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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Relationship LXXIII ~ “oversize Thigh Spicy” left in Paris

Ray Johnson Fan Club Relationship LXXIII “oversize Thigh Spicy” “ was made over two days at the end of January or beginning of February 2014, while sitting at McDonalds in Mons, Belgium. I made it using a 45 record and trash found on the streets.

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I left it in Paris , France on 2/15/2014, on a closed-up shop along Rue Vieille du Temple near Rue des Rosiers before having dinner at Chez Hanna.

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Relationship LXXI “Deutsche in one easy lesson!” ~ Left in Paris

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Ray Johnson Fan Club Relationship LXXI “Deutsche in one easy lesson!”was completed 9/7/2013 using trash found on the streets. I made it on a 12″ record, while sitting at “Café ou Thé” and “Excelsior” in Mons, Belgium.

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This collage was left 10/19/2013 on a yellow mail box beside the Place Blanche Metro station in Monmartre, Paris.

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USING TRASH OFF THE STREETS TO MAKE ART ON THE STREETS.
I use only trash and found items to make these one-of-a-kind, hand cut and paste, signed & numbered artworks. I use trashy paperback book covers, record & magazine covers, CDs, posters, postcards and other mass-produced media as a base for my hand-cut & paste collages, which I usually leave out on the streets for anyone to enjoy (or destroy.)

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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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RJFC Hits Brussels! ~ Stickers #38, #39 & #40

RJFC Hits Brussels! ~ Stickers #38, #39 & #40

Ray Johnson Fan Club sticker #40  Ray Johnson Fan Club sticker #39  Ray Johnson Fan Club sticker #38

On two separate trips to Brussels recently, I made these stickers using only trash found on the streets there.

RJFC sticker #38

RJFC Sticker #38 was completed 6/29/2013 using trash found on the streets of Brussels.

I made it while sitting at Le Pain Quotidien in the Galerie de la Reine in Brussels.

RJFC sticker #38 (left in Brussels)

I left it the same day on a wooden construction barrier beside the Montana Shop & Gallery Brussels along Rue de la Madeleine. (above)

RJFC sticker #39

RJFC Sticker #39 was also completed 6/29/2013 using trash found on the streets there

and made while sitting at Le Pain Quotidien in the Galerie de la Reine in Brussels.

RJFC sticker #39 (left in Brussels)

I left it the same day on a Taxi Parking sign in Brussels near Rue du Marché aux Herbes.(above)

RJFC sticker #40

RJFC Sticker #40 was completed 7/13/2013 using trash found on the streets of Brussels.

I made it while sitting at Café de la Presse on Avenue Louise near Ixelles in Brussels.

RJFC sticker #40 left in Brussels

I left it the same day on a Dior perfume advertisement outside the Ici Paris XL perfume shop

on Chaussée de Waterloo at the intersection of Rue Vanderkindere.

Brussels is a great place to find materials on the ground to work with and also a great place for stickers. I see new and interesting ones every time I visit.

More coming soon!

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RJFC Stickers #34 & 35 made in Geneva

RJFC Stickers #34 & 35 were completed on 5/27/2013 using trash found on the streets of Geneva.

RJFC sticker #34  RJFC sticker #35

They were both made at our rental apartment near Carouge while visiting there.

They were both posted up on the streets of Venice, Italy.

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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

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

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RJFC hits Geneva! Stickers #30, #31, #32 & #33

I made and posted four stickers and one larger collage on a recent trip to Geneva Switzerland.

RJFC Sticker #30 RJFC sticker #32 RJFC sticker #31 RJFC sticker #33

RJFC Sticker #30

RJFC Sticker #30 was actually made 5/4/2013 using trash found on the streets of London.
I made it while on the ferry from Dover to Calais.

RJFC Sticker #30 left in Geneva
I left it in Geneva, Switzerland 5/25/2013 on a public trash can in front of the Mont Blanc store on Quai du Général-Guisan. (above)

RJFC sticker #31

RJFC Sticker #31 was completed 5/17/2013 while sitting at “Le temps d’un café” in Mons, Belgium.

RJFC sticker #31 (left in Geneva)

I left it in Geneva, Switzerland 5/26/2013 on a dog poop bag dispenser at a little park in Place de l’Octroi in the Carouge neighborhood.

RJFC sticker #32

RJFC Sticker #32 was completed 5/25/2013 using trash found on the streets of Geneva. I made it while visiting there at our rental apartment near Carouge.

RJFC sticker #32 (left in Geneva)

I left it in Geneva, Switzerland 5/26/2013 on a roundabout street sign on Rue Charles-Galland, between the Museum of Art and History and the Palais de Justice. (above)

RJFC sticker #33

RJFC Sticker #33 was completed 5/26/2013 using trash found on the streets of Geneva. I made it while visiting there at our rental apartment near Carouge.

RJFC sticker #33 (left in Geneva)

I left it 5/27/2013 on a large rusty planter in front of the Microcosm center at CERN (European Center for Nuclear Research) in Meyrin, just outside Geneva. (above)

It was a fairly productive visit for me and I also made one larger, record cover collage.

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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