CITY AS CANVAS: GRAFFITI ART FROM THE MARTIN WONG COLLECTION OPENS FEBRUARY 4th AT THE MUSEUM OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK
The first time exhibition of works from the expansive street art collection of Martin Wong.
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 begins 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.
READ MORE: http://www.mcny.org/content/city-canvas
CHECK OUT SOME OF THE COLLECTION: http://collections.mcny.org/Gallery/24UPN47RMLQ

CITY AS CANVAS: GRAFFITI ART FROM THE MARTIN WONG COLLECTION OPENS FEBRUARY 4th AT THE MUSEUM OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK

The first time exhibition of works from the expansive street art collection of Martin Wong.

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 begins 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.

READ MORE: http://www.mcny.org/content/city-canvas

CHECK OUT SOME OF THE COLLECTION: http://collections.mcny.org/Gallery/24UPN47RMLQ

Martin Wong City as Canvas: Graffiti Art from the Martin Wong Collection Museum of the City of New York LADY PINK FUTURA 2000 Lee Quiñones DAZE Keith Haring

Lady Pink. WALL\THERAPY. Rochester, NY. July 2013. (photo © Jason Wilder)
“Mural art can enhance the life experience – an arguable effect of the arts in general,” the doctor says only a little didactically. All week during Wall\Therapy locals and visitors were taking tours on the El Camino Trail, watching walls going up in the South Wedge, and discussing art and the ideas that the artists are working with – whether it’s a portrait of Trayvon Martin in a piece by New Jersey’s LNY, a gentlemen’s fist fight by Ireland’s Conor Harrington, or a tribute to the influence of Xerox on the city by Baltimore’s Gaia.
Add the local talents, a cadre of volunteers and photographers and some serious old-skool big graffiti names from NYC rocking styles that started it all, this year there was more action than a Saturday night ER.
CHECK OUT MORE MURALS: http://www.brooklynstreetart.com/theblog/2013/07/31/wall-therapy-street-art-final-shots-from-rochester/?utm_source=MadMimi&utm_medium=email&utm_content=BSA+The+Last+Two+Weeks&utm_campaign=20130721_m116676951_Two+Weeks+On+BSA+%3A+Brooklyn+Street+Art&utm_term=Wall+_5CTherapy+_3A+Street+Art+Final+Shots+From+Rochester

Lady Pink. WALL\THERAPY. Rochester, NY. July 2013. (photo © Jason Wilder)

“Mural art can enhance the life experience – an arguable effect of the arts in general,” the doctor says only a little didactically. All week during Wall\Therapy locals and visitors were taking tours on the El Camino Trail, watching walls going up in the South Wedge, and discussing art and the ideas that the artists are working with – whether it’s a portrait of Trayvon Martin in a piece by New Jersey’s LNY, a gentlemen’s fist fight by Ireland’s Conor Harrington, or a tribute to the influence of Xerox on the city by Baltimore’s Gaia.

Add the local talents, a cadre of volunteers and photographers and some serious old-skool big graffiti names from NYC rocking styles that started it all, this year there was more action than a Saturday night ER.

CHECK OUT MORE MURALS: http://www.brooklynstreetart.com/theblog/2013/07/31/wall-therapy-street-art-final-shots-from-rochester/?utm_source=MadMimi&utm_medium=email&utm_content=BSA+The+Last+Two+Weeks&utm_campaign=20130721_m116676951_Two+Weeks+On+BSA+%3A+Brooklyn+Street+Art&utm_term=Wall+_5CTherapy+_3A+Street+Art+Final+Shots+From+Rochester

LADY PINK WALL THERAPY