Relationship CXXV – wins Kanyer Art Collection Purchase Award

Relationship CXXV – (We have to be better than those who can hear the difference.. EVEN AFTER EATING & DRINKING)

50138029487_fec3ec2d75_c

This piece was completed on 5/3/17 while sitting at the Starbucks on Main Street in Dunedin, Florida.

It was my first foray into more three-dimensional work.
It was displayed in the exhibition: Me + My Shadow [BOX] – at the Dunedin Fine Arts Center which opened on 5/19/17.

Relationship CXXV at DFAC

This was a “Chinese Auction” style exhibition, where attendees bought tickets to put in the little box next to the artworks they wanted. My wife went to the opening (I had to work) and she actually won back my piece and another piece.

 

See short video of details:

 

Then this piece was submitted as an entry for the into the Doug & Laurie Kanyer Art Collection Purchase Award at Kolaj Fest New Orleans 2019 and was accepted and purchased on 10/7/2019 for $199 to be added to of their collection where it now resides.

www.kanyerartcollection.com/collages

sticker # 93 “PRIORITY zero”

FANCLUB 13 sticker # 93 “PRIORITY zero”
was made on a (Jan 1999) Bluetop Label 228 with trash from the streets, on 4/21/17 while sitting at Black Crow Coffee in Old Northeast St. Pete, FL.

It was sent on 6/22/17 along with other stickers (# 94 & # 105), to Camden Noir in Savannah for publication in the 2nd Label 228 Project book, which is still looking for a publisher as far as I know.

After 7 years, Ray Johnson Fan Club becomes FANCLUB 13

122 - CXXIIs

After 7 years, “Ray Johnson Fan Club” becomes “FANCLUB 13”

I worked anonymously under the artist name “Ray Johnson Fan Club” for seven years making street art collages and sending out mail art. But in 2017, I officially changed my Nom d’Artiste to “FANCLUB 13” – still in reference & reverence for Ray.

from a post I made on this day:
“RAYJOHNSONFANCLUB becomes FANCLUB13. “Today is January Friday the 13th. Exactly 21 years after Ray Johnson dyed himself dead. In his honor I’m watching “How to Draw a Bunny” again, and I am officially changing my nom d’artiste to: FANCLUB13. I will continue to update my sites with the work I have already completed before today as #rayjohnsonfanclub. But henceforth I will work only under the name #FANCLUB13 and you can eventually see all my future work @fanclub.13 or  http://www.fanclub13.com.

FC13 sticker # 87
my very first collage using the artist name “FANCLUB 13”

FC13 sticker # 87

this blue, Hello My Name Is sticker was made using trash from the streets on 1/13/17 while sitting at Black Crow Coffee at 722 2nd St N. in Old Northeast St. Pete.

i was still struggling with how to make the imprint and just used a stencil. Was considering making the stickers with the large “PAY NO ATTENTION” but later decided to make the imprints the same for the stickers as they are for the “relationships.”

It was stuckup the same night on the back of a stop sign on 7th Street N. beside the Morean Arts Center.

FANCLUB 13 Relationship CXXII ~ CHERRY ME Diamond
my first relationship collage using the artist name “FANCLUB 13” this collage on a used CD/DVD was made using trash from the streets on 1/13/17 while sitting at Black Crow Coffee at 722 2nd Street N in Old Northeast St. Pete.

It was left on a dumpster the same night, in an alley just north of the building the coffee shop is in on 2nd Street N.

Relationship LXXVI ~ left in Monmartre Paris

Ray Johnson Fan Club Relationship LXXVI

 “FOR YOUR Health SEE DOUBLE WITH ELECTIONS GALORE”

was completed 3/29/2014 using only trash from the streets of Paris.

076-LXXVIs

I started with the album cover “101 Strings plus Guitars Galore Volume 2”.

This collage was left the same day in the Passage des Abbesses in Monmartre, Paris, France.

=======================================