Nuclear Intrusions

Collaborations, Guerilla Art, Political Art, Projects, Stencils, Street Art, Toxic Wastes No Comments

Nuke Freeze
Central Park, NY

The Daze of Toxic Water
Southampton, NY
Collaboration with Andrew Ruhren

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Post No Bills/Post No Dreams Winter 78-79

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The Post No Bills/Post No Dreams project was one of the first examples of street art culture jamming and subversive advertising. Other stencils created in the series included Instant This Instant That, No TV, Soft Brains Watch The Screen And Buy The Jeans, Doomsday and My Ad Is No Ad. Read the rest of this entry »

The Wall Blood Series

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The Wall Blood Series was a two part project that began indoors at P.S. 1 in 1976 with Mementoes of a Schoolbuilding and continued outdoors with Rust Decay through 1981. Indoors,  I used handmade paper pulp to cast walls, doors, sewer covers, plumbing fixtures and other architectural elements. Outdoors, I used the same technique on cars, trucks and other outdoor surfaces.

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Toxic Wastes Earth Day 2010 (Wastebed 13) Re-Edit

Multi-Media, Projects, Toxic Wastes, Video 1 Comment

A few days before the start of National Park Week and the 40th anniversary of Earth Day on April 22nd, a major volcanic eruption in Iceland occurred. Whether it’s Mother Nature as in this case or man-made induced, these disruptions to our daily life create a moment to pause and contemplate the possible catastrophic impact on civilization and future generations. Read the rest of this entry »

Barely Visible Portraits: Part 2

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Van Duyne

Van Duyne 1973
Ink on Canvas
60 x 48 inches
Collection of the artist
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Barely Visible Portraits: Part 1

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Under the Microscope (series) 1970

Under the Microscope (series) 1970
Colorered Ink on Canvas
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Demolition Leftovers 1978

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The purpose of the Demolition Leftovers project was to bring attention to ninety abandoned construction fence poles that circled the United States Pavilion demolition site. Although the site was seeded and new grass was growing, rusted demolition poles were hazardous and remained standing for months after the work crew left the area. I painted the poles bright fluorescent orange, not only as an attempt to draw attention to their existence, but functioned as a temporary artwork to visitors to the park. Eventually, after writing a few letters, the poles were completed removed from the site, bringing the park back to its natural state of existence. Read the rest of this entry »

Fashion Moda-Selected Projects

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Danger Live Artists

Fekner visits Fashion Moda in 1979 which leads to his installation of NO TV/READ which is simultaneously shown at P. S. 1 and Galerie S:t Petri -Archive of Experimental and Marginal Art in Lund, Sweden. In the window of Fashion Moda, Fekner creates an installation with a TV set, a stenciled logo and a statement in both English and Spanish in February 1980. Read the rest of this entry »

Eco Art Projects-Warning Signs 4U2C

Demolition, Projects, Stencils, Street Art, Toxic Wastes, Urban Decay 7 Comments


“As a painter, act as the eye of the community, for the community.”

“In the 70s, I made a conscious choice of changing the formal aesthetics I was taught in art school. No longer interested in working within the spatial restrictions of a white canvas, I embraced the outdoors, reducing the value of an art object to that of a shared visual experience for the general public. At the same time, the formal ‘blankness’ of a typical gallery, devoid of any distinctive character, no longer held interest for me.”

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X Americana X

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X Americana X
In the summer of 1985 without a studio to work in, John Fekner turned a Sunday painter using his car as a traveling studio and setup shop at a few of his favorite locations alongside a highway in Queens and a parkway in the Bronx. Fekner said it was the best place to work outside without being disturbed; no phone calls, only the birds and the whizzing of cars and trucks. A favorite spot was under the Long Island Expressway at the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway exit where he previously spray painted Trees, Toxic, and RUA Vidiot?

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