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by nycgo.com staff, 08/11/2015
"Starry Night" (1982), by Martin Wong. Courtesy, Bronx Museum of the Arts
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Bronx Museum of the Arts
The Bronx Museum of the Arts is a contemporary art museum that specializes in art spanning cross-cultural boundaries. It also exhibits works from Bronx-based artists and plays a central role in the community. This November, Martin Wong—who was a painter and regular figure in New York's downtown art scene of the 1980s and '90s—will get his first museum retrospective since his death in 1999.
Human Instamatic is part of a recent citywide examination into Wong's role as a collector of early graffiti pieces that later become crucial in assessing the role of street art in NYC. The exhibition also explores Wong's contributions as a painter, showing more than 100 of his works alongside rare archival materials.