Collecting the Streets: Martin Wong's Graffiti Art Holdings
June 11 1998
Panel discussion held in conjunction with the New Museum’s exhibit “Sweet Oblivion: The Urban Landscapes of Martin Wong."
Impelled by a deep sense of memory and a passion for narrative, Martin Wong explored the manifold realities of a vibrant urban culture, conveying his wonder at the vividness, even splendor, of dense environments outsiders might otherwise dismiss as destitute or garish. "Sweet Oblivion: The Urban Landscape of Martin Wong”, organized by the New Museum and the University Galleries of Illinois State University, where it was shown earlier in 1998, was the first museum retrospective of Wong’s work.1
Panelists included: Yasmin Ramirez, Dan Cameron, Carlo McCormick, Stephan Eins, and moderator Alan Moore.