The Museum of the City of New York is exhibiting Martin Wong’s extensive Street Art Collection, February 4 – August 24. Martin Wong, an East Village artist and collector of graffiti art, amassed a treasure trove of hundreds of works, consisting of artists such as Keith Haring, Lee Quiñones, Lady Pink, and Futura 2000. The Martin Wong Collection includes over 150 works on canvas and other media, along with photographs of graffiti writing long erased from subways and buildings.
Galerie Protégé presents Beyond Literacy, an examination of emerging street art with works by Joseph Meloy, Oyama Enrico Isamu Letter, Chris RWK and Herb Smith. The exhibit will run from January 8 – February 1. Opening is tonight at 6pm. Location: 197 9th Avenue (22nd Street). Free.
The unidentifiable, London-based, Oscar-nominee (Exit Through the Gift Shop) street artist, Banksy, has established residency in NYC and has turned the city into a street art pop-up exhibition. To date, he has showcased art sales in Central Park, a moving truck with stuffed animals in LES and converted a delivery truck into a mobile garden that includes a rainbow, waterfall & butterflies (last spotted in Williamsburg, BK). The show is said to run through October 31st. Catch him if you can. (And if you do, please share with the ishtodo team at firstname.lastname@example.org.)
To learn more about the Banksy NYC scavenger hunt, see the exclusive Village Voice article.
For more information and a list of Banksy’s ongoing projects, click ish.