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Turn Posters Installed in Bayside NY

Poster and Video Project

John Fekner & Don Leicht
This collaborative poster and video project was specifically created and installed in Sweden, ranked (3rd) with Norway (2nd) and Switzerland (1st) on the global list of countries according to the 2008 Environmental Performance Index (EPI) produced by a team of environmental experts at Yale University and Columbia University. To see how your country is rated: http://epi.yale.edu
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Toxic Junky: A painting collaboration with David Wojnarowicz

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In 1983, David Wojnarowicz had seen my Toxic Junkie mural on the 2nd Street on the Loisaida of New York. He suggested working on some collaborations and we did a few in different media. David was unique, intense and extremely generous. He was a sharing and supportive artist in every aspect of the collaborative process; no matter what the final outcome might be; a painting, a painted found sculptural object, or a sound recording.

A Day With(Out) Art
Dec 1

Space Invaders Since 1982

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Space Invaders is an ongoing collaborative project by Fekner and Don Leicht that began in 1982 with the cut metal painting Your Space Has Been Invaded-Our Children are Fighting a Terrible War. Whole Families are being led to the Battlescreen. It functions as an observation, critique and question about media control of the social space of our families.


John Fekner & Don Leicht


“Our children are fighting a terrible war. Whole families are being sent to the battlescreen” 1982

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Charlotte Street, South Bronx, NY August 1980

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Broken Promises

The Charlotte Street Stencils were painted during the last week of July and the first week of August 1980. John Fekner stencils Broken Promises, Falsas Promesas, Decay, Broken Treaties, Last Hope and Save Our School on the walls and buildings of Charlotte Street in the South Bronx. The message of Fekner’s stencils focus on pointing out the deteriorating conditions and issues that have plagued the community since the 1960s. Fekner’s purpose is to call attention to inadequate housing, poor services and the deplorable social problems afflicting the neighborhood residents for the past two decades.

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Kinder auf der Flucht/Children on the Run

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John Fekner & Don Leicht
KunstBuroBerlin, Germany
Kinder auf der Flucht/Children on the Run
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Beauty’s Only Street Deep

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Wooster on Spring

Dec 15-17, 2006
John Fekner & Don Leicht
Beauty’s Only Street Deep
Wooster on Spring
Candle Building, 11 Spring Street NYC

Photo by Jeewon Shin
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Civil War Then and Now

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Civil War Then and Now a collaboration with Steve Ceraso
The Sculptors Guild
Group exhibition on Governors Island
Jerelyn Hanrahan, Curator
May 31 – October 1, 2008
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Timeline of collaboration with Don Leicht

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Don Leicht (b. NYC) lives in the Bronx.

John Fekner (b. NYC) lives in Queens.

Fekner pursues fine arts as an undergraduate student at the New York Institute
of Technology and works as an assistant with artists associated with the 55 Mercer
Street Gallery located in Soho (1968-72). At the same time, Leicht attends the
School of Visual Arts studying with Richard Artschwager, Steve Reich and Robert

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