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City as Canvas: New York City Graffiti From the Martin Wong Collection

A visual journey into the genesis of graffiti and street art unfolds in 'City as Canvas,' showcasing a treasure trove of unseen works curated by the eminent artist Martin Wong. Revered by the New York Times for his meticulous visionary realism, Wong's legacy reverberates through the East Village art scene of the 1980s. Immerse yourself in the vibrant tapestry of NYC's street art culture from the late '70s to the '80s as Wong's extensive collection takes center stage. This comprehensive volume chronicles a pivotal chapter in the street art movement, offering a glimpse into the creative minds of the era's most influential artists. From artwork and photographs to black books, letters, and ephemera, 'City as Canvas' unveils the raw energy and rebellious spirit of urban self-expression. Explore previously unpublished works by renowned street artists such as Futura 2000, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Christopher 'Daze' Ellis, LA II, Lady Pink, and Keith Haring, among others. Delve into the origins of outlaw street art in New York, a cultural phenomenon that ignited a global graffiti revolution.