“the Albert Barnes of graffiti”

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Chances are if you have ever read a book on graffiti you’ve seen the credit from the Collection of Martin Wong. Residing on the Lower East Side in the 1970s and 80s, artist Martin Wong forged relationships and mentored early graffiti artists—his studio acting as an impromptu clubhouse—and collected as much work from them as possible. Five years before his death in 1999, Wong left the entire collection to the Museum of the City of New York, helping to preserve the history of this important ongoing art movement. On February 4th, “City as Canvas: Graffiti Art From the Martin Wong Collection” opens to the public, featuring “never-before-seen highlights of this collection.”
 
Related: Classic Blackbook Pages from the Collection of Martin Wong

The Human Edition Chain

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You click the buy button and deplete your bank account of $250 (plus shipping). Sometime afterward, LUSH paints your name on a wall, photographs it, then sends the image file to 1XRun print house for printing and certification. They do those things, pack it up, then ship it to your home or business. You open the box and see your name in the picture. It’s all about you. The world is yours.

Openings & Parties: Mint&Serf – Support, Therapy and Instability

On view at the Bleecker Street Arts Club through February 22nd.

Photos by Christos Katsiaouni

Morning Dose of Indelible

A video for CHAZE, directed by JAY ONE RAMIER

Blackbook Masters

An online show at Dirty Pilot featuring graffiti legends.

Graffiti in Paradise

DMOTE, REMIO and NORM in Hawaii for RVCAloha

Picture of the Day

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Dave Schubert

Building Detroit

REVOK, NEKST, POSE

Henry & Martha

25 Grams: PREF

25 Grams is a feature that culls pictures from some of our favorite instagram feeds.

PREF is a British graffiti artist.

He can be followed on instagram at @john_prefsquat

Icy Grape & Aqua Turquoise & Burnt Orange & O.D. Khaki

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The Krylon edition of Roger Gastman’s ‘Cans’ print series

Printables

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COST is Up by Bucky Turco & Marina Galperina

COST is ruling the streets again, and streets were always his

Photo by elswatchoboracho

NEKST FOREVER

Directed by Bankshot

Produced by the Seventh Letter

Morning Dose of Children of the Grave

Cool idea from Hot Tea

Smart Fools

The 10th installment of Fool’s Gold’s Artist Series features the Smart Crew.

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Picture of the Day & The Weekly Round-Up

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Os Gemeos

Last Week…

We took an exhaustive look at Art Basel Miami Beach

We kinda blamed marijuana for your man boobs

We partied in Miami

We dropped our Gift Guide

and

Kathleen Sorbara was our Muse

Nu Liife

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Our weekly comic by Andrew Jeffrey Wright / @ajw4ever

Brooklyn Bathroom Graffiti

Graffiti in the Meth Lab

Walter White Confessions by Aroe MSK and AVK1

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