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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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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Detective Show, Gorman Park, Itchycoo Park, 85th Street, Jackson Heights, Queens, NY 1978.

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Gorman Park, also known as 85th St. Park, is among the first locations in New York to have street art/graffiti/stencils. The words Itchyoo Park were painted in large white letters on the front of the parkhouse in 1968. Additional street works were seen here in 1969 and again in 1977, 78 and throughout the 80s. Read the rest of this entry »