Revisiting the “Detective Show,” the Moment Street Art Changed Forever

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Street art, or should we say, work sprung from the urban environment, has journeyed so many waves over the last forty years that it’s hard to pinpoint some of the origin stories. We widely consider NYC to be the epicenter and birthplace of what we call graffiti and street art, and the Detective Show is one of the markers by which we make this distinction. Amazingly, it was almost forgotten by time, until Bio Editions created this incredible book as a historical document of a landmark moment. Organized by conceptual and urban artist John Fekner in Jackson Heights, Queens in 1978, the Detective Show was perhaps the first “immersive outdoor urban art event,” a street art festival as we might…

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