RJFC Sticker #18 (Left in Paris)

Ray Johnson Fan Club sticker #18

RJFC Sticker #18 was completed 2/6/2013 – and left below the window of the Mail Art Exhibition at the Louis Vuitton Espace Culturel on the Champs-Élysées in Paris, France.

RJFC Sticker #18 (left in Paris)

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USING TRASH OFF THE STREETS TO MAKE ART ON THE STREETS.
I use only trash and found items to collage these handmade, signed & numbered stickers. They are made to compliment my larger works which in which I use trashy paperback book covers, record & magazine covers, 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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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 XIX – “Big Treat from the Paradise Machine”

Via Flickr:
Collage with Found Objects
Relationship XIX – “Big Treat from the Paradise Machine”

This collage was left in Paris on 2/22/11 along Rue Aubry le Boucher near the Centré Pompidou.

see where it was left in Paris:
Relationship XIX (left in Paris)

see the original record cover:
Big Hits from the Fabulous 50s (Relationship XIX)

Relationship XVIII – “Parisienne Brute”

Via Flickr:
Relationship XVII – “Parisienne Brute”
This collage was left in Paris on 2/21/11 along Rue des Guillemites in Le Marais.

see where it was left in Paris:
Relationship XVIII (left in Paris)

see the original record cover:
Gaité Parisienne - (Relationship XVIII)

Relationship VII “Democracy Disco”

Via Flickr:
Relationship VII
Completed on 8/12/10
Relationship VII left in Lille, France 9/4/10 on the overpass by Le Corbusier beside the Euralille shopping center.

See where it was left:
Relationship VII left in Lille, France

See the original album cover: 12 Disco Hits No.38
12 Disco Hits No 38   (from Relationship VII)

Relationship II / (Chinese Kung Fu)

Via Flickr:
My second collage “Relationship II”

Posted up in Paris on 5/15/10 on Rue Quincampoix near the intersection of Rue Aubry le Boucher just across from the Starbucks there.

See where it was left:
Relationship II (left)

Originally looked like this: “Chinese Kung Fu” by Banzaï
Chinese Kung Fu

I use old record covers as a starting point for my hand-cut and paste collages. I then use only found objects or items from the trash, recycling bin, or 99¢ flea market boxes. Sometimes incorporating my own Polaroid photographs. Then I leave them out in public as street art for everyone to enjoy (or destroy.)

Relationship I / Hollywood

Relationship I / Hollywood by LANCEPHOTO
Relationship I / Hollywood, a photo by LANCEPHOTO on Flickr.

 

My very first collage: Relationship I / Hollywood – was left in Paris, France on a wall of a square near the intersection of  Rue Brisemiche and Rue du Cloître Saint-Merri on 5/14/10. I had finished it several days earlier.

I use old record covers as a starting point for my hand-cut and paste collages. I then use only found objects or items from the trash, recycling bin, or 99¢ flea market boxes. Sometimes incorporating my own Polaroid photographs. Then I leave them out in public as street art for everyone to enjoy (or destroy.)

See where it was left in Paris:
<a href=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/lancephoto/4887318001/&#8221; title=”Relationship I / Hollywood (left in Paris) by LANCEPHOTO, on Flickr”><img src=”http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4075/4887318001_3f2f1602a8.jpg&#8221; width=”500″ height=”375″ alt=”Relationship I / Hollywood (left in Paris)”></a>

here’s the original 45 record cover: “Hooray for Hollywood” by The Star Sisters
Star Sisters