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Wong Ping’s Animations Explore Desire, Demonstrations, Deviance – ARTnews.com

In “Wong Ping: Your Silent Neighbor,” catharsis was an exorcism gone awry. The Hong Kong–based artist’s titillating animations, six of which were recently on view at the New Museum, are set in a technicolor dreamworld on the fringes of a dystopian city where a cast of oddball characters attempts to peel back the layers of their desire and navigate taboos. The protagonist in the ...

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Wong Kar-wai Plans Sotheby’s Sale (and NFT)—and More Art News – ARTnews.com

To receive Morning Links in your inbox every weekday, sign up for our Breakfast with ARTnews newsletter. The Headlines THE NEW ART SEASON HAS BEGUN, and there is action in the market. The Hamptons Fine Art ran this past weekend in Southampton, New York, and a controversial sculpture of towering legs by Larry Rivers sold for $100,000, the New York Post reports. Tomorrow, the Armory Show opens to VIPs in New York—at the Javits Center, for the first time. Its director, Nicole Berry, ...

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Wong Ping’s Animated Videos Imagine Worlds Unbound by Social Mores – ARTnews.com

Around two years ago, Wong Ping took an interest in varicose veins. Bored one day while riding an elevator, he noticed them on a passenger’s legs. “I could see them very clearly,” he said from his Hong Kong studio during a recent Zoom interview. He began researching online, reading about gels that alleviate the discomfort they cause. What would it be like, he wondered, ...

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Who Was Martin Wong? Why Was He Important? – ARTnews.com

Martin Wong, one of the most distinct documentarians of New York City, loved underdogs. In his art, he portrayed loud people hanging in dank stairwells, graffiti artists who worked in the dark, and men who lost, especially those who had lost big, with years of their lives in the state prison system. At a 1984 exhibition at New York’s Semaphore Gallery, he displayed an ...

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Martin Wong and Aaron Gilbert’s Social Realism is Local and Cosmic – ARTnews.com

On my way to P·P·O·W’s new storefront gallery in Chinatown, coming out of the Canal Street J/Z subway, I walked past an imposing gray building that I later learned was the Manhattan Detention Complex. Known as “The Tombs,” it housed several hundred inmates before closing in November 2020. Turning off Walker Street, I passed a crowd waiting in front of the New York City ...

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Who Is Auction Juggernaut Matthew Wong?

Wong repeatedly smashed records in 2020, beating high price estimates several times over. Matthew Wong, River at Dusk (2018). Oil on canvas. Courtesy Phillips. Phillips set a record price for a Matthew Wong work sold at auction last week. Wong's painting River at Dusk (2017) went for HK $37.8 million (US $4.9 million), nearly four times its high estimate, at the auction house's 20th ...

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