I’m becoming more fascinated by the art of Martin Wong. I wrote about it previously here. The Bronx Museum of Art has an excellent summary page of their exhibit with links to a long list of glowing reviews by people much more qualified to comment than me. To me his work in this exhibit reflects a total immersion of a person into a place, specifically “a sort of queer Chinese-Latino fireman cowboy graffitist” working in Loisaida (Lower East Side) as AIDS decimated the community. He was a painter, an important photographer of street graffiti art images, and a collector of community ephemera.
The Blouin ArtInfo article has a good slideshow of images but here are a few more of mine: