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The Resource Sweet oblivion : the urban landscape of Martin Wong, [essays by] Marcia Tucker [and 5 others] ; edited by Amy Scholder

Sweet oblivion : the urban landscape of Martin Wong, [essays by] Marcia Tucker [and 5 others] ; edited by Amy Scholder

Label
Sweet oblivion : the urban landscape of Martin Wong
Title
Sweet oblivion
Title remainder
the urban landscape of Martin Wong
Statement of responsibility
[essays by] Marcia Tucker [and 5 others] ; edited by Amy Scholder
Title variation
Urban landscape of Martin Wong
Creator
Contributor
Artist
Editor
Writer of introduction
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The visionary paintings of Martin Wong, one of the unsung geniuses of New York's East Village art scene of the 1980s, are collected here and examined in depth for the first time. Entirely self-taught, Wong creates intricate compositions that combine gritty social documents, cosmic witticisms, and highly charged symbolic languages - customized manual alphabets for the deaf, street graffiti, Nuyorican poetry, hand-lettered signs, meticulously rendered brick facades, rearrangements of Zodiac signs - sometimes within a single painting. The urban landscape of Loisaida, the Hispanic section of the Lower East Side where Wong lives, is the source of his imagery. Whatever the theme - the survival of a neighborhood besieged by drugs and crime, homoerotic fantasies of men in uniform, the multiplicity of meaning in language, the kitsch and ornamentation of Chinatown USA - Wong's work is visually startling and movingly autobiographical
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wong, Martin
Dewey number
759.13
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
ND237.W786
LC item number
A4 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • catalogs
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Tucker, Marcia
  • Scholder, Amy
  • Illinois State University
  • New Museum of Contemporary Art (New York, N.Y.)
Series statement
New Museum books
Series volume
1
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wong, Martin
  • Wong, Martin
  • Chinese American artists
  • Artists
Label
Sweet oblivion : the urban landscape of Martin Wong, [essays by] Marcia Tucker [and 5 others] ; edited by Amy Scholder
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Catalog of an exhibition held at Illinois State University Galleries, Normal, Ill., Jan. 13-Feb. 22, 1998 and the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, May 28-Sept. 13, 1998
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 82-83)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Martin Wong's picture-perfect Chinatown
  • Lydia Yee
  • An existential frame
  • Carlo McCormick
  • Introduction
  • Marcia Tucker
  • Brick by brick: New York according to Martin Wong
  • Dan Cameron
  • The writing on the wall (every picture tells a storey, don't it?): tenement and storefront paintings, 1984-1986
  • Barry Blinderman
  • La vida: the life and writings of Miguel Piñero in the art of Martin Wong
  • Yasmin Ramirez
Control code
ocm38132660
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
85 pages
Isbn
9780847821020
Lccn
97051393
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)38132660
Label
Sweet oblivion : the urban landscape of Martin Wong, [essays by] Marcia Tucker [and 5 others] ; edited by Amy Scholder
Link
Publication
Note
Catalog of an exhibition held at Illinois State University Galleries, Normal, Ill., Jan. 13-Feb. 22, 1998 and the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, May 28-Sept. 13, 1998
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 82-83)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Martin Wong's picture-perfect Chinatown
  • Lydia Yee
  • An existential frame
  • Carlo McCormick
  • Introduction
  • Marcia Tucker
  • Brick by brick: New York according to Martin Wong
  • Dan Cameron
  • The writing on the wall (every picture tells a storey, don't it?): tenement and storefront paintings, 1984-1986
  • Barry Blinderman
  • La vida: the life and writings of Miguel Piñero in the art of Martin Wong
  • Yasmin Ramirez
Control code
ocm38132660
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
85 pages
Isbn
9780847821020
Lccn
97051393
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)38132660

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