MARTIN WONG (1946-1999)
MARTIN WONG (1946-1999)
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MARTIN WONG (1946-1999)

Divine

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MARTIN WONG (1946-1999)
Divine
signed, inscribed, titled and dated 'TO MY LIFELONG INSPIRATION DAZE FROM Martin Wong 1986 I DID THIS PICTURE OF DEVINE [sic] IN 1979' (on the reverse)
acrylic on canvas
36 x 36 in. (91.4 x 91.4 cm.)
Painted in 1979.
Provenance
Chris "Daze" Ellis, New York, acquired directly from the artist
Web Gallery NYC, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner
Literature
C. Kirsch, “Martin Wong: Human Instamatic,” Panorama 2, no. 1, 2016, n.p.
I. Dudek, “I Am You, You Are Too,” ArtAsiaPacific, no. 98, May 2016), p. 72.
S.P. Smalls, Hip Hop Heresies: Queer Aesthetics in New York City, New York, 2022, p. 33.
Exhibited
Andover, Massachusetts, Addison Gallery of American Art and Columbus, Wexner Center for the Arts, Loisaida: New York's Lower East Side in the '80s, April-July 2014.
New York, The Bronx Museum of the Arts and Columbus, Wexner Center for the Arts, Ohio State University, Martin Wong: Human Instamatic, November 2015-August 2016, pp. 15 and 152 (illustrated).
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