Matthew Wong Auction and Exhibition Highlights in New York
Matthew Wong, NOSTALGIA (2016). Acrylic on canvas. 50.8 x 40.6 cm. Courtesy Cheim & Reid, New York.
New York-based Cheim & Read have brought together an extensive presentation of acrylic paintings by the incredibly talented late Matthew Wong.
All painted in 2016 during a three-month stay in Los Angeles, these lyrical evocations exemplify all that Wong was celebrated for—distilling lucid, vibrant, and tangibly emotive mark-making into a single frame.
A beautiful oil painting by Wong titled The Night Watcher (2018), featuring a lone figure standing in a pointillist landscape beneath an orange sun, will be sold at Sotheby's The Now Evening auction on 19 May in New York, with an estimate of 1,500,000 - 2,000,000 USD.
Last year, we covered an exhibition of previously unseen ink drawings by Matthew Wong that was on view at Cheim & Read. Read more about the artist's practice here.