Martin Wong online catalogue of works

This blog’s main purpose is to highlight online resources in the visual arts that our students and staff might find useful, and this Martin Wong resource is the perfect example.

Martin Wong Catalogue Raisonné (MWCR) is a free online, comprehensive compilation of finished artworks by Martin Wong, featuring paintings, drawings, poetry and ceramics, and much more, and is hosted by Stanford Libraries in California.

Martin Wong was born in 1946, and raised in California, before moving to New York in 1978. He was diagnosed with AIDS and  returned to San Francisco a few years before before he died aged 53 in 1999.

This resource documents over 800 works of art, and you can search it by date, topic (including over 100 pieces on American Sign Language) and genre. Easy to spend hours browsing in this fascinating resource!

You can find a few more items in our own libraries relating to Martin Wong, including:  After the party : a manifesto for queer of color life / Joshua Chambers-Letson  (e-book), Magnificent obsessions : the artist as collector / Lydia Yee  (physical book including Martin Wong), (Untitled) Nutz Boy (JSTOR article), Martin Wongs’s Jackets: Estate as Process (JSTOR article). University login required to access the online resources.

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