Selected Bibliography


Adler, Solomon. “Portrait Martin Wong: Never Quite Together.” Spike Art Magazine 76 (Summer 2023): 86–95.

Adler, Solomon. “Humboldt Fog.” Artforum International 61, no. 3 (November 2022): 146–210.

Alteveer, Ian. “On Pause and Polyphony: Martin Wong’s Attorney Street.” Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 78, no. 2 (2020): 12–13.

Anderson, David. “Artist Wong, ‘Human Instamatic,’ Dead at 53.” Times Standard, August 19, 1999.

Anderson, Samuel. “Late Graffiti-ist Martin Wong Strikes Again.” VMan, October 3, 2019.

Anonymous. “The Presence of this Void.” ArtAsiaPacific 138 (May/June 2024): 46–63.

Baker, Kenneth. “Paglen’s Art Includes Secure Wi-Fi.” San Francisco Chronicle, March 21, 2015.

Banai, Nuit. “In the Groove.”, 2002.

Bell, Kirsty. “Neptune Society.” Frieze, no. 153 (March 2013): 164–65.

Bessa, Antonio Sergio. “(Untitled) Nutz Boy – Martin Wong.” Art in Print 8, no. 4 (November–December 2018).

Bishop, Claire. “History Depletes Itself.” Artforum 54, no. 1 (September 2015): 324–29.

Blinderman, Barry. “Martin Wong’s Chains of Desire.” Evergreen Review. Spring/Summer 2022.

Bobowicz, Joe. “How Fashion Gave Queer Art Its Renaissance.” I-D, October 16, 2019.

Boucher, Brian. “Danh Vo Channels Martin Wong at the Guggenheim.” Art in America, March 15, 2013.

Boucher, Brian. “Martin Wong’s Graffiti Art Collection Goes on View.” ARTnews, January 2, 2014.

Boucher, Brian. “Video: Martin Wong’s Bronx Museum Retrospective Truly Shines.”, November 16, 2015.

Brenson, Michael. “Art: ‘A Distanced View,’ by Group from Europe.” New York Times, October 3, 1986.

Brooks, Raillan. “Aerosol Art.” New York Times, December 8, 2013.

Brown, Griselda Murray. “Protest Art in the Age of Trump.” Financial Times, April 28, 2017.

Bruce, Jeffrey. “Red Brick and Chain Link.” The International Review of African American Art 16, no. 4 (2002): 37–41.

Budick, Ariella. “Art After Stonewall — Exhilarating New York Exhibition Charts the Fight for Gay Rights.” Financial Times, May 9, 2019.

Budick, Ariella. “‘City as Canvas’: An Exhibition of New York Graffiti Art.” Financial Times, February 21, 2014.

Budick, Ariella. “Showmanship and Narcissism at New York's Whitney.” Financial Times, February 7, 2017.

Bushman, M. “Danh Vo: ‘IMUUR2’ at the Guggenheim Museum through May 27th.”, May 14, 2013.

Cameron, Dan. “Image and Authority: The Recent Painting of Martin Wong.” Arts 60, no. 5 (January 1986): 14–16.

Caramanica, Jon. “Hip-Hop Don’t Stop.” The Village Voice, January 15, 2002.

Carrier, David. “Secret World: The Art of Martin Wong.” artcritical, January 31, 2016.

Cascone, Sarah. “Editors’ Picks: 11 Events for Your Art Calendar This Week, From a Celebration of Linda Nochlin to a Virtual NFT Explainer.”, April 19, 2021.

Cassell, James. “Martin Wong on the Lower East Side.” The Gay & Lesbian Review / Worldwide.

Catton, Pia. “Graffiti is Artless to Bratton.” The Wall Street Journal, August 19, 2014.

Chambers-Letson, Joshua. “The Queer of Color’s Mother: Ryan Rivera, Audre Lorde, MartinWong, Danh Vō.” The Drama Review 62, no. 1 (March 2018): 46–59.

Chayka, Kyle. “Danh Vo Brings His Historical, Cultural Explorations to the Guggenheim.” Hyperallergic, March 13, 2013.

Cheung, Ysabelle. “The Fantastic Observations of Martin Wong.” Hyperallergic , November 23, 2015.

Chua, Lawrence. “The Space between: Rabbits, Chicken, Fish.” Flash Art 25, no. 166 (October 1992): 73–75.

Churcher, Sharon. “‘Priceless’ Art Irks Dealer.” New York Magazine (October 15, 1984): 14.

Cohan, Nate. “Everything Must Go: Martin Wong on His Turf.” ARTnews, March 13, 2014.

Cotter, Holland. “An Urban Visionary with a Hungry Eye.” New York Times, November 20, 2015.

Cotter, Holland. “Art and AIDS: The Stuff Life Is Made of.” Art in America 85, no. 4 (April 1997): 50-55.

Cotter, Holland. “Art in Review.” New York Times, July 25, 2008.

Cotter, Holland. “Finding Art in the Asphalt.” New York Times, September 12, 2008.

Cotter, Holland. “Martin Wong.” Arts 59, no. 1 (September 1984): 2.

Cotter, Holland. “Martin Wong.” New York Times, January 29, 1993.

Cotter, Holland. “Once Upon a Time and Now.” New York Times, March 6, 2015.

Cotter, Holland. “The Price of Nothing: Luxury after The Real Estate Show.” New York Times, October 26, 2007.

Cotter, Holland. “Retrieving Magic from the Vault.” New York Times, January 5, 2001.

Cotter, Holland. “The Streets of a Crumbling El Dorado, Paved with Poetry and Desire.” New York Times, June 5, 1998.

Cotter, Holland. “‘Taiping Tainguo’: ‘A History of Possible Encounters: Ai Weiwei, Frog King Kwok, Tchching Hsieh, and Martin Wong in New York.’” New York Times, February 28, 2014.

Cotter, Holland. “Where Moral Force Trumps Market Forces.” New York Times , September 13, 2015.

Cottini, Carrie. “Martin Wong at First Street Gallery.” Artweek 30, no. 11 (November 1999): 15–16.

Cripps, Phoebe. “Martin Wong: ‘Malicious Mischief,’ Camden Art Centre, London.” Flash Art 344 (Fall 2023): 43.

Crocker, Katy and Ralph Vázquez-Concepción. “Martin Wong Was an Innovator of a Chaotic Cross-Disciplinary Oeuvre in Addition to Being a Painter.” Interview by Visual AIDS, The Visual Aids Blog, March 25, 2015.

Dannatt, Adrian. “A Notorious Past and a Risqué Present.” The Art Newspaper 12, no. 111 (February 2001): 69–70.

D’Arcy, David. “Secrets from a Lost World: David D’Arcy on Martin Wong at the Bronx Museum.” The Art Newspaper, January 15, 2016.

Dávila, Arlene. “Two Latinx Artists Take on Gentrification from the Perspective of Those Displaced.”Hyperallergic, December 2, 2021.

Davis, Ben. “In ‘Martin Wong: Painting is Forbidden,’ the Wattis Institute Largely Sidesteps Painting.” Momus, April 17, 2015.

Davis, Ben. “Martin Wong Show Reveals the Artist’s Wild San Francisco Roots.”, April 17, 2015.

Deitch, Jeffrey and Donald Kuspit. “Critics’ Picks.” Avenue, May 1987.

Diehl, Travis. “Five Exhibitions to See in Europe This Spring.” Frieze (March 24, 2023).

Diehl, Travis. “Martin Wong’s Psychedelic Storefront Reopens for a New Generation.” Frieze, 234 (April 2023).

Desmarais, Charles. “Dynamic Visual Year.” San Francisco Chronicle, January 2, 2016.

Desmarais, Charles. “Overlooked in Life, Martin Wong Gets His Due.” San Francisco Chronicle, October 16, 2017.

Doran, Bob. “Wong: The Eureka Years.” North Coast Journal, September 1999.

Douglas, Sarah. “KAWS & Effect: As His Own Fame Grows, Brian Donnelly Avidly Collects Art.” ARTnews, September 24, 2019.

Droitcour, Brian. “Rainbow Brain: The Visual Poetry of Martin Wong.” ARTnews, February 5, 2016.

Dudek, Ingrid. “I Am You, You Are Too.” ArtAsiaPacific no. 98 (May/June 2016): 70–79.

Dudek, Ingrid. “Martin Wong: Human Instamatic.” The Brooklyn Rail, December 15, 2015–January 16, 2016.

Ebony, David. “US Museums Respond to Crisis.”Art in America 89, no. 11 (November 2001): 37.

Editors of ARTnews. “Prado Gets $42 M. for Expansion, L.A. Dealer David Kordansky Heads to New York, and More: Morning Links for September 30, 2021.” ARTnews, September 30, 2021.

Eichhorn, Kate. “The Archival Turn in Feminism: Outrage in Order.” Afterimage 42, no. 2 (September–October 2014): 33.

Fialho, Alex. “City as Canvas: Graffiti Art from the Collection of Martin Wong.” Artforum, February 24, 2014.

Field, Marcus. “Self-Assembly and Set Theory as Inspiration.” Crafts, no. 254 (May 2015): 51–52.

Finkel, Jori. “Museums Pay Tribute to the Art that Aids Made.” The Art Newspaper, June 1, 2015.

Fox, Charlie. “Magnificent Obsessions: The Artist as Collector.” Frieze, no. 171 (May 2015): 236–37.

Frankel, David. “Martin Wong.” Artforum 37, no. 2 (October 1998): 117.

Frankel, Eddy. “Martin Wong: ‘Malicious Mischief.’” TimeOut London, May 19, 2023.

Gayer, Tanya and Julian Myers-Szupinska. “The Actionability of the Archive.” The Visual Aids Blog, July 20, 2015.

Gluhaich, Marko. “Editor’s Picks: Rediscovering Martin Wong’s Playful Vignettes.” Frieze, February 23, 2024.

Goodman, Matthew Shen. “Martin Wong.” Frieze, no. 178 (April 2016): 59.

Greenberger, Alex. “Danh Vo Creates a ‘Living’ Show of Other Artists’ Work in Venice.” ARTnews, April 18, 2022.

H. M. “Walker Art Center Purchase Saves Late Artist’s Collection.” The Art Newspaper 24, no. 265 (February 2015): 18.

Hagen, Charles. “All That Jazz.” ARTnews 89, no. 2 (February 1990): 112–17.

Haggerty, Gerald. “Semaphore East,” New York Times, October 25, 1985.

Haggerty, Gerald. “Semaphore East,” ARTnews 85 (January 1986): 135.

Harris, William. “Preview.” Artforum 36, no. 9 (May 1998): 46.

Harrison, Helen A. “Hidden Reserves of the Handicapped.” New York Times, December 22, 1991.

Harrison, Helen A. “Urban Anxieties Reflected in Paintings from East Village.” New York Times, August 17, 1986.

He, Kunlin. “Rethinking Chinese Ink Painting in the Context of Sinophone Studies.” Yishu: Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art 18, no. 6 (November/December 2019): 94–106.

Heartney, Eleanor. “Alternative America: Two Recent Exhibitions, Respectively, the History of the Underground Press and New York City’s Activist Artist Groups.” Art in America 84, no. 6 (June 1996): 34–37.

Heartney, Eleanor. “Street Life.” Art in America 104, no. 2 (February 2016): 76–83.

Hedegaard, Erik. “Tenements to the Stars.” Mother Jones 14, no. 6 (July/August 1989): 51.

Hendy, Eloise. “Come Over Here Rockface.” Plinth, August 18, 2023.

Henry, Gerrit. “Martin Wong at Semaphore.” Art in America 72, no. 11 (November 1984): 161–62.

Herbert, Martin. “Martin Wong: Malicious Mischief.” Art in America 111, no. 3 (Summer 2023): 134–35.

Hess, Elizabeth. “The Persian Gulf School.” The Village Voice, February 12, 1991.

Hess, Elizabeth. “Wong Benevolent Association.” The Village Voice, January 26, 1993.

Hess, Elizabeth. “Working the Street.” The Village Voice, November 29, 1988.

Hill, Joe. “Martin Wong at P.P.O.W.” Art in America 89, no. 9 (September 2001): 148–49.

Hirsh, David. “The Center Show.” New York Native, June 26, 1989.

Hirsh, David. “From the Lower East Side.” New York Native, October 15, 1990.

Hirsh, David. “Urban Realist Paints ‘Where I Live’." Bay Area Reporter, February 14, 1991.

Hoffman, Randi. “Big Painting Disappears Without a Trace.” The Uptown Dispatch, November 22, 1984.

Holman, Matthew. “Introducing Martin Wong.” R A Magazine 159 (Summer 2023): 30.

Hopkins, Samuel. “24 Awesome Art Exhibitions to See in London Throughout the Rest of 2023.” Secret London, September 4, 2023.

Hultkrans, Andrew. “Main Street.” Artforum, February 10, 2014.

Huw, Dylan. “The Many Lives of Martin Wong.” ArtReview, June 27, 2023.

Indiana, Gary. “The ‘Private’ Collector: An Interview with Norman Dubrow.” The Village Voice, October 23, 1984.

Jahla, Kabir. “Object Lessons.” Art Newspaper 32, no. 367 (May 2024): 50.

Johnson, Ken. “Following the Fickle Modern Beat.” New York Times, July 14, 2000.

Johnson, Ken. “Writing Was on the Wall, and Some Still Remains.” New York Times, February 7, 2014.

Joo, Eungie. “Bring That Beat Back.” FYI NYFA, Spring 2002.

Juxtapoz. “One Planet under a Groove.” Juxtapoz 38 (May/June 2002): 56–57.

Karl, Brian. “A Portrait of Martin Wong Between Text and Image.” Hyperallergic, April 17, 2015.

Keene, John. “Punks.” The Brooklyn Rail, December, 2021.

Kim, Diana, and Pamela Wong. “Complete Martin Wong Catalogue Goes Online.” ArtAsiaPacific, November 16, 2022.

Kinsella, Eileen. “Penny Pilkington, 63, & Wendy Olsoff, 63, Cofounders of P.P.O.W Gallery, New York” in “Meet the New Innovators: 8 Pioneering Art Dealers Who Predicted the Future of the Art Industry—and Then Made It Happen.”, October 21, 2020.

Kinsella, Eileen. “We’re Anything But Neutral on the Swiss Institute’s Chic New Manhattan Building.”, June 22, 2018.

Kirsch, Corinna. “Martin Wong: Human Instamatic.” Panorama 2, no. 1 (2016).

Kley, Elisabeth. “Gotham Art and Theater.”, January 5, 2010.

Kuspit, Donald. “Martin Wong at the New Museum of Contemporary Art.” Art New England 20, no. 1 (December 1998/January 1999): 13.

Kwon, Marci. “Naming Martin Wong.” Panorama: Journal of the Association of Historians of American Art 9, no. 1 (Spring 2023):

Kwon, Marci and Margo Machida. “Margo Machida with Marci Kwon.” The Brooklyn Rail, July 2022.

La Force, Thessaly. “The Lost.” T: New York Times Style Magazine, April 22, 2018.

Laing, Olivia. “A Fold in Time: David Wojnarowicz and the Radical Collections of the Fales Library.” Aperture 239 (Summer 2020): 92–95.

Laster, Paul. “Martin Wong: Art Review.” Time Out New York, no. 747, January 21, 2010.

Lee, Felicia R. “A Medici to Spray Paint and Graffiti Artists.” New York Times, January 29, 2014.

Lescaze, Zoë. “Martin Wong.” Artforum, November 13, 2015.

Levin, Kim. “Semaphore.” The Village Voice, October 21, 1986.

Lewis, Joe. “The Vanishing Neighborhood.” East Village Eye, April 1986.

Li, Alvin. “Spectrosynthesis: Asian LGBTQ Issues and Art Now.” Frieze, no. 192 (January/February 2018): 174.

Liclair, Christian. “Martin Wong: Dream Fungus: Early Works 1967–1978.” The Brooklyn Rail, June 9, 2022.

Lin, Jeremy Atherton. “Bricks and Martyrs.” The World of Interiors (June 2023): 204–211.

Lloyd, Joe. “Martin Wong: Malicious Mischief.” Studio International (June 28, 2023):

Long, Andrew. “Openings: Unlimited Series.” Art and Antiques 21, no. 6 (June 1998): 30–31.

Lopez, Luciana. “Hip Hop Planet.” URB91, March 2002.

Lubow, Arthur. “4 Art Gallery Shows to See Right Now.” New York Times, April 21, 2021.

Macabasco, Lisa Wong. “Martin Wong’s Tender, Gritty Cityscapes Helped Me Appreciate My Hometown.” Artsy, May 25, 2021.

Mack, Joshua. “Human Instamatic.” Art Review 68, no. 2 (March 2016): 124.

Maeda, Daryl J. “Black Panthers, Red Guards, and Chinamen: Constructing Asian American Identity through Performing Blackness, 1969–72.” American Quarterly 57, no. 4 (December 2005): 1079–1103.

Mahoney, Robert. “New York in Review.” Arts 63, no. 6 (February 1989): 96–105.

Maniaci, Cara. “Sweet Oblivion: The Urban Landscapes of Martin Wong, at New Museum of Contemporary Art, to September 13th.” NY Arts, no. 23 (July/August 1998): 16.

Mann, Richard G. “Wong, Martin.” glbtq: An Encyclopedia of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Culture, 2007.

Martin, Richard. “What Is Absent in Objects: The New Painting of Martin Wong.” Arts 61, no. 2 (October 1986): 53–55.

Martin, Susan, Maynard Monrow, and Bill Stelling. “Love among the Ruins: 56 Bleeker Gallery and Late 80’s New York.” Howl! Archive Publishing 1, no. 19 (2017).

“Martin Wong was an innovator of a chaotic cross-disciplinary oeuvre in addition to being a painter.” The Visual Aids Blog, March 25, 2015.

McCaffery, Damien. “Under the Influence.” VIBE, January, 2002.

McCormack, Chris. “Letter from Bangkok and Taipei.” Art Monthly, no. 433 (February 2020): 41–42.

McCormick, Carlo. “Boy in the Hood.” Artforum 38, no.2 (October 1999): 114–68.

McCormick, Carlo. “East Village USA.” Juxtapoz 12, no. 3 (May/June, 2005): 58–59.

McCormick, Carlo. “Martin Wong: Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York.” Artforum 54, no. 7 (March 2016): 270.

McCormick, Carlo. “Martin Wong, Exit Art.” Artforum 27, no. 7 (March 1989): 129.

McCormick, Carlo. “Village Voice.” Artforum 38, no. 7 (March 2000): 22, 25.

Middleman, Rachel and Ann Monahan. “Introduction: The Politics of Legacy.” Art Journal 76, no. 1 (Spring 2017): 70–74.

Millar, John Douglas. “Martin Wong: Malicious Mischief.” Art Monthly 469 (September 2023): 30–31.

Min, Susette. Review of Entropic Designs: A Review of Maya Lin: Systematic Landscapes and Asian/American/Modern Art: Shifting Currents, 1900-1970 at the de Young Museum, by Maya Lin, Richard Andrews, Daniell Cornell, and Mark Dean Johnson. American Quarterly 61, no. 1 (March 2009): 193–215.

Mittelmark, Howard. “Loony at the Top.” Art & Antiques (January 1985): 14.

Mizota, Sharon. “Asian/American/Modern Art: Shifting Currents, 1900–1970.” X-TRA: Contemporary Art Quarterly 11, no. 4 (June 2009): 46–48.

Monforton, Mary-Ann. “Out & About: On Bended Knee.” BOMB, January 13, 2010.

Moore, Sam. “Prisoners, cruising and Bruce Lee: how the world caught up with artist Martin Wong.” The Guardian, August 22, 2023.

Morgan, Tiernan. “The Intimate Visions of Martin Wong, Loisaida’s ‘Chino-Latino’ Painter.” Hyperallergic, January 15, 2016.

Mostafa, Heddaya. “Martin Wong.” Modern Painters 28, no. 2 (February 2016): 94.

Mucahy, Susan. “Deep in the Art of the East Village.” New York Post, October 22, 1984.

Neuendorf, Henri. “Destined for a Garage Sale, Martin Wong’s Collection Is Saved by Danh Vō and the Walker Art Center.”, February 11, 2015.

Newell-Hanson, Alice. “The Last Downtown Gallery.” New York Times, June 16, 2021.

O'Brien, Glenn. “Martin Wong: Semaphore East.” Artforum 24, no. 5 (January 1986): 89–90.

O'Brien, Glenn. “Semaphore Gallery.” Artforum 23, no. 4 (December 1984): 83.

Paolini, Elaine. “Shifting Geography Captured in Cityscapes.” New York Resident, July 26, 2000.

Park, Joseph. “Martin Wong Painted What He Saw.” International Examiner, April 30, 1999: 28.

“Pearl Paint Closes.” Artforum, April 21, 2014.

Pérez, Roy. “The gGory that Was Wrong: El ‘Chino Malo’ Approximates Nuyorico.” Women & Performance: a Journal of Feminist Theory 25, no. 3 (2015): 277–97.

Phillips, Cassandra. “‘Eureka’: Artist Finds City’s Beauty in Neon, Taverns, rRooms …” The Times-Standard, April 28, 1977.

Phillips-Amos, Georgia. “Diedrick Brackens.” Border Crossings 40, no. 2 (August 2021): 162–63.

Phillips-Amos, Georgia. “The Mesmerizing Murals of Os Gêmeos.” The Village Voice, September 20, 2016.

Pobric, Pac. “Against Allegory: On Benjamin Buchloh’s New Collection of Essays.” The Art Newspaper, September 28, 2015.

Pobric, Pac. “Uncaged: Danh Vo’s Ready-Made Reality at the Guggenheim.” The Village Voice, March 7, 2018.

Pogrebin, Robin. “And Now an Exhibition from Our Sponsor.” New York Times, August 23, 2009.

Poletta, Gianandrea. “Tales from the Gutter: Martin Wong’s ‘Malicious Mischief’ at KW, Berlin.” Nero, May 18, 2023,

Pollack, Barbara. “Reviews: The End.” ARTnews 99, no. 6 (June 2000): 143–-144.

Pollack, Barbara. “Reviews: Martin Wong.” ARTnews 109, no. 3 (March 2010): 110.

Pollard, Madeleine. “The Queer Chinese American Artist Who Captured the Underbelly of 80s NY.” i-D Magazine – VICE, April 12, 2023.

Porges, Tim. “Sweet Oblivion: The Urban Landscapes of Martin Wong.” Dialogue 21, no. 2 (May/June 1998): 14–15.

“Portrait of the Artist: Martin Wong’s Days on North Coast Revealed in Exhibit.” Times Standard, September 17, 1999.

Prince, Mark. “Siege Mentalities.” Art Monthly 450 (October 2021): 11–15.

POZ. “Martin Wong.” POZ (November 1999): 44.

Ramirez-Harwood, Yasmin. “Writing in the Sky: An Interview with Martin Wong.” East Village Eye (October 1984).

Raven, Arlene. “Fo(u)r Freedoms.” The Village Voice, October 10, 1989.

Raynor, Vivien. “Art: 49 Feininger Works Get First US Showing” New York Times, October 25, 1985.

Raynor, Vivien. “Climbing: The East Village.” New York Times, January 27, 1983.

Raynor, Vivien. “‘Hip Hop’ Moves Closer to Respectability.” New York Times, March 3, 1991.

Rea, Naomi. “Street Art Is a Global Commercial Juggernaut with a Diverse Audience. Why Don’t Museums Know What to Do with It?”, August 7, 2019.

Rewald, Sabine, Lisa M. Messinger, and R. Craig Miller. “Twentieth Century Art.” Notable Acquisitions (Metropolitan Museum of Art), no. 1984/1985 (1984): 44–61.

Roberts, Sam. “Landlord vs. Tenant: When It All Began.” New York Times, October 20, 2013.

Robinson, Walter and McCormick, Carlo. “Slouching toward Avenue D,” Art in America 72, no. 6 (Summer 1984): 134–61.

Rosenberg, Karen. “Martin Wong.” New York Times, January 22, 2010.

Rosenblatt, Roger. “A Christmas Story.” Time 126, no. 26, December 30, 1985.

Rubinstein, Raphael. “When Bad Was Good.” Art in America 94, no. 6 (June/July 2006): 83–85, 87.

Russeth, Andrew. “At the Punta Della Dogana, Danh Vo Offers a Moving Selection of Martin Wongs.” ARTnews, May 7, 2015.

Russeth, Andrew. “Big Heat: The Bronx Museum Champions the Brave, Unflinching Martin Wong.” ARTnews, November 6, 2015.

Russeth, Andrew. “The Hugo Boss Prize 2012: Danh Vo ‘IMUUR2’ at the Guggenheim Museum.” Gallerist, March 19, 2013.

Saval, Nikil. “We Belong.” T: New York Times Style Magazine, April 22, 2018.

Schaad, Gabrielle. “Tell It to My Heart: Collected by Julie Ault.” Flash Art 46, no. 290 (May 2013): 142.

Scheljdal, Peter. “City Scenes.” The New Yorker (November 16, 2015): 94–95.

Schwabsky, Barry. “A City of Bricks and Ciphers.” Art in America 86, no. 9 ( September 1998): 100-105.

Schwendener, Martha. “Downtown, Before the Gentry Moved In.” New York Times, December 16, 2012.

Schwendener, Martha. “Gritty, Mostly Male and White.” New York Times, January 15, 2010.

Scobie, Ilka. “Martin Wong and Aaron Gilbert’s P.P.O.W.” Artlyst, April 20, 2021.

Sheets, Hilarie M. “P.P.O.W Defies Tough Odds for Mid-Sized Galleries.” The Art Newspaper, December 6, 2017.

Sirmans, Franklin. “Reviews: Martin Wong.” Flash Art 31, no. 203 (November/December 1998): 108.

Smith, Roberta. “Awash in a Cultural Deluge.” New York Times, March 14, 2013.

Smith, Roberta. “Looking Back at the Flurry on the Far Side.” New York Times, December 10, 2004.

Smith, Roberta. “Martin Wong Is Dead at 53; A Painter of Poetic Realism.” New York Times, August 18, 1999.

Smith, Roberta. “Out of the Vociferous Planet and in the Orbit of Funk and Hip-Hop.” New York Times, January 18, 2002.

Solomon, Tessa. “The Human Instamatic: Martin Wong’s Visionary Paintings of New York Continue to Intrigue.” ARTnews, June 7, 2021.

Speed, Mitch. “Martin Wong’s ‘Malicious Mischief’.” e-flux Criticism (March 22, 2023).

Steer, Emily. “Martin Wong’s Paintings Are an Ethereal Explanation of Otherness.” AnOther Magazine (June 21, 2023):

Stillman, Nick. “Martin Wong, P·P·O·W Gallery.” Artforum 48, no. 8 (April 2010): 193.

Strasnick, Stephanie. “Let Us Spray: Up Close and Personal with New York’s Early Graffiti Writers.”ARTnews, January 14, 2014.

Sturman, John. “Martin Wong.” ARTnews 88 (March 1989): 178–79.

Su, Sammy. “Dive into Martin Wong and Aaron Gilbert's ‘1981–2021’ Exhibition at P.P.O.W Gallery.” HYPEBEAST, April 9, 2021.

Sutton, Benjamin. “Danh Vo Guggenheim Show Is a Collaboration with Deceased Artist Martin Wong.”, March 22, 2013.

Tajima, Marsha. “Poet of Decay.” Bridge 9, nos. 3/4 (1984): 36–39.

Tang, Clara. “Martin Wong: Malicious Mischief.” ArtAsiaPacific 133 (May/June 2023): 89.

Taylor, Nora. “Hunter-Gatherer or the Other Ethnographer? The Artist in the Age of Historical Reproduction.” Journal of Material Culture 27, no. 1 (March 2022): 10–29.

Trebay, Guy. “The Bricklayer’s Art.” The Village Voice, May 26, 1998.

Tsai, Sylvia. “Familiar Meetings, Strange Lands.” ArtAsiaPacific, no. 101 (November 2016): 146–47.

Urquhart, Ross. “Art Reviews.” The New Common Good (February 1988): 6–7.

Urquhart, Ross. “Resisting the Insular Art World.” The New Common Good (January 1985).

Valdez, Sarah. “Tales of Bohemian Glory.” Art in America, no. 6 (June 2005): 92–93, 95.

Van Eeckhoutte, Louis-Philippe. “Armchair Traveler: From Milan to New York and Back Again.” Interview Magazine, April 14, 2021.

Vartanian, Hrag. “Graffiti Legend Daze Explains the Importance of Martin Wong’s Graffiti Collection.” Hyperallergic, October 29, 2013.

Vo, Danh. “IMMUR 2.” Art Journal 76, no. 1 (Spring 2017): 81–89.

Weaver, Shaye. “The Best Things to Do in NYC This Weekend.” TimeOut, April 21, 2021.

White, Katie. “See a Kaleidoscopic Array of Works on View in Southeast Asia’s Largest-Ever Exhibition of LGBTQ Art.”, October 28, 2019.

Williams, J. “Whitewash of Mural Stains School Morale.” Daily News, August 11, 2005.

Wolff, Theodore F. “Views of the City that Inspire and Graffiti that Do Not.” Christian Science Monitor, November 27, 1984.

Wong, Harley. “Kang Seung Lee.” Art in America 109, no. 6 (November–December 2021): 14.

Wong, Martin. “Four Acrylic Paintings.” Positions: East Asia Cultures Critique 2, no. 1 (Spring 1994): 68–72.

Wong, Martin. “Martin Wong Meets Martin Wong.” Giant Robot (Summer 1999): 48–50.

Wong, Ryan. “A Brief History of the Art Collectives of NYC’s Chinatown.” Hyperallergic, February 7, 2017.

Wong, Ryan. “Charming Stuff: Danh Vo and Martin Wong.” Hyperallergic, March 27, 2013.

Wu, Simon. “Aaron Gilbert and Martin Wong: P·P·O·W.” Art in America 109, no. 4 (July/August 2021): 84–85.

Wu, Simon. “Social Scales: Aaron Gilbert and Martin Wong at P·P·O·W.” Art in America, May 20, 2021.

Wullschlager, Jackie. “The Artist as Collector at the Barbican.” Financial Times, February 13, 2015.

Yablonsky, Linda. “Danh Patrol: Linda Yablonsky at Danh Vo’s opening at Marian Goodman.” Artforum, March 26, 2013.

Yamamura, Midori. “Archetypes: Cordillera’s Labyrinth.” Antennae: The Journal of Nature in Visual Culture 55 (Summer 2021): 122–38.

Yau, John. “George Miyasaki’s Non-Western American Painting.” Hyperallergic, May 26, 2019.

Yau, John. “Martin Wong, the Perennial Outsider, Answers Back.” Art|Basel (June 21, 2023):

Yee, Lydia. “Danh Vō Revisits The Exorcist at Marian Goodman London.”, January 22, 2015.

Yu, Nick. “The Erotics of Amputation: Robert Gober.” ArtAsiaPacific 137 (March/April 2024): 80–85.

Zamora, Jim Herron. “Martin Wong: San Francisco Artist.” San Francisco Examiner, August 22, 1999.

Zimmer, William. “Known Artists, Fresh Work from Private Collections.” New York Times, March 9, 1997.

Zinsser, John. “Martin Wong at EXIT Art and Frank Bernaducci.” Art in America 77, no. 3 (March 1989): 149.

Zion, Amy, and Peter Broda. “Martin Wong’s Jackets: Estate as Process.” Art Journal 76, no. 1 (Spring 2017): 75–80. doi:10.1080/00043249.2017.1332878.


“‘Art of Tomorrow’ Contemporary Works to Fund Cultural Exchange, Artistic Community.” Sothebys, September 9, 2020.

“The Chirimoya Years: Martin Wong in Eureka, California.” Doyle, November 7, 2018.

“Hindman Sets World Auction $1.1 Million Record for Martin Wong.” Chicago Gallery News, October 8, 2021.

“Lot 18: Martin Wong (American, 1946–1999), Persuit (El Que Gane Pierde He Who Wins Looses), 1984.” Hindman Auctions, September 28, 2021.

“Martin Wong’s Sunset Park.” Featuring Barry Blinderman, Sothebys, May 20, 2022.

Potts, Morgan. “Seminal Work by Martin Wong, New York’s ‘Painter of Modern Life,’ To Lead Bonhams Post-War & Contemporary Auction.” Bonhams, May 19, 2022. release/34409/.

Wang, Han-I. “Martin Wong (1946–1999): Window Gate Diptych.” Christies Live Auction 12121| Lot 195, March 4, 2016.

Exhibition Catalogs

Alcauskas, Katherine D. Innovative Approaches, Honored Traditions: The Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art at Five Years, Highlights from the Permanent Collection. Clinton, NY: Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art at Hamilton College, 2017.

Asian Arts Institute. The Mind’s I. New York: Asian Arts Institute, 1987.

Ault, Julie, Caroline Bourgeois, Heinz Peter Knes, Stefan A. Pedersen, and Danh Vo. Slip of the Tongue. Venice: Marsilio Editori Spa, Palazzo Grassi Spa, 2015.

Ault, Julie, Heinz Peter Knes, Danh Vo, Martin Wong, and Galerie Buchholz. I.M.U.U.R.2: Julie Ault, Heinz Peter Knes, Danh Vo, Martin Wong. London: Koenig, 2013.

Baum, Kelly, Lucy Bradnock, and Tina Rivers Ryan. Delirious: Art at the Limits of Reason, 19501980. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2017.

Bessa, Antonio Sergio. Martin Wong: Human Instamatic. London: Black Dog Publishing Limited, 2015.

Blinderman, Barry, Thomas Lawson, and Susan Morgan. Contemporary Perspectives, 1984. Lewisburg, PA: Bucknell University Press, 1984.

The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Jenny Dixon, Lydia Yee, Franklin Sirmans, and Greg Tate. One Planet Under a Groove: Hip Hop and Contemporary Art. Bronx: Bronx Museum of the Arts, 2001.

Burkhart, Caitlin and Julian Myers-Szupinska. My Trip to America by Martin Wong. San Francisco: California College of the Arts, 2015.

Cameron, Dan, Liza Kirwin, and Alan W. Moore. East Village USA. New York: New Museum of Contemporary Art, 2004.

Chaffee, Cathleen, and Katherine D. Alcauskas. Eye on a Century: Modern and Contemporary Art from the Charles B. Benenson Collection at the Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven: Yale University Art Gallery, 2012.

Chong, Doryun, and Cosmin Costinaș. Taiping Tianguo: A History of Possible Encounters: Ai Weiwei, Frog King Kwok, Tehching Hsieh and Martin Wong in New York. Berlin: Sternberg Press, 2015.

Cochran, Rebecca Dimling. Art at the Edge: Social Turf. Atlanta: High Museum of Art, 1995.

Collischan, Judy. Office Installations: On the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University. Brookville, NY: Hillwood Art Museum, C.W. Post Campus, Long Island University, 1992.

Colo, Papo. Exit Art. New York: Exit Art, 1998.

Conlon, Rhys, and Sarah McGavran. Eye to I: Self-Portraits from the National Portrait Gallery. Munich: Hirmer Verlag GmbH; Washington: National Portrait Gallery, 2019.

Cooperider, Carrie, Melissa Hiller, and Jennifer Poole. The Figure: Another Side of Modernism. Staten Island: Snug Harbor Cultural Center, 2000.

Cornell, Daniell, Mark Dean Johnson, Gordon H. Chang, Karin Higa, Sharon Spain, and ShiPu Wang. Asian/American/Modern Art: Shifting Currents, 19001970. San Francisco: Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, 2008.

Daderko, Dean. SIDE x SIDE. New York: Visual AIDS; New York: La Mama La Galleria, 2008.

Deitch, Jeffrey, Roger Gastman, and Aaron Rose. Art in the Streets. New York, NY: Skira Rizzoli; Los Angeles: Museum of Contemporary Art, 2011.

Gruijthuijsen, Krist, and AgustÍn Pérez Rubio, eds. Martin Wong: Malicious Mischief. Cologne: Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther und Franz König, 2022.

Gygax, Raphael, and Heike Munder. United by AIDS: An Anthology on Art in Response to HIV/AIDS. Zürich: Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst; Zürich: Verlag Scheidegger & Spiess, 2019.

Hannan, Greg. The Figure in the Landscape. Washington: Baumgartner Galleries, 1991.

Herter Art Gallery, and Tyler Galleries (Temple University). Imperfect. Amherst, MA: NYPOP, 1995.

Herzberg, Julia P., Laura Trippi, Gary Sangster, and Sharon F. Patton. The Decade Show: Frameworks of Identity in the 1980s. New York: Museum of Contemporary Hispanic Art, New Museum of Contemporary Art, and Studio Museum in Harlem, 1990.

Hu, Sean C. S. Spectrosynthesis: Asian LGBT Issues and Art Now, vol. 2. Taipei: Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei and Taipei Culture Foundation, 2017.

Indiana, Gary, et al. Contemporary Art Auction to Benefit El Bohio. New York: El Bohio, 1985.

Ingberman, Jeanette, and John Yau. Martin Wong: November 5December 23, 1988. New York: Exit Art, 1988.

Jones, Kellie. In the Ring: March 21September 6, 1993. Staten Island: Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, 1993.

Kamps, Toby, Steve Seid, and Jenni Sorkin. Silence. Houston, TX: Menil Foundation; Berkeley: University of California Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, 2012.

Katz, Jonathan David, and Rock Hushka. Art AIDS America. Tacoma: Tacoma Art Museum; Seattle and London: University of Washington Press, 2015.

Ligon, Glenn, Alex Farquharson, and Francesco Manacorda. Glenn Ligon: Encounters and Collisions. London: Nottingham Contemporary and Tate, 2015.

Lippard, Lucy R. Acts of Faith: Politics and the Spirit. Cleveland: Cleveland State University Art Gallery, 1988.

McCormick, Carlo, and Adam Putnam. Martin Wong: Everything Must Go. New York: PPOW, 2009.

NY City Council and the Chinese American Arts Council. An All-Star Salute to Chinese American Cultural Pioneers. New York: New York City Council, 1993.

Petry, Michael. Hidden Histories: 20th century Male Same Sex Lovers in the Visual Arts. London: Artmedia Press, 2004.

Plous, Phyllis, Dan Cameron, Walter Robinson, Michael Kohn, and Carlo McCormick. Neo York: Report on a Phenomenon. Santa Barbara: University Art Museum, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1984.

State University of New York at Stony Brook Fine Arts Center. Eight Urban Painters: Contemporary Artists of the East Village. Stony Brook: The Gallery, 1986.

Styron, Tommy. Innocence and Experience: Exhibition and Catalogue. Greenville, SC: Greenville County Museum of Art, 1985.

Tucker, Marcia, Dan Cameron, Barry Blinderman, Yasmin Ramirez, Lydia Yee, and Carlo McCormick, New Museum of Contemporary Art, ed. Amy Scholder. Sweet Oblivion: The Urban Landscape of Martin Wong. New York: Rizzoli Press, 1998.

Weinberg, Jonathan, Tyler Cann, Anastasia Kinigopoulo, and Drew Sawyer. Art after Stonewall. New York: Rizzoli, 2019.

Yau, John, Bergamot Station Arts Center, Thread Waxing Space, and Miami-Dade Community College. Murder. Santa Monica: Smart Art Press, 1995.


Auther, Elissa, Adam Lerner, and Julia Bryan-Wilson. West of Center: Art and the Counterculture Experiment in America, 1965–1977. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2012.

Bernstein, Lee. America is the Prison: Arts and Politics in Prison in the 1970s. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2010.

Callahan, Sara. Art + Archive: Understanding the Archival Turn in Contemporary Art. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2022.

Castrucci, Andrew, and Nadia Coën. Your House Is Mine. New York: Bullet Space, 1993.

Chambers-Letson, Joshua Takano. After the Party: A Manifesto for Queer of Color Life. New York: New York University Press, 2018.

Chang, Gordon H., Mark Dean Johnson, and Paul J. Karlstrom. Asian American Art: A History, 1850–1970. Palo Alto: Stanford University Press, 2008.

Chong, Doryun, Lesley Ma, Pauline J. Yao, and Ikko Yokoyama. M+ Collections: Highlights. London; New York: Thames & Hudson, 2021.

Cifor, Marika. Viral Cultures: Activist Archiving in the Age of AIDS. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2022.

Colo, Papo, Holland Cotter, Mary Anne Staniszewski, Rachel Gugelberger, and Jeanette Ingberman. Unfinished Memories: 30 Years of Exit Art. New York: Exit Art; Göttingen: Steidl, 2016.

Corcoran, Sean, and Carlo McCormick. City as Canvas: New York City Graffiti from the Martin Wong Collection. New York: Skira Rizzoli and Museum of the City of New York, 2013.

Dávila, Arlene. Latinx Art: Artists, Markets, and Politics. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2020.

Fensterstock, Ann. Art on the Block: Tracking the New York Art World from SoHo to the Bowery, Bushwick and Beyond. New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2013.

Friedman, Nancy. California: Art of the State. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1998.

Guth, Christine M. E. Hokusai's Great Wave: Biography of a Global Icon. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press, 2015.

Ho, Christopher K., and Daisy Nam. Best!: Letters from Asian Americans in the Arts. New York: Paper Monument, 2021.

Johnson, Mark Dean, Lawrence Rinder, and Lydia Yee. Martin Wong’s Utopia: A Peaceful Life and Heavenly Place. San Francisco: Chinese Historical Society of America, 2004.

K11 Art Foundation. City as Studio. Hong Kong: K11 Art Foundation, 2021.

Kalb, Peter R. Art Since 1980: Charting the Contemporary. London: Laurence King Publishing, 2013.

Kim, Elaine H., Margo Machida, and Sharon Mizota. Fresh Talk, Daring Gazes: Conversations on Asian American Art. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2003.

Kwon, Marci. “A Secret History of Martin Wong.” The Present Prospects of Social Art History. New York: Bloomsbury Visual Arts, Bloomsbury Publishing Inc., 2021: 11330.

Lippard, Lucy R. Mixed Blessings: New Art in a Multicultural America. New York: Pantheon, 1990.

Machida, Margo. Unsettled Visions: Contemporary Asian American Artists and the Social Imaginary. Durham: Duke University Press, 2008.

Miller, Dana. Handbook of the Collection. New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 2015.

Rosati, Lauren, and Mary Anne Staniszewski, eds. Alternative Histories: New York Art Spaces, 1960 to 2010. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2012.

Ryan, Bartholomew. 9 Artists. New York: Walker Art Center, 2013.

Smalls, Shanté Paradigm. Hip Hop Heresies Queer Aesthetics in New York City. New York: New York University Press, 2022.

Strombeck, Andrew. DIY on the Lower East Side: Books, Buildings, and Art After the 1975 Fiscal Crisis. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2020.

Taylor, Marvin J., ed. The Downtown Book: The New York Art Scene, 1974–1984. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2006.

Tobler, Jay. The American Art Book. London: Phaidon Press, 1999.

Whitney Museum of American Art. American Visionaries: Selections from the Whitney Museum of American Art. New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 2001.

Wong, Martin. Footprints, Poems and Leaves. San Francisco: 1968.

Wong, Martin, and John Ross. Eureka. Eureka, CA: Eureka Printing Company, 1977.

Yee, Lydia. Magnificent Obsessions: The Artist as Collector. London: Prestel, 2015.


Cifor, Marika Louise. “‘’Your Nostalgia Is Killing Me’: Activism, Affect and the Archives of HIV/AIDS.” PhD diss., University of California, Los Angeles, 2017. ProQuest (10287157).

Douglas, Kita. “Graphic Intimations: Postwar to Contemporary Asian Diasporic Art and Writing.” PhD diss., Duke University, 2019. ProQuest (13810175).

Kirwin, Elizabeth Seton. “It’s All True: Imagining New York’s East Village Art Scene of the 1980s.” PhD diss., University of Maryland, 1999. UMI (9925812).

Pérez, Roy. “Queer Mediums: The Cultural Politics of Figuration in Latin@ Literature and Performance.” PhD diss., New York University, 2012. ProQuest (10143916).