The Museum of the City of New York announces City as Canvas: Graffiti Art from the Martin Wong Collection. This is the first exhibition of 1970s and 80s graffiti art amassed by artist and pioneering collector Martin Wong, who donated the entire collection to the City Museum in 1994, before his untimely death in 1999.
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The exhibition features seminal paintings and black book sketches by CEY (Cey Adams), DAZE (Chris Ellis), DONDI (Donald White), FUTURA 2000 (Leonard McGurr), Keith Haring, LADY PINK (Sandra Fabara), LEE (Lee Quiñones), RAMMELLZEE, SHARP (Aaron Goodstone), TRACY 168, ZEPHYR (Andrew Witten), and many more New York graffiti artists, as well as historical photographs by Charlie Ahearn, Henry Chalfant, Martha Cooper, and others.
City as Canvas is open to the public from Tuesday, February 4, 2014, and remains on view until Sunday, August 24, 2014.