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Attorney Street (Handball Court with Autobiographical Poem by Piñero)

Artist:
Martin Wong (American, 1946–1999)
Date:
1982–84
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
35 1/2 x 48 in. (90.2 x 121.9 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Edith C. Blum Fund, 1984
Accession Number:
1984.110
Rights and Reproduction:
© The Estate of Martin Wong
On view at The Met Breuer on Floor 4
Inscription: Signed and inscribed (upper right): Rendered in paint / by Martin Wong
the artist, New York (1984; sold through Bess Cutler Gallery, New York to MMA)

New York. Bess Cutler Gallery. "Situations," January–February 11, 1984, no catalogue.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Aspects of the City," July 31–September 29, 1984, no catalogue.

Mexico City. Museo Rufino Tamayo. "Nueva Pintura Narrativa: Coleccion del Metropolitan Museum of Art, Nueva York," November 1–December 31, 1984, no. 30.

Bronx Museum of the Arts. "The Artist Celebrates New York: Selected Paintings from The Metropolitan Museum of Art," February 2–March 24, 1985, unnum. brochure.

Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus. "The Artist Celebrates New York: Selected Paintings from The Metropolitan Museum of Art," April 17–June 2, 1985, unnum. brochure.

Queens. Jamaica Arts Center. "The Artist Celebrates New York: Selected Paintings from The Metropolitan Museum of Art," June 15–July 27, 1985, unnum. brochure.

Staten Island Museum. "The Artist Celebrates New York: Selected Paintings from The Metropolitan Museum of Art," September 8–October 20, 1985, unnum. brochure.

New York. City College of New York. "The Artist Celebrates New York: Selected Paintings from The Metropolitan Museum of Art," October 25–December 13, 1985, unnum. brochure.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The 1980s: A New Generation, American Painters and Sculptors," April 13–July 31, 1988, brochure no. 48 (as "Attorney Street: Handball Court with Autobiographical Poem by Piñero").

Normal, Ill. Illinois State University Galleries. "Sweet Oblivion: The Urban Landscape of Martin Wong," January 13–February 22, 1998.

New York. New Museum of Contemporary Art. "Sweet Oblivion: The Urban Landscape of Martin Wong," May 28–September 13, 1998.

New York. New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York. "East Village USA," December 9, 2004–March 19, 2005, no. 173.

New York. Bronx Museum of the Arts. "Martin Wong: Human Instamatic," November 4, 2015–March 13, 2016, unnumbered cat. (p. 52).

Yasmin R. Harwood. "Writing in the Sky: Martin Wong." East Village Eye 5 (October 1984), p. 25, ill.

Lowery S. Sims in Nueva Pintura Narrativa: Coleccion del Metropolitan Museum of Art, Nueva York. Exh. cat., Museo Rufino Tamayo. Mexico City, 1984, pp. 21, 45, no. 30, ill.

Mark Riebling. "'Aspects of the City' Mixes Variety of Artists and Styles." Columbia Daily Spectator (September 7, 1984), p. 5.

Walter Robinson and Carlo McCormick. "Slouching Toward Avenue D." Art in America 72 (Summer 1984), ill. p. 160, they call it "Attorney St. Handball Court With Autobiographical Poem by Miguel Piñero" and date it 1984.

Lisa M. Messinger in "Twentieth Century Art." The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Notable Acquisitions, 1984–1985. New York, 1985, p. 58, ill.

Lowery S. Sims. The Artist Celebrates New York: Selected Paintings from The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Exh. brochure, Bronx Museum of the Arts. New York, 1985, unpaginated.

Peter Frank and Michael McKenzie. New, Used & Improved: Art for the 80's. New York, 1987, ill. p. 59 (color), call it "Attorney Street Handball Court with Autobiographical Poem by Pinero".

Jeffrey Bruce. "Red Brick and Chain Link: The Urban Romance of Martin Wong." The International Review of African American Art 16 (2000), p. 40, ill. p. 37 (color).

John Yau in Martin Wong: Human Instamatic. Ed. Antonio Sergio Bessa. Exh. cat., Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York. London, 2015, pp. 47–48, 153, ill. pp. 52, 153 (color).

Julie Ault in Martin Wong: Human Instamatic. Ed. Antonio Sergio Bessa. Exh. cat., Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York. London, 2015, pp. 85–86.

Yasmin Ramirez in Martin Wong: Human Instamatic. Ed. Antonio Sergio Bessa. Exh. cat., Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York. London, 2015, pp. 109, 113, 121, 130.



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