Martin Wong: Malicious Mischief (Paperback)
The definitive monograph on the irreverent transcultural painter of queerness and urban life
Straddling East and West Coast postwar art cultures from the late 1960s until his death, Martin Wong (1946-99) painted narratives of queer existence, marginal communities and gentrification in a visual vocabulary that merged Chinese iconography, urban poetry, graffiti and sign language. Wong took a thrillingly irreverent stance on sexual and political topics that were rarely given recognition within the art discourses of the time.
The most substantial volume on the artist yet published, and the result of exhaustive research, Martin Wong: Malicious Mischief situates Wong's exhilarating painterly explorations within his era and his complex cultural position, reproducing an abundance of paintings from across his career.