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 # 63 in Tampa

RJFC sticker # 63 was completed on 12/2/15 while sitting at Starbucks in Safety Harbor. It’s collaged trash on a CD label measuring about 120mm across.

This sticker was stuck to the back of a bus stop bench on 1/9/16 just near the Cass Contemporary art gallery on South MacDill Ave & West Granada Street.

RJFC sticker # 63 left in Tampa

RJFC sticker 58

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RJFC Sticker # 58 was completed on 10/8/15 using found trash on a CD label. It was made while sitting with friends KickFace & Windingears in St. Petersburg, Florida .

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It was left the same day, on a lamp post outside The Amsterdam bar on Central Avenue.

 

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Relationship XCVII ~ “KEEP THIS WONDERFUL RAINBOW”

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Ray Johnson Fan Club Relationship XCVII ~ “KEEP THIS WONDERFUL RAINBOW” was completed 09/18/2015 using trash from the streets, on the back of an old record cover.

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It was left the same day on a boarded-up window in an alley behind The State Theater on Central Avenue in St. Petersburg, Florida.