Museum of the City of NY

The City as Canvas

Opening Feb 4th at The Museum of the City of New York

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The first time exhibition of works from the expansive street art collection of Martin Wong.

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.

Wong, who died of AIDS in 1999, donated his collection to the City Museum in 1994.

The companion publication for City as Canvas is sponsored by Mrs. Florence Wong Fie and The Martin Wong Foundation.

This should be a fantastic show, definitely worth a visit. You should support wonderful institutions that bring such decidedly NY events to us.

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IIDA Sustainable Quilting Bee | Team E

The IIDA Sustainable Quilting Bee is fast approaching and below is an image from the nearly complete Team E Yellow Submarine Quilt. This is an amazing team of quilters and I can’t wait to see this in person. The date of the auction is February 20th at The Open House Gallery. You should save the date for this wonderful charity event.

 

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Mind the Gap

Wow, I this is beautiful. I love mass challenged houses

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‘Keret House’ – the world’s narrowest house, in Warsaw, Poland designed by Polish architect Jakub Szczesny of Centrala, Built between two existing structures from two historical epochs, the narrow infill is more of an art installation that reacts to the past and present of Warsaw. Although the semi-transparent, windowless structure’s widest point measures only 122 centimeters, it’s naturally lit interior doesn’t seem nearly as claustrophobic as one would think.

The Keret House will serve indefinitely as a temporary home for traveling writers, starting with Israeli writer Etgar Keret.

Photographs © Polish Modern Art Foundation / Bartek Warzecha

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