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.”
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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.

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 # 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.

That time when RJFC hit Denver in 2016

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Urban Price Tag no. 500
left 4/9/16 on a stop sign on Broadway at 25th Street across from Silverstate Lofts in Denver.

Back in April of 2016 I had the opportunity to make a quick trip to Denver, Colorado for the first time. We stayed on East Colfax Ave, near N.Downing St.  I sat several times at (what was then) the Sanora Cafe to work on my collages with trash found on the streets of Denver.

I also began my first Urban Price Tags here. Made and left four of them in Denver. I need to revisit this fun project soon. These little red price tags are “numbered” in a random fashion depending on what numbers I discover in my found objects. They could be a dollar or euro amount, a percentage, or just any kind of number.

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Urban Price Tag no. 500

Urban Price Tag no. 500 was made on 4/9/16 with trash from the streets of Denver. I made my first two while sitting at the Sanora Cafe on E. Colfax Ave.
It was left 4/9/16 on a stop sign on Broadway at 25th Street across from Silverstate Lofts (see top photo)

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Urban Price Tag no. 303

Urban Price Tag no. 303 was also made on 4/9/16 while sitting at the Sanora Cafe on E. Colfax Ave.

48320074447_760aef18c3_bIt was left 4/9/16 on a fence in the graffiti alley between Larimer Street & Walnut Street, between 29th & 28th St. (above)

Urban Price Tags no. 560 & no. 10 were also made on 4/9/16 while sitting at the Sanora Cafe on E. Colfax Ave.

Urban Price Tag no. 560 was left on a street sign in front of the Colonnade Lofts at 1210 E. Colfax Ave. on 4/11/16.

Urban Price Tag no. 10 was left on a stairway handrail post in the Denver Art Museum on on 4/10/16.

I made two stickers and one “relationship” piece while in Denver: stickers # 77 & #78, and Relationship CXIX. But I also left some stickers I’d previously made, and brought with me.

Sticker # 68 (above) was made back in Tampa Bay on a CD label on 12/14/15. I stuck it on a cool “Route 40” green bike rack in front of the Sanora Cafe on East Colfax at Marion St. on  4/11/16. (below)

RJFC sticker # 76 was made on a small rectangular sticker using trash from the streets. I made it while sitting at a Starbucks in Pinellas Park, Fl, in The Shoppes at Park Place on 1/23/16. It was left on a lightpost outside the old 14th St. staff entrance to the Denver Art Museum on Sunday, 4/10/16. (below)

RJFC sticker # 77 (above) was made with trash from the streets of Denver on a 2013 USPS Priority Mail Label 228, while sitting at the Sanora Cafe on East Colfax at Marion St. on 4/9/16.
I left it the same day in a Labeauratoire Sticker Bomb (below) on a trash dumpster in the graffiti alley between Larimer Street & Walnut Street, between 29th & 28th St. along with work by Mimi le Clown, dwkrsna, C0rpse, Neverfart, Sara Conti, GATS, Artissin, JPO, Obey, Kryptc, CistOnes, SoreInfest, Jacuzzi & more…

And finally, my larger collage, Relationship CXIX – (THE BLOODY BARBER HIT MY fantastic PONYTAIL COACH) was also made on 4/11/16 while sitting at the Sanora Cafe.

It was made on a vintage album cover using trash found on the streets of Denver (above).

Relationship CXIX was left on 4/11/16 on an electrical box at the corner of East Colfax Avenue and North Lafayette Street, near Ice Cream Riot.

So altogether I left nine collage street art pieces on this trip to Denver. I also discovered some fantastic artists while there. Hope to visit again sometime..

Relationship CXVIII – (MOLDOVA Double Stuff)

Relationship CXVIII – (MOLDOVA Double Stuff)

A DVD collaged with found trash and stenciled with deStijl lines in red & yellow. Started while sitting at Starbucks Park Place in Pinellas Park, Florida on 1/23/16 & completed (the spray paint at home) on 4/19/2016.

Sent (along with CXII) to
Brooklyn for exhibition:
“Works of Art” at Bushwick Spray Paint Shop on 4/30/16
1009 Broadway, Bell 203, Brooklyn, NY
Then left on the streets of Brooklyn after the show.

Relationship CXVI (IF YOU ARE NOT A WINNER, PLEASE BECOME PART-TIME GUN DEALER)

Relationship CXVI (IF YOU ARE NOT A WINNER, PLEASE BECOME PART-TIME GUN DEALER)


Completed ON 1/17/16 while sitting at Starbucks in International Plaza in Tampa, Florida. It is made by collaging found trash on a used DVDR.


Sent to & published in the Zine “Be A Pal” Issue 1
(along with sticker # 65)
published by Jude & Val Lobasso

(and I got issue #13!)

RJFC hits Florida Keys 2015

During my first visit to the Florida Keys in 2015, I left five pieces out on the streets.

As detailed in my previous post, for the commemoration of my 100th “Relationship” collage, I made a series of 10 (+1 artist’s proof) collaged book pages. This piece (Relationship C) was left on 11/22/15 in Key West, Florida. I stuck it on a Key West Citizen Newspaper box beside the (closed) Backspace Bar & Kitchen at the intersection of James St. and Grinnell St.

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Relationship C – “TIME TO KILL PAINTING” left on 11/22/15 in Key West.

RJFC Sticker # 59 was completed in Clearwater, Florida around 11/3/15, using found trash on a CD label.

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RJFC Sticker # 59

It was left on 11/22/15, on the outside of a purple magazine distribution box for Key West Maps & Coupons, just beside the famous Schooner Western Union, in the Key West Bight Marina at the end of William Street.

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RJFC Sticker # 59 – left in Key West.

Stickers No. 60 & 61 were completed on 11/19/15 while sitting at a Panera restaurant at Clearwater Mall. These rectangular stickers all measure about 45mm x 118mm each.

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RJFC sticker # 60

Sticker # 60 was left on the signpost for Mile 0 of US Highway 1 in Key West on 11/22/15.

RJFC sticker # 61

Sticker # 61 was left on a telephone pole in front of Florida Bay Outfitters, beside Jimmy Johnson’s Big Chill Restaurant and Bar (where we had lunch) on US Highway 1 in Key Largo on 11/24/15.

RJFC sticker # 61 left in Key Largo

 

RJFC Relationship CXIII ~ “A Strictly Limited Edition of Five Hundred Knives Helps Build Lean Muscle over your existing higher interest debts” was made with found trash on a 45 record. It was also completed on 11/19/15 while sitting at a Panera restaurant at Clearwater Mall.

RJFC Relationship CXIII ~ “A Strictly Limited Edition of Five Hundred Knives Helps Build Lean Muscle over your existing higher interest debts”

RJFC Relationship CXIII was left on the back of a sign while exiting Mallory Square toward Tifts Alley in Key West on 11/23/15.

RJFC Relationship CXIII left in Key West