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Martin Wong

I am You, You are too

BY INGRID DUDEK

MIKEY AND LITTLE ANGEL, 1984, acrylic on canvas, 45.7 x 60.9 cm. Courtesy Bronx Museum of Fine Arts, New York.

In early November 2015, the press preview for the Martin Wong retrospective, "Human Instamatic" at New York's Bronx Museum, wound to a dramatic close when someone in the press corps whispered, "There's a real fireman in the galleries!" This happy coincidence would have delighted Wong. The Chinese-American artist had many obsessions in his short, prolific career. Among the most iconic were his hyper-masculine, shamelessly eroticized…

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