During my first visit to the Florida Keys in 2015, I left five pieces out on the streets.
As detailed in my previous post, for the commemoration of my 100th “Relationship” collage, I made a series of 10 (+1 artist’s proof) collaged book pages. This piece (Relationship C) was left on 11/22/15 in Key West, Florida. I stuck it on a Key West Citizen Newspaper box beside the (closed) Backspace Bar & Kitchen at the intersection of James St. and Grinnell St.
RJFC Sticker # 59 was completed in Clearwater, Florida around 11/3/15, using found trash on a CD label.
It was left on 11/22/15, on the outside of a purple magazine distribution box for Key West Maps & Coupons, just beside the famous Schooner Western Union, in the Key West Bight Marina at the end of William Street.
Stickers No. 60 & 61 were completed on 11/19/15 while sitting at a Panera restaurant at Clearwater Mall. These rectangular stickers all measure about 45mm x 118mm each.
Sticker # 60 was left on the signpost for Mile 0 of US Highway 1 in Key West on 11/22/15.
Sticker # 61 was left on a telephone pole in front of Florida Bay Outfitters, beside Jimmy Johnson’s Big Chill Restaurant and Bar (where we had lunch) on US Highway 1 in Key Largo on 11/24/15.
RJFC Relationship CXIII ~ “A Strictly Limited Edition of Five Hundred Knives Helps Build Lean Muscle over your existing higher interest debts” was made with found trash on a 45 record. It was also completed on 11/19/15 while sitting at a Panera restaurant at Clearwater Mall.
RJFC Relationship CXIII was left on the back of a sign while exiting Mallory Square toward Tifts Alley in Key West on 11/23/15.
Ray Johnson Fan Club Relationship C ~ “Time to Kill PAINTING”
The first in series of ten altered book pages, each similar yet different.
For the commemoration of my 100th “Relationship” collage, I made a series of 10 (+1 artist’s proof). These were completed in October 2015 using trash, found items, ink, and stenciled spray paint, all on pages from the book “Time to Kill”, a 1953 Popular Library paperback book by Terry Spain. All are mounted on USPS Priority recycled cardboard.
Each example has a different title beginning with “Time to kill…” and then paired with a clipped word or phrase.
Additionally, one phrase is highlighted in pink on each page, and paired with a clipping phrase. There is a horizontal rectangle in the lower half of each page which is a combination of found losing lottery tickets, and pages from a pocket Bible with the word of God printed in red. Each page also has a “spirograph” drawing in two colors, a small piece from paper money of Guyana, a vertical stripe clipping of a sexy man from a magazine, and a torn box flap showing the printer’s color process control patches.
This piece (Relationship C) was left on 11/22/15 in Key West, Florida. I stuck it on a Key West Citizen Newspaper box beside the (closed) Backspace Bar & Kitchen at the intersection of James St. and Grinnell St.
Ray Johnson Fan Club Relationship XCVIII ~ Doesn’t your baby deserve NEW SLAPS” was completed 9/2015 using trash from the streets, on an old, used DVD. It was made while sitting at a Starbucks in Clearwater.
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)
The others will be mailed to friends.
Ray Johnson Fan Club Relationship XCII ~ “I feel like our revolution was Photoshopped FOR THE EYE” was completed 2/18/2015 using trash from the streets, on an old, used DVD. It was made while sitting at a Starbucks in Clearwater.
It was left on 4/18/15 on a green water fountain in Vinoy Park, St. Petersburg, Florida during the MainSail Art Festival. (see above)
Ray Johnson Fan Club Relationship XCI ~ “Naked Officer Attempts to Steal Tender Definition of Victory” was completed 1/26/2015 using trash from the streets, on an old, used paperback romance book (Tender Betrayal by Lauren Wilde.) It was made while sitting at a Starbucks in Clearwater and it was sent 1/26/15 (with sticker # 56) to a friend, artist and musician Darren Riley in Bolton, UK.