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Street Market
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October 05, 2000 — December 02, 2000
18 Wooster Street, New York

In the exhibition Street Market, Barry McGee, Todd James and Stephen Powers joined forces to recreate their version of an urban street inside Deitch Projects' 18 Wooster Street Gallery. A liquor store, a bodega, a check-cashing outfit, and a car service dispatch office lined up beneath a cascade of illuminated signs. Battered trucks, bombed with graffiti tags lay upended on the gallery floor. James and Powers spent several months scouring the streets for discarded signs and storefronts, reassembling the debris into a startling fusion of urban reality and urban fantasy. Barry McGee added both wall mural and sculptural elements, inspired by the urban phenomenon of panel trucks completely covered by layers of graffiti tags.

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Barry McGee (Twist)
Steve Powers (ESPO)

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