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)

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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 # 97

FC13 sticker # 97
FC13 sticker # 97

It was made on a (July 2013) Priority Label 228 with trash from the streets, on 5/2/17 while sitting at Starbucks on SR 60 at Belcher in Clearwater, Florida.

This is one of the first FC13 tag stickers I did. Trying to suss out my tag style. I have kept it for my archives.

sticker # 96

FANCLUB 13 sticker # 96  – “merica is an organ.”
FANCLUB 13 - sticker # 96

Collaboration with Philly artist @faithsfunnn on one of her custom painted “sticker blanks.”

It was made on a (March 2016) Priority Label 228 with trash from the streets, on 4/28/17 while sitting at Starbucks on SR 60 at Belcher in Clearwater, Florida.

It was given to one of my favorite artists, Remi Rough in Dulwich, UK during a visit to his studio on 10/25/17. I gave it to him along with a pile of blank USPS label 228s and one of my first Zine publications (B 20/100). He was kind enough to sell me one of his prints while I was there.

sticker # 94

FANCLUB 13 sticker # 94 “Additional restrictions may apply.”

FANCLUB 13 sticker # 94

Collaboration with Philly artist @faithsfunnn on one of her custom painted “sticker blanks.”

It was made on a (March 2016) Priority Label 228 with trash from the streets, on 4/26/17 while sitting at Barnes & Noble Café at US 19 & Sunset Point in Clearwater, FL.

It was sent on 6/22/17 along with other stickers (# 93 & # 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.

sticker # 92

FANCLUB 13 sticker # 92

this small rectangular sticker was made using trash from the streets on 4/7/17 while sitting at Starbucks on SR 60 at Belcher in Clearwater, Florida.

It was given to my friend & fellow artist @dizzism (Kurt-Dale Watson) while we were both at Black Crow Coffee Shop in Old Northeast St. Pete on 5/20/17.

Relationship CXXIII ~ Dangerous Goods Support Team in Stratford UK.

FANCLUB 13 relationship CXXIII : Dangerous Goods Support Team 

Completed on 3/3/17 while sitting at the Starbucks on Belcher at SR60 in Clearwater, FL.
Using trash collaged on a real photo post card I’d made in the Morean Darkroom of a picture I shot in Miami during Art Week in 12/2016.

This piece was sent as Mail Art to be put on display for the Twitter Art Exhibit #twitrartexhibit #TAE17 to benefit Molly Olly’s Wishes (raised more than $20,000) at the Arts House, 14 Rother Street in Stratford Upon Avon, UK. The exhibit opened on 4/1/17 and ran through 4/19/17.

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.

relationship CXX ~ Edison’s new fashioned individual QUICKSILVER Embrace

My 120th “relationship” collage was made for the exhibition Keep St. Pete Weird, at Davidson Fine Art in the Central Edge district of St. Petersburg, Florida.

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relationship CXX ~ Edison’s new fashioned individual QUICKSILVER Embrace

The main section was completed 8/31/16, arranging found trash on a paperback romance novel.
Captive Embrace
Captive Embrace by Sylvie F. Sommerfield.

I made it while sitting at the Starbucks on Belcher at SR60 in Clearwater, FL.

The “frame” was completed 9/6/16, by gluing pages from the book to the lid of a shoebox, highlighting random passages, and then spraying them with clearcoat. The cover is affixed to the inside of the frame using magnets.
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Keep St. Pete Weird
The exhibition: Keep St. Pete Weird, opened on 9/10/2016 at Davidson Fine Art in the Central Edge district of St. Petersburg, Florida.

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,

RJFC sticker # 81 stuck in Orlando


RJFC sticker # 81 “Office use only” was also made on 5/11/16 with trash from the streets. It was made on a small rectangle label while sitting at Starbucks on SR 60 at Belcher Rd in Clearwater, Florida.


I stuck it up 7/18/16, on a lightpost electrical box in the parking lot of a Starbucks in Orlando, Florida on S. Orange Blossom Trail at W. Lancaster Rd.