Sunday, February 2, 2014

NYC: Feb 4 - Aug 24, 2014: City as Canvas

City As Canvas

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.

“City as Canvas” focuses on the 1970s and ’80s, featuring the work of Mr. Goodstone (Sharp), Lee QuiƱones (LEE), Christopher Ellis (Daze), Andrew Witten (Zephyr), Donald White (Dondi), Sandra Fabara (Lady Pink), Rammellzee, and Keith Haring. They are among the pioneers who laid the foundation for the New York graffiti art movement.

The artists are 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.