Features more than 150 works from the graffiti art movement in the 1970s and ’80s
City as Canvas: Graffiti Art from the Martin Wong CollectionMuseum of the City of New York (1220 5th Avenue, New York, NY) Map it $10
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. The artists, including Keith Haring, Lee Quiñones, LADY PINK, and FUTURA 2000, were 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.