Eric sent notice about a very important exhibition of work by artist Martin Wong, currently on view at the Bronx Museum.
“About a year and a half ago I worked as a Curatorial Fellow at the Bronx Museum of the Arts on the exhibition Martin Wong: Human Instamatic. Martin Wong moved to New York in the late 1970s where he began to paint scenes of New York’s crumbling lower east side during the 1980s. He also painted scenes of New York and San Francisco’s Chinatown, a series of jail inspired paintings, several paintings of Bruce Lee, and self portraits from his early years. This retrospective features roughly 100 works by Martin Wong and showcases his diversity as an artist.”
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Martin Wong also has a site-specific painting at the LGBT Center in NY; you can check out his work in a stairwell and Keith Haring’s in the former bathroom!