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Highlights from City As Canvas: Graffiti Art from the Martin Wong Collection

On view at the Museum of the City of New York through August 24th, 2014. Go see this in person.

“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

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In the attic of the Oslo National Academy of the Arts, a unique collection had been lying forgotten, untouched for more than 50 years. Consisting of graphic design journals, cases of metal and wood type, books, correspondences between world-famous designers, type catalogues and printing machines dating back to the last century, the collection is now on view in Norway. If you cannot make it to Oslo, be sure to check out the interactive website, which includes images and videos that flip through select books.

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Prototype: Alpha

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The Jack Kirby Museum pops-up in the LES this week, for an entire week.

Schwartzman Celebrates Baldessari

Directed by Jesse Dylan

Openings & Parties: 2013 Whitney Gala & Studio Party

Last night, the Whitney Museum of American Art hosted its annual Gala and Studio Party with this year’s honoree, Ed Ruscha. Featuring a surprise performance by David Byrne, nude models on top of piles of Louis Vuitton luggage, and an endless flow of Chandon, it was the place to be in the city that never sleeps.

Photos by Kristy Leibowitz

Helping Fund California’s Museums One License Plate At A Time

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The Snoopy Plate

Sunset at Montmajour

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The newly authenticated painting by Vincent Van Gogh dates back to 1888 and was found in an attic in Norway.

Back To NYC

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Jeffrey Deitch is leaving Los Angeles

The Museum of Food and Drink (MOFAD)

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On its way to becoming a reality.

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