§ More on the Bronx Museum Martin Wong exhibit

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.

It’s disappointing that the exhibit did not travel. In addition to the Bronx Museum, the New Museum and El Museo del Barrio have some of his works in New York City (probably others as well).

The Blouin ArtInfo article has a good slideshow of images but here are a few more of mine:

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