship LXVI - "A new fashion of temptation without taboo in Swiss made BROADWAY"
MADE WITH TRASH FROM THE STREETS
My 66th collage: Relationship LXVI – “A new fashion of temptation without taboo in Swiss made BROADWAY” was completed on May 26, 2013 in Geneva, Switzerland and posted up on 7/27/2013 on a utility box near Place de l’Octroi beside the river l’Arve in the neighborhood of Carouge in Geneva. (see photo below)

Relationship LXVI (left in Geneva)

It was made using the album cover from the record “Rendez-Vous à Broadway”

by Larry Green & His Orchestra

RDV á Broadway
This hand cut-and-paste collage was made using only trash found on the streets of Geneva.

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Relationship LXIV ~ “The Three Commandments: Love, Love, Love”

Relationship LXIV

Relationship LXIV - The Three Commandments: Love, Love, Love

Relationship LXIV
“The Three Commandments: Love, Love, Love”

“Seriously Trashy Street Art.”
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MADE WITH TRASH FROM THE STREETS
My 64th collage: Relationship LXIV – “The Three Commandments: Love, Love, Love” was completed on April 26, 2013 in Paris, France and posted up the same day in a construction site around Republique Square. (see photo below)
It was made using the album cover from the record “Gaîté Parisienne” Les Sylphides.
This hand cut-and-paste collage was made using only trash found on the streets.

Relationship LXIV (left in Paris)

Relationship LXIII – “PLAY QUIET WITH ME for Takeaway”

Relationship LXIII

Relationship LXIII

“PLAY QUIET WITH ME for Takeaway”
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MADE WITH TRASH FROM THE STREETS
My 63rd collage: Relationship LXIII – “PLAY QUIET WITH ME for Takeaway” was completed on April 21, 2013 in Köln, Germany and posted up the same day on a utility box just outside the Kölner Dom cathedral.

Relationship LXIII left in Köln

This hand cut-and-paste collage took about 6 hours to complete. It was made using only trash found on the streets. Some of the notable items of trash include; electric-blue halo rays from a gum wrapper, a Cologne U Bahn map, yellow candy wrapper, green & maroon printed chopstick wrapper, television listings, part of a Chunky candy bar wrapper, hotel satisfaction survey form, Abe Lincoln under a DJ cutout, , part of a Flemish porn comic, a McDonald’s Monopoly gamepiece, magazine clipping of Lille, France, German Crossword, fake grass clipping, Charme cologne tag, etc, etc,…

It was made using the album cover from the record “Quiet Village” by Martin Denny.
Martin Denny - Quiet Village (Collage LXIII)

 

Thanks for looking!

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Relationship LXII – “SLEEPING BEAUTY DREAMS OF THE PERFECT SUPER fake Polaroid SNAP SHOT”

Relationship LXII

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“SLEEPING BEAUTY DREAMS OF THE PERFECT SUPER fake Polaroid SNAP SHOT”

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MADE WITH TRASH FROM THE STREETS
My 62nd collage: Relationship LXII – “SLEEPING BEAUTY DREAMS OF THE PERFECT SUPER fake Polaroid SNAP SHOT” was completed on March 31, 2013 in Bristol, England and posted up the same day on an empty bus shelter advertisement board along Broad Quay in Bristol City Centre. (see photo below.) This hand cut-and-paste collage took about 6 hours to complete. It was made using only trash found on the streets. Some of the notable items of trash include; golden halo rays from a gum wrapper, a tourist’s map of Bath, pink candy wrapper, black floral-print wrapping paper from a fancy shop, printer’s color-check marks from a milk carton, part of a Coke Zero label, children’s charity donation form, a puzzle piece, part of a train ticket, iPhone App flyer, newspaper clippings etc, etc,…

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It was made using the album cover from the record “12 Super Succes No.37 ”
12 Super Succes No.37 (Relationship LXII)

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