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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Relationship LXI – all the Unreal Children LOVE the super surprise-party Penguin

Relationship LXI – all the Unreal Children LOVE the super surprise-party Penguin

Relationship LXI - all the Unreal Children LOVE the super surprise-party Penguin
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MADE WITH TRASH FROM THE STREETS OF BARCELONA
My 61st collage: Relationship LXI – “all the Unreal Children LOVE the super surprise-party Penguin” was completed and posted on December 30, 2012 in Barcelona Spain. It was made using the album cover from the record “Ralph the Sax & the Loveletts
This hand cut-and-paste collage took about 5 hours to complete. It was made using only trash found on the streets of Barcelona. Some of the notable items of trash include; green halo rays from a Mango Bar wrapper, service icons from a map of the Montserrat Abbey, government heads from a discarded financial paper, freedent gum wrapper, blue & white police tape, logo grid from a shop flyer, printer’s color-check marks from a pizza box, party penguin from part of an album cover, part of a Coke Zero label, fashion catalog order form, magnetic “bed” piece, “imagine” Hard Rock Cafe flyer, etc, etc,…
Relationship LXI (left in Barcelona)
I left this on a utility box along Avinguda Para-Lel in the Poble Sec neighborhood near the intersection of Carrer Tapioles.

 

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Relationship LX – “YES SIR I CAN compromise MY insatiable spirit”

Relationship LX - "YES SIR I CAN compromise MY insatiable spirit"

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MADE WITH TRASH FROM THE STREETS OF BARCELONA
My 60th collage: Relationship LX – “YES SIR I CAN compromise MY insatiable spirit” was completed and posted on December 28, 2012 in Barcelona Spain. It was made using the double album cover from the record “Yes Sir I Can Boogie.”
Yes Sir I Can Boogie (Collage LX)

This hand cut-and-paste collage took about 9 hours to complete. It was made using only trash found on the streets of Barcelona. Some of the notable items of trash include; halo rays from gum wrappers, black cat russian candy wrapper, empty pill packet, phone case receipt, automobile impound notice, scene from Call of Duty ad, Chupa Chup lollypop holder, part of a WINston cigarette pack and tax stamp, 100% natural ingredient badge from packet of crisps, ticket stub from Sagrada Familia, & clipping from Ikea flyer, clipping from a KFC packet, map showing the grounds of the Montserrat Abbey, dot-matrix computer paper edge, part of an “ONCE” charity lottery card, clippings from a Justin Bieber concert flyer, part of a Desigual 5€ coupon, background of a the Spanish stock market report, etc, etc,…

I left this on 12/28/12, posted on the glass encasement in the center of the skatepark in front of MACBA (Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona) for anyone to enjoy (or destroy…)

Relationship LX (left in Barcelona)

Relationship LVIII – “Don’t Lie About Your Sloppy Price Fashion Cult Object”

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My 58th collage: Relationship LVIII – “Don’t Lie About Your Sloppy Price Fashion Cult Object” was completed and posted on November 23, 2012 in Hudson Beach, Florida, USA. It was made using the album cover from the record “Hulla Baloo!”
This hand cut-and-paste collage took about 8 hours to complete. Some of the notable items of trash include; part of a vintage Brussels hotel receipt, halo rays from a chocolate wrapper, printer’s color marks from a frozen food pack, clippings from an old edition of The Pasco Times, a baggage claim ticket stub, a Monster beverage sticker found stuck to the bottom of my sister’s shoe, crossword solutions from during the Republican National Convention, part of a Sloppy Joe’s Key West cardboard coaster, part of the wrapper from some Key Lime Coconut Patties, etc, etc,…

I left this on the wooden railing of the second story gazebo at Hudson Beach, Florida overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. (see photo below)

Relationship LVIII  (Left in Hudson Beach, Florida)

see the original record album cover:
Hulla Balloo! - (Collage #LVIII)

Relationship LVII – “Forget Saving the World. Defend Yourself from Charity for the Poor.”

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My 57th collage: Relationship LVII – “Forget Saving the World. Defend Yourself from Charity for the Poor.” was completed and posted on November 19, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. It was made using the album cover from the musical “Sweet Charity” (1966)
This hand cut-and-paste collage took about 8 hours to complete. Some of the notable items of trash include; part of a Covent Garden Tea Shop bag, Royal Mail postmark sticker, a “high five” ruler found on the ground at the Atlanta Zoo, halo rays from a chocolate wrapper, Fresh Taste seal from orange juice, cigarette promo codes, erectile disfunction ad, printer’s color marks from a paper towel pack, auto repair tag, microwave veggie notice, receipt from my Sam Flax art supplies, grey/silver tear-tab found in the parking lot at North Dekalb Mall, Chinese & tiger from Kung Fu Panda-themed glue stick package. etc, etc,…

I left this on a brick wall in the Cabbagetown neighborhood of Atlanta, Georgia next to “Profiling Solutions” at 174 Carroll Street S.E. (see photo below)

Relationship LVII (Left in Cabbagetown, Atlanta)

see the original album cover:
Sweet Charity - (Collage #LVII)

Relationship LVI – “I get Agonising Vibrations from The Good old Days.”

Relationship LVI - "I get Agonising Vibrations from The Good old Days." by LANCEPHOTO
Relationship LVI – “I get Agonising Vibrations from The Good old Days.”

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My 56th collage: Relationship LVI – “I get Agonising Vibrations from The Good old Days.” was completed and posted on November 18, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. It was made using the album cover from “I Get Around” by The Good Vibrations. (1978 – Disco covers of Beach Boys tracks, mostly lead sung by Luther Vandross.)
This hand cut-and-paste collage took about 8 hours to complete. Some of the notable items of trash include; a map of the Atlanta Zoo found on the ground there, a strip of vintage Tupperware labels, the printer’s color marks from a milk carton, my Delta baggage tags, halo rays from a chocolate wrapper, Financial Times illustration of Conrad Black (found on floor of airplane), Kroger Supermarket receipt (found in the parking lot), an illustration from a lazer level instruction booklet, a Monopoly $20 bill, part of a Gerhard Richter gallery ad, warnings from a cigarette ad, and a magazine clipping from an article on Chinese artist Liu Bolin. etc, etc…
I left this on a wall in Atlanta, Georgia the same day next to the Savannah College of Art & Design Atlanta at 1600 Peachtree Street Northeast. (see photo below)

Relationship LVI (left in Atlanta)

see the original album cover:

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Relationship LV – Supersize my SUMMER McCHICKEN mystery tour.

Relationship LV - "Supersize my SUMMER McCHICKEN mystery tour."

Relationship LV – “Supersize my SUMMER McCHICKEN mystery tour.” was completed and posted on November 13, 2012 in Jacksonville, Florida, USA. It was made using the album cover from a record called simply “Summer Hits”.

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This hand cut-and-paste collage took about 6 hours to complete. Some of the notable items of trash include; a hand-written note to the poet Charles Baudelaire which I found on the ground beside his grave at the Montparnasse Cemetery in Paris, a vintage receipt from a Brussels Hotel, the printer’s color marks and top corner from an O’Doul’s six-pack box, an altered phrase from my Delta motion sickness bag, halo rays from a gum wrapper, part of a hotel key card from the Air Force Inn, part of a McDonalds McChicken wrapper, etc, etc…
I left this on a wall in Jacksonville, Florida the same day next to a nice mural on Lomax Street in Five Points.

Relatonship LV (FOUND in Jacksonville)

And it was actually found the same day by Susan G. who wrote:
“So, I get home from work and Sam says “Lance Rothstein is here” I look around the house…but no, not here but he IS in Jacksonville. So I look at the photo’s he’s posting on Facebook and Sam says “That’s Park Street and look at that collage” I’m yeah, that’s Park Street Sam! Sam, tralalala, “Sam that’s Park Street and a new collage” “oH My!” we run to the car and tear across the Acosta Bridge and race to Park Street. And there’s a Lance Rothstein on a wall underneath the new style Bob Slack graffitti. WE NOW OWN A LANCE ROTHSTEIN ORIGINAL!!”
(she posted this photo on Facebook)

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Relationship XLIV – “Save your Kisses for the Saturdays of Summer”

Collage Relationship XLIV was completed and left on Sunday 7/22/2012 on Rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud in the 11th arrondissement in Paris, France.
While staying in Paris for the weekend and visiting the Montparnasse Cemetery, this collage was made using the back side of the LP “Exitos del Verano”.

I collected most of the material as trash from the streets of Paris during my visit there. – Notably, a small post-it message to Charles Baudelaire I found beside his grave. (note: I purposefully selected this particular item because it had already been blown off the grave slab and was likely to blow farther or be picked up as trash.) It says (in French) “For Charles, The greatest poet in the world. With Gratitude” – it is signed but I can’t quite make out the first name. The last name is “St-Jean.”
Some other notable items I picked up and used include: a police notice of car impounding (in triplicate), a fake leaf, the edge of a small black frame, a lottery form, a Pringles chip seal, several flyers, our receipt for some Rainier Cherries we bought on Rue Daguerre, and some multicolored short lengths of yarn (I actually saw a girl drop these on the ground near the Eiffel Tower).

See where it was left:
Relationship XLIV (left in Paris)

See the original album cover:

The main phrases in this piece say: “Save your Kisses for the Saturdays of Summer”
“Supershopping Party prescription for ladies and animals!”
“Do not use in cribs, carriages or playpens.” (from a large plastic bag used in product packaging).

This, my 44th collage, took about 6 hours to complete and kept me up until after 6am, leaving me with about 2.5 hours of sleep for the long Sunday ahead.

Relationship XXXIX “Enjoy il Silenzio”

Relationship XXXIX “Enjoy il Silenzio”

This collage was completed and left in La Louviére, Belgium on 7/12/2012 on the front of a vacant bank building at #7 Rue de Bouvy. (see below) I used the 45 record cover “Il Silenzio” by Nino Rosso. This was likely one of the fastest record cover collages I’ve done so far. It was started and finished within about 3 hours while sitting at Les Brasseries Mansart nearby.

see where it was left in La Louvière:
Relationship XXXIX (left in La Louvière)

see the original record cover: