City as Canvas

A new exhibition at The Museum of the City of New York:

Martin Wong, an East Village artist and collector of graffiti art, amassed a treasure trove of hundreds of works on paper and canvas — in aerosol, ink, and other mediums. The artists, including Keith Haring, Lee Quiñones, LADY PINK, and FUTURA 2000, were seminal figures in an artistic movement that spawned a worldwide phenomenon, altering music, fashion, and popular visual culture. The exhibition ‘City as Canvas: Graffiti Art from the Martin Wong Collection’ includes over 150 works on canvas and other media, along with photographs of graffiti writing long erased from subways and buildings. Wong, who died of AIDS in 1999, donated his collection to the City Museum in 1994.

Runs until August 24. More information here.


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