Category Archives: my collages

Ray Johnson Fan Club hits Florida

RJFC sticker #42

RJFC sticker #42

Ray Johnson Fan Club hits Florida with trashy street art.
Read the article here: http://rayjohnsonfanclub.com/2014/01/29/fla2013/


Ray Johnson Fan Club hits Geneva

USING TRASH FROM THE STREETS TO MAKE ART ON THE STREETS

“Ray Johnson Fan Club” is one of my Noms de Guerre.

I use only trash and found objects in my hand-cut & paste collages.

Then I usually leave them out on the street for anyone to enjoy (or destroy.)

I made and posted four stickers and one larger collage during a recent trip to Geneva, Switzerland.

RJFC Sticker #30 RJFC sticker #32 RJFC sticker #31 RJFC sticker #33

RJFC Sticker #30

RJFC Sticker #30 was actually made 5/4/2013 using trash found on the streets of London.
I made it while on the ferry from Dover to Calais.

RJFC Sticker #30 left in Geneva
I left it in Geneva, Switzerland 5/25/2013 on a public trash can in front of the Mont Blanc store on Quai du Général-Guisan. (above)

RJFC sticker #31

RJFC Sticker #31 was completed 5/17/2013 while sitting at “Le temps d’un café” in Mons, Belgium.

RJFC sticker #31 (left in Geneva)

I left it in Geneva, Switzerland 5/26/2013 on a dog poop bag dispenser at a little park in Place de l’Octroi in the Carouge neighborhood.

RJFC sticker #32

RJFC Sticker #32 was completed 5/25/2013 using trash found on the streets of Geneva. I made it while visiting there at our rental apartment near Carouge.

RJFC sticker #32 (left in Geneva)

I left it in Geneva, Switzerland 5/26/2013 on a roundabout street sign on Rue Charles-Galland, between the Museum of Art and History and the Palais de Justice. (above)

RJFC sticker #33

RJFC Sticker #33 was completed 5/26/2013 using trash found on the streets of Geneva. I made it while visiting there at our rental apartment near Carouge.

RJFC sticker #33 (left in Geneva)

I left it 5/27/2013 on a large rusty planter in front of the Microcosm center at CERN (European Center for Nuclear Research) in Meyrin, just outside Geneva. (above)

It was a fairly productive visit for me and I also made one larger, record cover collage.

Relationship LXVI - "A new fashion of temptation without taboo in Swiss made BROADWAY"

Ray Johnson Fan Club Relationship LXVI
“A new fashion of temptation without taboo in Swiss made BROADWAY”

Click here to see where it was left!

SEE MORE OF MY COLLAGE WORK AT:

http://www.rayjohnsonfanclub.com

Thanks for looking ~ Lance Aram Rothstein

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RJFC Sticker #18 left in Paris

reblogged from http://www.rayjohnsonfanclub.com

Ray Johnson Fan Club sticker #18

RJFC Sticker #18 was completed 2/6/2013 – and left below the window of the Mail Art Exhibition at the Louis Vuitton Espace Culturel on the Champs-Élysées in Paris, France.

RJFC Sticker #18 (left in Paris)

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USING TRASH OFF THE STREETS TO MAKE ART ON THE STREETS.
I use only trash and found items to collage these handmade, signed & numbered stickers. They are made to compliment my larger works which in which I use trashy paperback book covers, record & magazine covers, posters, postcards and other mass-produced media as a base for my hand-cut & paste collages, which I usually leave out on the streets for anyone to enjoy (or destroy.)

See all my stickers here!

reblogged from http://www.rayjohnsonfanclub.com

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Ray Johnson Fan Club in Barcelona (chapter 2)

Here is the 2nd chapter in the story of things posted on the streets of Barcelona, Spain by Ray Johnson Fan Club (me).

Relationship LXI – all the Unreal Children LOVE the super surprise-party Penguin

Relationship LXI - all the Unreal Children LOVE the super surprise-party Penguin
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MADE WITH TRASH FROM THE STREETS OF BARCELONA
My 61st collage: Relationship LXI – “all the Unreal Children LOVE the super surprise-party Penguin” was completed and posted on December 30, 2012 in Barcelona Spain. It was made using the album cover from the record “Ralph the Sax & the Loveletts
This hand cut-and-paste collage took about 5 hours to complete. It was made using only trash found on the streets of Barcelona. Some of the notable items of trash include; green halo rays from a Mango Bar wrapper, service icons from a map of the Montserrat Abbey, government heads from a discarded financial paper, freedent gum wrapper, blue & white police tape, logo grid from a shop flyer, printer’s color-check marks from a pizza box, party penguin from part of an album cover, part of a Coke Zero label, fashion catalog order form, magnetic “bed” piece, “imagine” Hard Rock Cafe flyer, etc, etc,…
Relationship LXI (left in Barcelona)
I left this on a utility box along Avinguda Para-Lel in the Poble Sec neighborhood near the intersection of Carrer Tapioles.

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While there I also posted several of my new stickers!!!!!!

RJFC Stickers #7&8 posted in Montserrat, Spain.

Ray Johnson Fan Club sticker #7Ray Johnson Fan Club sticker #8

Stickers #7 & 8 were completed on 12/26/2012 and left the next day on a sign along the tracks at the Montserrat-Aeri train station. We’d just finished descending the mountain on the arial cable car and were waiting for the next train back to Barcelona.
stickers # 7&8 posted in Montserrat

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RJFC Sticker #9 Posted in Barcelona, Spain.

Ray Johnson Fan Club sticker #9

Sticker #9 was completed and posted on 12/29/2012 in Pl. les 3 Xemeneies in the Poble Sec neighborhood of Barcelona along Para-lel. I left it right between a Mimi the Clown piece and a nice large wall by Marina Capdevila.
sticker #9 posted in Barcelona

RJFC Sticker #10 (gaveaway)

Ray Johnson Fan Club sticker #10

Completed on 12/29/2012 and given to a new friend from Berlin while visiting Barcelona.

RJFC Sticker #11 (posted in Barcelona)
Ray Johnson Fan Club sticker #11
Sticker #11 was completed and posted on 12/29/2012 along Carrer del Comerç in Barcelona outside the display window of the J.VALL bicycle shop there. We were on our way to see the C215 exhibition at the Montana Gallery down the road when we came across a nice stencil by him on the way. I had this one last sticker in my bag and posted it nearby.

sticker #11 posted in Barcelona

RJFC Sticker #12 (posted in Barcelona)

Ray Johnson Fan Club sticker #12

RJFC Sticker #12 was completed on 12//29/2012 and posted the same day on a Spanish postal box along Passeig Joan Borbó near Barceloneta Beach, Spain.
sticker #12 posted in Barceloneta

you can see more of my stickers HERE.

or check me out at www.rayjohnsonfanclub.com

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Ray Johnson Fan Club in Barcelona (chapter 1)

Relationship LX - "YES SIR I CAN compromise MY insatiable spirit"

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MADE WITH TRASH FROM THE STREETS OF BARCELONA
My 60th collage: Relationship LX – “YES SIR I CAN compromise MY insatiable spirit” was completed and posted on December 28, 2012 in Barcelona Spain. It was made using the double album cover from the record “Yes Sir I Can Boogie.”
Yes Sir I Can Boogie (Collage LX)

This hand cut-and-paste collage took about 9 hours to complete. It was made using only trash found on the streets of Barcelona. Some of the notable items of trash include; halo rays from gum wrappers, black cat russian candy wrapper, empty pill packet, phone case receipt, automobile impound notice, scene from Call of Duty ad, Chupa Chup lollypop holder, part of a WINston cigarette pack and tax stamp, 100% natural ingredient badge from packet of crisps, ticket stub from Sagrada Familia, & clipping from Ikea flyer, clipping from a KFC packet, map showing the grounds of the Montserrat Abbey, dot-matrix computer paper edge, part of an “ONCE” charity lottery card, clippings from a Justin Bieber concert flyer, part of a Desigual 5€ coupon, background of a the Spanish stock market report, etc, etc,…

I left this on 12/28/12, posted on the glass encasement in the center of the skatepark in front of MACBA (Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona) for anyone to enjoy (or destroy…)

Relationship LX (left in Barcelona)

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I also posted some stickers while there:

USING TRASH OFF THE STREETS TO MAKE ART ON THE STREETS.

I use only trash and found items to collage these handmade, signed & numbered stickers. They are made to compliment my larger works which in which I use trashy paperback book covers, record & magazine covers, posters, postcards and other mass-produced media as a base for my hand-cut & paste collages, which I usually leave out on the streets for anyone to enjoy (or destroy.)

RJFC Sticker #5 posted in Barcelona.

Ray Johnson Fan Club Sticker #5
Completed in December 2012 while visiting Barcelona, Spain. This sticker was posted on 12/26/2012 just outside of MACBA (Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona).
sticker #5 posted in Barcelona

Ray Johnson Fan Club Sticker #6

Ray Johnson Fan Club Sticker #6

completed 12/2012 – posted the same day on a WC stall outside Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia Cathedral in the park across Carrer de Sardenya in Barcelona.

sticker #6 posted in Barcelona

 

SEE MORE OF MY WORK AT: www.rayjohnsonfanclub.com

Come back soon for (Chapter 2)


Ray Johnson Fan Club - Collage by L.A.R.

Collage Relationship XLIV was completed and left on Sunday 7/22/2012 on Rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud in the 11th arrondissement in Paris, France.
While staying in Paris for the weekend and visiting the Montparnasse Cemetery, this collage was made using the back side of the LP “Exitos del Verano”.

I collected most of the material as trash from the streets of Paris during my visit there. – Notably, a small post-it message to Charles Baudelaire I found beside his grave. (note: I purposefully selected this particular item because it had already been blown off the grave slab and was likely to blow farther or be picked up as trash.) It says (in French) “For Charles, The greatest poet in the world. With Gratitude” – it is signed but I can’t quite make out the…

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R.I.P. Lenny’s at Memorial & Harden in ATL

Before leaving Atlanta I wanted to leave one last collage at a certain place I must have passed a dozen times this last month.

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Enron Campaign – Nasty Never

“Lenny’s Food & Spirits” an abandoned building near the corner of Memorial Drive and Harden Street seems to have been a popular place when it was still going. From some of the artwork made on the walls it seems as though perhaps the property might have been sold to build high rise condos back before the housing crisis, and maybe the developers went bust before they could start building. But it was too late for poor old Lenny’s.

Just my speculation of course, but it looks as though some artists have been there to pay their respects and I thought I’d add my 2 cents worth.

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“Lenny’s Luxury Condos.”

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“Keep it up whitey.” – “Don’t leave home without…”

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Kaos Kings – I’m IPOE – Bad Company

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Gun & Balloons

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Got Tetas?

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Dorks like us. – Conspire ATL (across the street)

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AP ADM Goodbye Lenny’s

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Bush Heads

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CAS

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Here’s where I left my latest collage on 7/24/11.

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Relationship XXVIII “The Perils of a Burnished Ego” Made with found objects and trash.

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I’d used the album “Burnished Brass” by the George Shearing Quintet as my canvas.

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