We haven’t seen all there is to graffiti from the 1980s. Wild Style and Piecebook: The Secret Drawings of Graffiti Writers are definitive works about artists that gave the ’80s a visual identity through aerosol paint. And now, City As Canvas, a new exhibit at the Museum of the City of New York, stands as a treasure trove of over 150 works of art, donated by former artist and collector from New York’s East Village, Martin Wong.
MCNY previewed the exhibit last summer through the release of the City As Canvas coffee table book, that features Wong’s collection. I deejayed the opening party for the book, which coincided with Red Bull’s Write of Passage event—a six-week program aimed at educating participants about the impact of graffiti on global culture. And recently, I returned to MCNY to deejay the opening reception for City As Canvas. See work by Keith Haring, Lee Quiñones, LADY PINK, and FUTURA 2000 now, through August 24th, 2014.