Relationship C ~ “Time to Kill PAINTING”

Ray Johnson Fan Club Relationship C ~ “Time to Kill PAINTING”

Ray Johnson Fan Club - Relationship C

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.

RJFC Relationships 100-109
RJFC Relationships 100-109

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 Relationship C - Left in Key West
RJFC Relationship C – Left in Key West

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RJFC Relationship CX – Artist’s Proof – Page 95 –  “Time to Kill New Significance” (given to Karen Rothstein in Atlanta)

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The Breakers

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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)
Benefiting Home-Start.
The others will be mailed to friends.

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Relationship XCII ~ “I feel like our revolution was Photoshopped FOR THE EYE” left in St. Pete.

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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)

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Relationship XCI ~ “Naked Officer Attempts to Steal Tender Definition of Victory” sent to the UK.

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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.

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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 LXXXIX ~ “YOUR DAILY DOSE OF LUCKIES TASTE BETTER WITH FULL mercury emissions” up in Eau Gallie Florida.

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Ray Johnson Fan Club Relationship LXXXIX ~ “YOUR DAILY DOSE OF LUCKIES TASTE BETTER WITH FULL mercury emissions” was completed 11/11/2014 using trash from the streets, on a 33 LP Record. It was made while sitting at Starbucks in Satellite Beach, Florida.

It was left 2/7/15 during an art fair in Eau Gallie, Florida, on a utility box along Eau Gallie Blvd. in the Eau Gallie Arts District (EGAD). (above)

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Relationship LXXXVIII – “Phone Tapped?” left in Miami Beach

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Ray Johnson Fan Club Relationship LXXXVIII ~ “PHONE TAPPED?” was completed 11/2014 using trash from the streets, on a 45 record. It was made while sitting at a Starbucks in Satellite Beach, Florida.

It was left 12/5/14 in Miami Beach on a water hook-up at the intersection of Pennsylvania Ave. & N. Lincoln Lane. (above)

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Relationship LXXXVII ~ “SHAKE WELL ©1976” left in Washington DC

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Ray Johnson Fan Club Relationship LXXXVII ~ “SHAKE WELL ©1976” was completed 11/5/2014 using trash from the streets, on a used DVD.

It was made while staying at the Ibis hotel across from the train station in Mons, Belgium.
RJFC Relationship LXXXVII left at Washington Dulles Airport

It was left 11/7/14 beside a Starbucks in the Washington Dulles Airport.

RJFC says farewell to Mons.

After spending more than five years in Mons, Belgium, and discovering my love for collage and street art there, I’ve moved back to my native Florida. But before leaving, I took some time to post a few pieces of artwork in my beloved temporary home.

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First up is a collaged Polaroid picture from my Picturecrossing series.

picturecrossing No.608
A virtually blank shot (of a wall near Santa Croce in Florence, Italy) , so I collaged it with trash and found objects.

CAMERA: 1st Edition White Freitag Model 2 SX-70
FILM: Impossible Project PX100 Silver Shade (5/2010)
DATE SHOT: 12/31/11
DATE COLLAGED: 11/5/14

LEFT: PX No.608 was left in Mons, Belgium on 11/6/14 on the back of a street sign at the Rue d’ Havré entrance of the Grand Place. This is right near the wonderful Café “Le Pain Quotidien” which you can see near the top right. We spent countless hours (and Euros) there with friends and great food. You can even see part of one of my last receipts from there in this collage where it says: “Thank You Goodbye.”

See more of my Picturecrossings at: www.picturecrossing.com

or some blog entries at http://picturecrossing.blogspot.com/

Next up is one from my sticker series.

RJFC Sticker # 53 was completed on 11/5/14 using found trash on a rectangular label. Like all three collages in this listing, it was done while sitting in our hotel room at the Ibis Hotel near the train station in Mons, Belgium. We stayed there for about a week after we moved out of our house on Rue de la Tour Auberon and waited for our flight back to America.

It was left the next day, 11/6/14 on a boarded-up building at 9 Rue de la Clef in Mons, Belgium. This building, with the supposed head of Saint John over the doorway, had been boarded up when we arrived in 2009 and was still the same when we left in 2014. It was always a place where street art and posters would stay up for a while.

The last item is Relationship LXXXVI ~ “Disposable Silencers”

This, my 87th “relationship” collage, was completed 11/5/2014 using trash from the streets, on a used DVD.

It was left the next day, 11/6/14 on the window of an old bookshop on Rue de la Houssière near the train station in Mons, Belgium. This building had also been closed the entire time we lived in Mons and often had some good art posted there.

So, that’s my farewell to Mons. Thanks for all the memories. Hope to see you again sometime.

~ Adieu.

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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