After 7 years, Ray Johnson Fan Club becomes FANCLUB 13

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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.

RJFC sticker # 86 stuckup in Decatur

rjfc sticker # 86
this blue, “Hello My Name Is” sticker was made on 12/14/16 while sitting at The Bends, a bar at 919 !st Ave N. in St. Pete, Florida.

This is the last collage sticker when I used the Artist Name “Ray Johnson Fan Club.” On 1/13/17, I changed my name to FANCLUB 13.

rjfc sticker # 86 stuckup in Decatur

It was left outside Atlanta on 1/5/17 on a green dumpster in a small Labeauratoire Sticker Bomb, on Sunstede Drive behind Melton’s App & Tap at 2500 N. Decatur Rd, Decatur, GA.

RJFC Hits Art Week Miami 2016

I took the opportunity to head down to Miami again for Art Week in December of 2016. I literally got blisters on my feet from walking so much. I managed to meet many great artists and see a lot of inspiring work. Only put up 3 pieces on this visit but I was pretty happy with them. rjfc sticker # 82

RJFC sticker # 82 was made on a CD label using trash from the street. It was completed on 5/12/16 while sitting at the Starbucks on Belcher at SR60 in Clearwater, FL.
rjfc sticker # 82 left in Miami
This sticker was part of a sticker bomb I put on a wooden palate in the back of Gallery 212, near the intersection of NW 24th Street & NW 2nd Avenue.

rjfc sticker # 83RJFC sticker # 83 was made on a small rectangular label using trash from the street. It was completed on 5/12/16 while sitting at the Starbucks on Belcher at SR60 in Clearwater, FL.
rjfc sticker # 83 stuckup in Miami

rjfc sticker # 83 stuckup in MiamiThis sticker was part of a sticker bomb I put on a graffiti wall, of a building (that was since torn down) at the intersection of NW 27th Terrace & NW 2nd Avenue, in Miami, Florida.

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relationship CXXI ~ Inside the mind of The most thought-provoking WUNDERLICH Collectible TACO UNDER 21

This, my 121st “relationship” collage was completed on 12/4/16. I used a base of the album cover “Wunderlich Pops 2.”
wunderlich pops 2
Then I arranged only trash found on the streets of Miami. I started it while sitting at the Starbucks at 2937 Biscayne Blvd, at the intersection of NE 30th Street on the evening of 12/3/16, then finished it after midnight in my room at an Air BnB apartment in Little Haiti at 335 Northeast 53rd Street.
rjfc relationship CXXI left in Miami
I left it the morning of 12/4/16 on a wall outside the Lulu Laboratorium on NE 23rd Street at the intersection of NW 1st Place, right beside a SacSix piece of Oprah Winfrey. This was about 2 blocks from Wynwood Walls, and just a block away from Panther Coffee, where I was meeting Colorado artist Frank Kwiatkowski an hour later.

RJFC sticker # 85 stuckup in ATL

rjfc sticker # 85

RJFC sticker # 85 was made on a small rectangular label, with trash from the streets, on 6/28/16 while sitting at Starbucks on Belcher Rd, at SR60 in Clearwater, FL.

rjfc sticker # 85 left in Atlanta
It was left 10/23/16 on a green dumpster in a small Labeauratoire Sticker Bomb, behind Little Five Points Pizza off Seminole Ave. NE, in Atlanta Georgia,