Friday, July 12, 2013

Looking Forward To Fall: October - CITY AS CANVAS Book Release (Futura 2000, Basquiat, Lady Pink & More)

I'm looking forward to fall already as it's my favorite time of year and I'm tired of sweating already. Aren't you? The subways are boiling hot, my hair is frizzy, one can't even accessorize properly and my paint is even hot and melty--and it's hot in the galleries! Therefore, I await fall for that and THIS: a new book comes out entitled "City As Canvas" by a variety of contributing editors. (See full list on There's not much I love more than a crisp, new art book on a crisp fall day, and this one looks amazing from what I can see so far.  The release date is set for October 15, 2013.  Bring it, please!

This is what I saw from their press: 
"A visual account of the birth of graffiti and street art, showcasing as-yet-unseen works collected by preeminent artist Martin Wong. Note: I references Martin Wong in Lady Pink's mural feature: a few weeks ago.  Referred to by the New York Times as an artist "whose meticulous visionary realism is among the lasting legacies of New York’s East Village art scene of the 1980s," Martin Wong (1946–1999) was firmly entrenched in the NYC street art world of the late ’70s and ’80s. City as Canvas chronicles the most important chapter in the street art movement and the artists involved. Showcasing Wong’s enormous graffiti art collection, the book contains artwork, photographs, black books, letters, postcards, posters, and flyers made by Wong and his artist friends. The book contains previously unpublished art by famous street artists such as Futura 2000, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Christopher "Daze" Ellis, LA II, Lady Pink, and Keith Haring, to name only a few. City as Canvas traces the origins of urban self-expression and the era of "outlaw" street art in New York, which primed the floodgates for graffiti art to spread worldwide. "

Exhibition Schedule: Museum of the City of New York: Opens October 2013.  The Museum is doing many great exhibits and talks lately.   PS. There will be a talk Studio 54 next week, blog to follow for sure, counting the days for this one! Visit: for more information on the above.