Posts Tagged ‘USA’

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

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Sticker # 62 was completed on December 1, 2015 while sitting at Starbucks at SR60 & Belcher in Clearwater. These rectangular stickers measure about 45mm x 118mm.

RJFC sticker # 62

This sticker was left on an electrical box behind a bus stop on in Orlando, Florida, while I was there on a day-trip on 1/19/16. This was on Round Lake Road near the intersection of International Drive in front of a Walgreens, beside the Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant where I’d met an old friend.

RJFC sticker # 62 left in Orlando.

Relationship CXI – (PLEASE ADD HAIR TO CHER AND RETURN TO RAY JOHNSON c/o PERFORMA)

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Completed on 10/16/15. Made only with found trash.

My collage for the exhibition: Please Add To and Return to Ray Johnson.

Please Add To and Return To: Mail Art Homage to Ray Johnson
Sunday, November 1 — Sunday, November 22, 11:00am — 7:00pm
Printed Matter
231 11th Ave.
New York, NY 10001

“This exhibition is the culmination of Performa’s 2015 mail art re-activation project celebrating the work of artist Ray Johnson, “one of the most revered underground artists of the last half of the 20th century.”

As an homage to Johnson, the father of mail art, on the 20th anniversary of his death, Performa (in collaboration with the Ray Johnson Estate) placed a number of the artist’s “templates” back into circulation inviting participants to draw, collage or otherwise “add to” them and then “return” them to Johnson c/o Performa via USPS, the internet or through social media using the hashtag #PleaseAddTo.”

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Photograph by Printed Matter showing part of the installation.

 

ArtNews article from 10/29/15:

‘Please Add To and Return To: Mail Art Homage to Ray Johnson’ at Printed Matter

 

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.

RJFC Relationship C – Left in Key West

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

 

Ray Johnson Fan Club Relationship C ~ “Time to Kill PAINTING”

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The first in series of ten altered book pages, each similar yet different.

For the commemoration of my 100th “Relationship” collage, I made a series of 10 (+1 artist’s proof). These were completed in October 2015 using trash, found items, ink, and stenciled spray paint, all on pages from the book “Time to Kill”, a 1953 Popular Library paperback book by Terry Spain. All are mounted on USPS Priority recycled cardboard.

Each example has a different title beginning with “Time to kill…” and then paired with a clipped word or phrase.

Additionally, one phrase is highlighted in pink on each page, and paired with a clipping phrase. There is a horizontal rectangle in the lower half of each page which is a combination of found losing lottery tickets, and pages from a pocket Bible with the word of God printed in red. Each page also has a “spirograph” drawing in two colors, a small piece from paper money of Guyana,  a vertical stripe clipping of a sexy man from a magazine, and a torn box flap showing the printer’s color process control patches.

RJFC Relationships 100-109

RJFC Relationships 100-109

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.

RJFC Relationship C - Left in Key West

RJFC Relationship C – Left in Key West

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RJFC Relationship CX – Artist’s Proof – Page 95 –  “Time to Kill New Significance” (given to Karen Rothstein in Atlanta)

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Ray Johnson Fan Club hits Florida over Christmas 2013…

Ray Johnson Fan Club – Relationship LXXII ~ “Smoky Moutarde.”

This visit to the states wasn’t very productive artwise, but I did get to spend some quality time with family.
Ray Johnson Fan Club Relationship LXXII “Smoky Moutarde” was completed 12/2013 using trash found on the streets. I made it on a CDR that was messed up in my CD writer.
This collage was left 12/27/2013 in the men’s room at the Lucky Dill Deli (awesome sandwiches!) in Palm Harbor, Florida, USA. The interior of the bathroom had been painted in a graffiti style so it seemed like a good place to leave some actual street art, (see below.)

RJFC Relationship LXXII – Left in Palm Harbor, Florida

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RJFC sticker #42

RJFC Sticker #42 was completed 12/20/13 using trash found on the streets of Satellite Beach, Florida, USA.

I left it in there the next day,12/21/13 on a stop sign in the parking lot of Pelican Park Beach. See below.

RJFC sticker #42 ~ Left in Satellite Beach Florida

RJFC signing off from The States. Next target: Madrid!

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RJFC Sticker #37 was completed on 7/12/2013 using trash found on the streets. 

RJFC sticker #37

It was made while sitting at “Le temps d’un café” in Mons, Belgium and later mailed off to a fan in New York.

UPDATE: This sticker #37, was sent to a fan in New York who posted it up 8/8/13 on the streets of SoHo NYC at the intersection of Crosby and Jersey Streets.

RJFC sticker #37 Left in New York!

The first time RJFC hits New York!

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