Martin Wong

1946–1999

Martin Wong was a painter whose meticulous visionary realism is among the lasting legacies of New York's East Village art scene of the 1980's and a precursor of the identity-driven work of the 90's. He was 53 when he died in 1999 and had lived in San Francisco since 1994. In the heyday of the East Village, where the local styles tended toward graffiti art, neo-Expressionism and late Conceptualism, Mr. Wong carved out a territory all his own. His art was as culturally complex as his appearance, which was usually distinguished by a Fu Manchu mustache and a cowboy hat. And it certainly lived up to his background, which included a degree in ceramics, a stint with a gay performance street troupe in San Francisco and expertise in such diverse areas as Asian painting, calligraphy and decorative arts; American antiques; the gift shop souvenirs of San Francisco's Chinatown, and graffiti art, which he acquired in such abundance that in 1993 he donated 300 works to the Museum of the City of New York. Martin's estate is administered by the PPOW Gallery in New York.

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SOLO EXHIBITIONS


2010
Martin Wong Works 1980 – 1998, Galerie Daniel Buccholz, Cologne, Germany travelling to Galerie Daniel Buccholz, Berlin, Germany

2009
Martin Wong, Everything Must Go, curated by Adam Putnam, P•P•O•W, NYC

Art, Archives and Activism= Martin Wong's Downtown Crossing, New York University, NY

2004
Martin Wong's Utopia, Chinese Historical Society of America Museum of Art, San Francisco, CA

2001
Martin Wong: Storefronts 1984-86, P•P•O•W, NYC

1999
Martin Wong: The Eureka Years, Humbolt State University First Street Gallery, Eureka, CA

1998
Sweet Oblivion: The Urban Landscape of Martin Wong, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY
Martin Wong: New Work, P•P•O•W, New York, NY
Sweet Oblivion: The Urban Landscapes of Martin Wong, University Galleries, Illinois State University, Normal, IL

1994
— York College, Queens, NY

1993
— San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
— Chinatown USA, P•P•O•W, NYC

1991
Soap, Erotic Jail Paintings, The Pyramid Club, NYC.

1988
— EXIT ART, NYC
— Frank Bernaducci Gallery, NYC

1987
Here and Now, Greenville County Museum of Art, Greenville, SC
Signs of Significance, Sacco's, Ridgefield, CT
Living for the City, The Saint, NYC

1986
— Semaphore, NYC

1985
— Semaphore, NYC

1984
— Semaphore, NYC


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2012
The Spectrum of Sexuality, Hebrew Union College Museum, NY
Come Closer: Art Around the Bowery, 1969-1989, The New Museum, New York, NY
We The People, Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, New York, NY
B-OUT, Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York, NY
Silence, The Menil Collection, Houston, TX
Taiping Tianguo, A History of Possible Encounters, Para/Site Art Space, Hong Kong
Every Exit is an Entrance: 30 years of Exit Art, Exit Art, New York, NY

2011
Art, Access & Decay: NY 1975-1985, Subliminal Projects Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
—Acquisition and installation of Stanton Near Forsyth Street, The Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), New York, NY
Art in the Streets, Martin Wong's collection of graffiti paintings and black books: from Museum of City of New York, Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Los Angeles, CA

2010
Strange Comfort (Afforded by the Profession), Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland
Urban Archives, The Bronx Museum of Art, Bronx, NY
Global/National: The Order of Chaos, Exit Art, New York, NY
Downtown Pix: Mining the Fales Archives, Grey Gallery, New York, NY

2009
Between Art and Life: The Painting and Sculpture Collection, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), CA

2008
Fifty Works fro Fifty States: The Dorthy and Herbert Vogel Collection, The National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Asian/American/Modern Art: Shifting Currents 1900 - 1970, de Young Museum, San Francisco, CA
The Louvrefritos, Cuchifritos Gallery and Project Space, New York, NY
Idle Youth, Gladstone Gallery, curated by Russell Ferguson, New York, NY
Side X Side, Visual AIDS, curated by Dean Daderko, New York, NY
— Related Exhibition: Sweet Oblivion: Graffiti, Drawings, and Photos from the Martin Wong Papers, New York University, Fales Library Special Collection, New York, NY

2007
The Price of Nothing: Luxury after the Real Estate Show, EFA Gallery, New York NY

2006
Big City Fall, P.P.O.W, New York, NY
New York's Own, curated by Chris Daze Ellis, Fuse Gallery, New York, NY.
The Downtown Show, The New York Art Scene 1974-1984, curated by Carlo McCormick The NYU Grey Art Gallery and The Fales Library, New York, NY

2005
It's a rough world, how's your armor?, thebody.com (online exhibition)


2004
21, P•P•O•W, New York, NY
East Village USA, curated by Dan Cameron New Museum of Contemporary Art, NY

2003
Charlie Ahearn: Artists, P•P•O•W, NY
Look Up! Contemplating the Skies, New York Academy of Sciences, New York, NY Curated by Thomas Woodruff
Commodification of Buddhism, Bronx Museum, Bronx, NY

2002
Social Landscape, P•P•O•W, New York, NY
Subject Matters: An Exhibition of Subject Driven Art, curated by Norman Dubrow, Kravitz/Wehby Gallery, NY
Sex Pots: The Erotic Life of Clay, San Francisco State University Fine Arts Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2001
One Planet Under A Groove: Hip Hop and Contemporary Art, Bronx Museum of Art, NY
Context: Recent Art from Cuba in the Permanent Collection, Bronx Museum of Art, NY
Humor and Rage: 5 Contemporary Painters from the United States, Fundacio Caixa Catalunya, Barcelona, SPAIN
Pollack to Today, Whitney Museum of American Art, Permanent collections, New York, NY

2000
Manhattan Contrasts, NY Historic Society, New York, NY
The Figure: Another Side of Modernism, Paintings from 1950 to the Present, Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, Staten Island, NY. Curated by Lilly Wei
— Bronx Museum of Art, Permanent collection, New York, NY

1999
Radiant Children: Art of the East Village, Lamia Ink!, New York, NY. Curated by Jonathan Weinberg and Joel Handorff

1998
Conviviality & Confetti: Holiday Imagery in Art, The Noyes Museum of Art, Oceanville,NJ
FotoGraf, The Web Gallery, New York, NY

1997
Reflections of Taste, American Art from Greenwich Collections, Bruce Museum, Greenwich, CT
— The Web Gallery, http://www.webgallerynyc.com, New York, NY

1996
Sites of Chinatown, Museum of Chinese in the Americas, New York, NY
The Usual Suspects, curated by Daze, Avanti Gallery New York, NY
Blood Fairies, curated by Frank Moore, Geoff Hendricks and Sur Rodney (Sur), Artists Space, New York, NY
Arts Communities/AIDS Communities: Realizing the Archive Project, Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA
Give Life to Art: The First Step, presented by Gallery (+) Positive and Visual AIDS, Fire Island Pines, NY
Our Dieties, ISE Art Foundation, New York

1995
Art for Education: Public Art in the School System, The Palace Hotel, New York, NY
Art at the Edge: Social Turf, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA
Murder, Curated by John Yau, travelling to Thread Waxing Space, New York.
In a Different Light, University Art Museum Berkeley, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
Art as Dramatic Comedy: an exhibition exploring comic traditions as defined by literature in contemporary art, Randolph Street Gallery, Chicago, IL
Imperfect, Herter Art Gallery, Amherst, MA
Drawn on the Museum, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT

1994
New York Realism: Past and Present, curated by Doug Dreishpoon,
Traveling to:
— Odakyu Museum, Tokyo, Japan
— Kagoshima City Museum of Art; Japan
— Kitakyushu Municipal Museum of Art; The Museum of Art,
— Kintetsu, Osaka, Japan
— Fukushima Prefectural Museum of Art, Japan
— Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, FL

1993
Fallen Idylls: American Figurative Painting, curated by Christopher Sweet and P•P•O•W
Art Miami 1994, Miami, FL; traveled to The Martin County Council for the Arts, Stuart, FL

1992
The New American Cityscape, curated by Amy Simon, Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT
Malcom X Show, curated by Jeremy Nader, City College of New York, NYC
— Benefit Auction for White Columns, NYC
Contemporary Male Nudes, Graham Modern, NYC

1991
Belly of the Beast, curated by Francisco Hernandez, Charles Lucien Gallery, NYC
Your House is Mine, project by Andrew Castrucci and Nadia Cohen, Center for Book Arts, NYC
The New Depressionists, curated by Lee Quinones, Kenkeleba House, NYC
— Benefit for Asian American Women's Center, NYC
In the Looking Glass, Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC
Queer Art Show, curated by Nayland Blake, New Langton Arts, San Francisco, CA
Hip-Hop, curated by Anne Pasternack and Francisco Hernandez, New Art Ways, Hartford,CT
Office Installations, curated by Judy Collishan, CW Post Campus, Long Island University, NY
— National Gay and Lesbian Conference, Rutgers University
Access, (Art and Representing the Handicapped) Islip Museum, Islip Long Island, NY
Della Cova, Anne Plumb Gallery, NYC
The Hybrid State, EXIT ART, NYC
Images of Labor: The 90s, Gallery 1199, NYC

1990
— Benefit for "God's Love We Deliver," Sotheby's NYC
Brick Dicks and Swastikas, with Benjamin Liepelt, CBGB's, NYC
Tiananmen Memorial Show, curated by Asian American Arts Center, Hong Kong Arts Center, Hong Kong
Flaneur/Flaneuse: Out on a Stroll, Barbara Fendrick, NYC
Decade Show 1990, MOCHA, NYC
Inside the Beast, curated by Francisco Hernandez, Charles Lucien Gallery, NYC
Lower East Side Print Shop Retrospective, Tompkins Square Park Library, NYC
Your House is Mine, Bullet Space, NYC
Bastille Day Show, Steve Mass, NYC
Queer, Wessel-O'Conner Gallery, NYC
AIDS Time-Line, curated by Ken Chu, The Clocktower, NYC
Jazz and the Blues Aesthetics, Studio Museum of Harlem, NYC
Brut 90, White Columns, NYC

1989
Interiors, Bennington College, Bennington, VT
Future Now, Bass Museum, Miami, FL
Uptown Downtown, curated by Bob Lee, City Gallery, Columbus Circle, NYC
Urban Images, Madison Arts Center, Madison, WI
Free Puerto Rico, Black and White in Color, Bronx, NY
The Blues Aesthetics, WPA, Washington, D.C.
Center Show, Gay and Lesbian Cultural Center, NYC
First Amendment Show, Sally Hawkins, NYC
Flag Show, Red Zone, NYC
Democracy, curated by Group Material, DIA Art Foundation, NYC
Visions of Revolution, El Castillo Cultural Center, NYC
China, June 4, curated by Asian American Arts Center, Blum Helman Warehouse, NYC
Benefit for San Salvador, Leo Castelli Gallery, NYC

1988
The Social Club, EXIT ART, NYC
The 1980s: A New Generation, American Painters and Sculptors, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC
Acts of Faith, curated by Lucy Lippard, Cleveland State University, Ohio
Politics and Election installations by Group Material, Dia Art Foundation, NYC
AIDS and Democracy, installations by Group Material, Dia Art Foundation, NYC
100 Years of the Lower East Side, curated by Anton van Dalen, P•P•O•W, NYC
The Immoral Show, curated by Ron English, Tunnel, NYC

1987
Art of the Eighties, Karl Bornstein Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Three Jack-o-Lanterns, Halloween party, Bleecker Gallery, NYC
Curators' Choice, Gerstadt Gallery, NYC
Urban Visions, Adelphi University, Adelphi, NY
Bigger and Deffer, curated by D.D. Chapin, Seventh Avenue Space, NYC
Two Man Show, with Benjamin Lipalet, Milk Bar, NYC
Constitution, curated by Group Material, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
GNARLY-MO, curated by Steven Schwartz, Limelight, NYC
The Castle, an installation by Group Material, at Documenta 8, Kassel, West Germany
The Mind's I, Part 1, Asian Arts Institute, NYC
Resistance, (Anti-Baudrillard) Group Material, White Columns, NYC
Art for Money, a benefit for Fashion Moda, Art and Industrie, NYC

1986
Freedom of Painting, Galerie Paradis, Paris
Text/Texture, curated by Peggy Cyphers, Ground Zero, NYC
The East Village, curated by Richard Martin, Fashion Institute of Technology, NYC
Short Stories, curated by Judd Tully, One Penn Plaza, NYC
Eight Urban Painters, Fine Arts Center, State University of New York at Stony Brook
Strange Brew, Chronocide, NYC
Ten Chinatown, Asian Arts Institute, NYC

1985
Hard Cold Facts, curated by Rick Prol, B-Side Gallery, NYC
Benefit for Fashion Moda, curated by James Poppitz, Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, NYC
Innocence and Experience, Greenville County Museum of Art, Greenville, SC and First Street Gallery, NYC
Photosynthesis, curated by Ellen Lubell, One Penn Plaza, NYC
Cross Currents, curated by Joe Stabilito, Sande Webster Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Audacious: Some Extremist Tendencies in East Village Art, curated by Dan Cameron,Randolph Street Gallery, Chicago, IL
Urban Spirit, City Without Walls Gallery, Newark, NJ
East Village Art Collection, The Palladium, NYC
Works on Paper, Semaphore East, NYC
Precious, Grey Art Gallery, New York University, NYC and the Chrysler Museum Norfolk, VA
American Occult, Kamikaze, NYC
Tight as Spring, curated by Barry Blinderman, Kamikaze, NYC
Illuminations, curated by Joey Handorff, Dramatic Personae Gallery, NYC
Auto da Fe, curated by Steve Whitesell, P•P•O•W, NYC
The Monster Show, Nico Smith Gallery, NYC
Semaphore and Semaphore East Galleries, University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire, WI
East Village at Centre, Centre Sakdye Bronfman, Montreal, Quebec

1984
Urban Landscapes, Semaphore East, NYC
East Infection, curated by Carlo McCormick, Zero One, Los Angeles, CA
Small Works, NOW Gallery, NYC
New Narrative Painting, Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City
Bacchanalia, New York Public Library, Tompkins Square Branch, NYC
New York Now, curated by Manuela Filiaci & Carlo McCormick, Nello Studio di Corrado Levi, Milan, Italy
The Acid Test, Sensory Evolution Gallery, NYC
Aspects of the City, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC
Neo York, University of California at Santa Barbara
Street Politics, Real Art Waves, Hartford, Connecticut
Chill Out New York, curated by Steve L. Kaplan, Kenkeleba House, NYC
Conspiracies, Limbo Lounge, NYC
Carnival, Kamikaze, NYC
10th St. & Avenue B/East Village Art Today, Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach,CA
Extravaganza, Dramatic Personae Gallery, NYC
Psychology, New York Public Library, Tompkins Square Branch, NYC
In My End is My Beginning, Semaphore, NYC
The New Portrait, curated by Jeffrey Deitch, P.S.1, Long Island City, NY
Limbo, curated by Walter Robinson and Carlo McCormick, P.S.1, Long Island City, NY
Climbing: The East Village, Hal Bromm Gallery, NYC
Situation, curated by Steven L. Kaplan, Bess Cutler Gallery, NYC
Dr. Mueller's Theotherapy, curated by Cookie Mueller, Kamikaze, NYC
East Side Story, curated by Rick Prol, Cat Club, NYC
Martin Wong & Sharp, Limbo Lounge, NYC
Urban Artists, Kamikaze, NYC

1983
Gracie Mansion Presents, Kamikaze, NYC
A. More Store, Jack Tilton Gallery, NY
Science Fair, Danceteria, NYC
Science and Prophecy, curated by Steve Whitesell and Joel Handorff, White Columns, NYC
Underdog, curated by Rick Prol, East 7th Street Gallery, NYC
Lower East Side Polygon-Part II, Danceteria, NYC
Contemporary Prints, Tibor de Nagy, NYC
Terminal New York, Brooklyn Army Terminal, Brooklyn, NY
Wish You'd Been Here, curated by Carlo McCormick, ABC No Rio, NYC
Resurrection, St. Mark's Intercollegiate Church, NYC

1982
Group Show, 301 Houston Street Gallery, NYC
Crime Show, curated by John Spencer, ABC No Rio, NYC




SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
2011
—Catalog, "Art in the Streets," essay "A Fable" by Carlo McCormick, Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Los Angeles, CA
2010
—Pollack, Barbara. "Reviews: New York- Martin Wong" ARTnews . March 2010. (reproduction)
—Rosenberg, Karen. "Martin Wong: Art in Review", The New York Times, January 22, 2010.
—Laster, Paul. "Martin Wong: Art Review" Time Out New York, Issue 747. January 21, 2010.
—Schwendener, Martha. "Gritty, Mostly Male and White: Art Review", The New York Times. January 14, 2010.
—Monforton, Mary-Ann. "Out & About: On Bended Knee" BOMB. January 13, 2010.
—"Martin Wong: Goings On About Town" The New Yorker, January 13, 2010.
— Kley, Elisabeth. "Gotham Art and Theater," Artnet.com, January 5, 2010.

2009
— Catalog. "Everything Must Go," essay by Carlo McCormick, PPOW Gallery, NY

2008
— Catalog. "Asian/American/Modern Art: Shifting Currents 1900-1970, de
Young Museum, San Francisco, CA (reproduction) p. 151.
— Cotter, Holand. "Finding Art in the Asphalt," The New York Times. September
12, 2008 (reproduction).
— Cotter, Holland. "Side X Side," The New York Times, July 25, 2008.
— Catalog. "Idle Youth", Gladstone Gallery, New York, NY. (reproduction) p.39.

2007
— Cotter, Holland. "The Price of Nothing: Luxury After The Real Estate Show," The New York Times, October 26, 2007.

2006
— Frank 151. Book 22. cover reproduction.
— Catalog. "The Down Town Book" The New York Art Scene 1974-1984, p. 88, 183 (reproduction). Edited by Marvin J. Taylor. http://www.nyu.edu/greyart/exhibits/downtown/dthome.htm

2005
— McCormick, Carlo. "East Village USA", Juxtapoz, May/June. p. 58, 59 (reproduction)

2004
— Catalog. "East Village USA", New Museum of Contemporary Art, NY.
(reproduction p. 31 and p.144).
— Smith, Roberta. "Looking Back At the Flurry On the Far Side, The New York Times, December 2. E35 & E37.
— Williams, J., "Whitewash of mural stains school morale", Daily News, Aug.11
— Petry, Michael. "Hidden Histories: 20th Century Male Same Sex Lovers In The Visual Arts", Art Media Press, 2004. Published in Great Britain.

2002
— Banai, Nuit. "In the Groove" Review of One Planet Under a Groove Exhibition.www.artnet.com
— "One Planet under a groove," Art Juxtapoz, May/June. (reproduction)
— Lopez, Luciana. "Hip Hop Planet," URB91, March, p.48 (reproduction)
— Smith, Roberta. "Out of the Vociferous Planet and in the Orbit of Funk and Hip- Hop." New York Times, January16. (reproduction)
— Joo, Eungie. "Bring That Beat Back," FYI NYFA, Spring. (reproduction)
— Caramanica, Jon. "Hip-Hop Don't Stop," Village Voice, January 15.
— McCaffery, Damien. "Under the Influence," VIBE, January (reproduction)

2001
— Cotter, Holland. "Retrieving Magic from the Vault" New York Times, January 5
— Hill, Joe. Review, Art in America, September. (reproduction)
— Spiegel, Olga. "Cinco pintores cuestionan en la Pedrera con rabia y humor la
sociedad de EE.UU," La Vanguardia, January 30.
— Molina, Angela. "La Pedrera muestra el humor y la rabia de 5 pintores norteamericanos," ABC Cataluna, January 30.

2000
— Paolini, Elaine. "Shifting Geography Captured in Cityscapes,"New
York Resident, July 26 (reproduction)
— Catalog, The Figure: Another Side of Modernism. Newhouse Center for
Contemporary Art at Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island, NY. June 4, 2000 - January 14, 2001.
— Bruce, Jeffrey. "Red Brick and Chain Link," The International Review
of African American Art, Vol. 16, no. 4, pp. 37 - 41 (reproduction)
— McCormick, Carlo. "Village Voice," Artforum, March, pp. 22, 25.

1999
— "Martin Wong," Milestones, POZ, November, p.44 (reproduction)
— Cottini, Carrie. Review, "Martin Wong at First Street," Artweek, November.
— "Portrait of the Artist: Martin Wong's Days on North Coast Revealed in Exhibit,"
Times-Standard, September 17, p. C1.
— Doran, Bob. "Wong: The Eureka Years," North Coast Journal, September 2.
— Zamora, Jim Herron. Obituary, San Francisco Examiner, August 22.
— Anderson, David. Obituray, "Artist Wong, 'Human Instamatic,' Dead at 53,"
Times-Standard, August 19, front page.
— Smith, Roberta. Obituary, "A Painter of Poetic Realism," The New York Times, August 18.
— Wong, Martin. "Martin Wong Meets Martin Wong," Giant Robot, Summer, pp. 48-50.
The American Art Book, Phaidon, 1999, p. 496.

1999-98
— Kuspit, Donald. "Martin Wong at the New Museum of Contemporary Art," Art New England, December/January, p. 13.

1998
— Maniaci, Cara. NY Arts, July/August 1, p. 16.
— Frankel, David. "Martin Wong," Artforum, October, p. 117.
Schwabsky, Barry. "A City of Bricks and Ciphers," Art in America, September,
pp. 100-105.
— Cotter, Holland. "The Streets of a Crumbling El Dorado, Paved With Poetry and Desire," The New York Times, Friday, June 5, p. E35.
— Featured in Simon Says, Summer, Vol. 2, Issue 10.
— Porges, Tim. Dialogue, May/June, pp. 14-15.
— Trebay, Guy. "The Bricklayer's Art," The Village Voice, May 26, p.30.
Artforum, "Preview," May, p. 46.

1997
— Cotter, Holland. "Art and AIDS the Stuff Life is Made of," Art in America, April, pp. 50 -56 (reproductions).

1996
— Zipangu, February (cover reproduction).

1991
— Harrison, Helen A. "Hidden Reserves of the Handicapped," The New York Times, December 22.
— Hirsh, David. "Urban Realist Paints `Where I Live,'" Bay Area Reporter,
February14.
— Hess, Elizabeth. "The Persian Gulf School," Village Voice, February12.

1990
— Hirsh, David, "From the Lower East Side," New York Native, October15.
— Hagen, Charles. "All That Jazz," ARTnews, February.

1989
— Raven, Arlene. "Fo(u)r Freedoms," Village Voice, October 10.
— Hedegaard, Erik. "Tenements to the Stars," Mother Jones, July/August.
— Hirsh, David. "The Center Show," New York Native, June 26.
— McCormick, Carlo. Artforum, March.
— Sturman, John. "Martin Wong," ARTnews, March.
— Zinsser, John. "Martin Wong at EXIT ART and Frank Bernaducci," Art in
America
, March.
— Mahoney, Robert. Arts, February.
— Atkins, Robert. International Art Arena, February.

1988
— Atkins, Robert. 7 Days, December 7.
— Hess, Elizabeth. "Working the Street," Village Voice, November 29.
— Urquhart, Ross. "Art Reviews," The New Common Good, February.

1986
— Levin, Kim. Semaphore, The Village Voice, October 21.
— Brenson, Michael. Semaphore, The New York Times, Friday, October 3.
— Martin, Richard. "What is Absent in Objects: The New Painting of Martin
Wong," Arts, October
— Lewis, Joe. "The Vanishing Neighborhood," East Village Eye, April.
— Cameron, Dan. "Image and Authority: The Recent Painting of Martin Wong,"
Arts, January.
— O'Brien Glenn. Semaphore East, Artforum, January.

1985
— Haggerty, Gerald. Semaphore East, The New York Times, Friday, October 25.
— Raynor, Vivien. Semaphore East, The New York Times, Friday, October 25.
— Deitch, Jeffrey and Kuspit, Donald. "Critics Picks," Avenue, May.
— Mittelmark, Howard. "Loony at the Top," Art & Antiques, January.
— Urquhart, Ross. "Resisting the Insular Art World," The New Common Good,
January.

1984
— Tajima, Marsha. "Poet of Decay," Bridge, Vol. 9, No. 3/4.
— O'Brien, Glenn. Semaphore East, Artforum, December.
— Hoffman, Randi. "Big Painting Disappears Without a Trace," The Uptown
Dispatch
, November 22.
— Wolff, Theodore F. "Views of the City that Inspire and Graffiti that Do Not,"
Christian-Science Monitor, November 27.
— Henry, Gerrit. Semaphore, Art in America, November.
— Ramirez-Harwood, Yasmin. "Writing in the Sky: An Interview With Martin
Wong," East Village Eye, October.
— Indiana, Gary. "The `Private' Collector: An Interview with Norman Dubrow,"
Village Voice, October 23.
— Mucahy, Susan. "Deep in the Art of the East Village," New York Post, October 22.
— Olstrom, Mary Ann. "`Priceless' Art Irks Dealer," New York Magazine, October 15.
— Somaini, Luisa. "Le pezzie de `post' arrivano sui Navigli-Ecco l'arte del `East
Village,'" La Repubblica, October 6.
— Cotter, Holland. "Martin Wong," Arts, September.
— Robinson, Walter and McCormick, Carlo. "Slouching Toward Avenue D," Art in America, Summer.
— Kuspit, Donald. "Climbing," Artforum, April.
— Mueller, Cookie. "Small Works," Details, Match.

1983

— Raynor, Vivien. "Climbing: The East Village," The New York Times, January 27.


SELECTED BOOKS AND CATALOGS
—Catalog. "Everything Must Go," essay by Carlo McCormick, PPOW Gallery, NY
— The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Nueva Pintura Narrative: Coleccion del Metropolitan Museum of Art, Nueva York, Mexico, D.F., November - December 1984, Introduction by William S. Lieberman
— The Regents of the University of California, New York, Santa Barbara, California, 1984, Forward by J. David Farmer, text by Phyllis Plous, Dan Cameron, Walter Robinson, Michael Kohn, and Carlo McCormick Bucknell — University Contemporary Perspectives, Lewisberg, Pennsylvania, 1984, text by Barry Blinderman, Thomas Lawson, and Susan Morgan
— The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Notable Acquisitions 1984-1985, New York, 1985, forward by Philippe de Montebello
— Contemporary Art Auction to benefit El Bohio, New York, 1985, forward by Gary Indiana
— The Greenville County Museum of Art, Innocence and Experience, Greenville, South Carolina, 1985, text by Thomas S. Styron
— Sotheby's Illustrated "A Christmas Story," by Roger Rosenblatt, Time, December 30, 1985
— Art Aid, New York, 1986, forward by William J. MacGuire
— Fine Arts Center Gallery, State University of New York at Stony Brook
— Eight Urban Artists, 1986, introduction by Rhonda Cooper, Special Projects
— EXIT ART, New York, 1988, Essay by John Yau, bio Lippard, Lucy.
— Mixed Blessings: New Art in Multicultural America. The New Press, 1990.
— The Decade Show : Frameworks of Identity in the 1980's, 1990, Introduction by Nilda Peraza. Marcia Tucker and Kinshasha Conwill.



— "I am U, U are 2," a computerized animation project, part of the "Messages to the Public" series sponsored by Public Art Fund, Inc., Spectacolor Board at Times Square, NYC.
— An All-Salute to Chinese American Cultural Pioneers Presented by the N.Y. City Council President Andrew Stein and the Chinese American Art Council, 1993.
Murder, John Yau, Smart Art Press, 1995
The Art of the State of California, Harry N. Abrams, 1998
Sweet Oblivion: The Urban Landscape of Martin Wong, Amy Scholder (ed.), Rizzoli, 1998
The Figure: Another Side Of Modernism, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, 2000.
Humor and Rage, Fundacio Caixa, Catalunxa, Barcelona, Spain, 2001.
One Planet Under A Groove: Hip Hop and Contemporary Art, Bronx Museum of the Arts, 2001.
The Whitney Museum of American Art: American Visionaries: Selections from the Whitney Museum of American Art. 2001, Introduction by Maxwell L. Anderson.
Fresh Talk, Daring Gazes: Conversations on Asian American Art, University of California Press, 2003.
Martin Wong's Utopia, preface by Lawrence Rinder, introduction by Lydia Yee, essay by Mark Johnson, 2004
East Village USA, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY, 2004
The Grey Art Gallery, The Downtown Book, The New York Art Scene 1974-1984. Princeton University Press. Edited by Marvin J. Taylor, 2006
— H.H. Arnason, History of Modern Art, fifth edition, 2003. pp. 712, 713.


PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

— Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
— Bronx Museum of Art, Bronx, NY
— The Art Institute of Chicago, IL
— The Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY
— California State Building in San Francisco, California
— Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, CA
— Syracuse University Art Collection, Syracuse, NY
— Ceiling Mural at IS90M, Washington Heights, New York, NY
— New York Historical Society, New York, NY
— Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
— Museum of the City of New York, NY
— Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA
— The Fales Library and Special Collections at New York University: Martin Wong Papers
— De Young Museum - The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, CA
— San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA
— Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

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