About

Martinez Gallery in New York is America's premier showcase for graffiti art. The gallery has worked with the vanguard of the graffiti movement since 1972. In that year, Hugo Martinez, the gallery’s Director, helped form United Graffiti Artists to encourage collaborative work among graffiti writers, to preserve their works of art, and to safeguard their lifestyle. In 1973, Martinez curated the first graffiti gallery show in New York, and worked with renowned choreographer Twyla Tharp to create a stage set for Deuce Coupe that was assembled onstage by graffiti writers as the dance progressed. Since then, the gallery’s nomadic openings took it to strategic locations in Manhattan and Brooklyn before settling on the current landmarked West Harlem site – New York City’s newest art world frontier. Through its extensive photo collection, the gallery has assembled and documented the graffiti movement’s evolution from its inception to the work it exhibits today.


Photography credits: 45 RPM, AKBAR, Alexander Sedelnikov, BENSON, BICER, BOB 59, BORTUSK, BRAIL, Brandon Nutting, BRK 192, BRUCE, BRUZ, CAYPER, CERES, COCO 144, COST, CURVE, D.C.B, DE ONE, DESA, DREADS, DREAM, DSENSE, DUEL, EARL, EARSNOT, ELIOTE, END, EVIL, FCEE, FELON, FINER, Flint Gennari, FRESH, FUZI, GIZ, GLOW, GUANO, H. Martinez, HAEL, Ignasi Casas, IMON, Jake Dobkin, Justin Medina, KANS, KAPUT, KATO, Karl Martinez, KEATS, KEL 5, KEZ 5, KONTE, KOP, KWOTE, LES, LIXOMANIA, MANR, Matt Tremino, MAZE, MECHE, Michael Chan, Michael Jacobs, MIKE USA, MINA, MOBY, MOSCO, MUDO, MURETZ, NAMER, NATO, NEMCO, NICHE, NOXER, OPIUM, OSCURURU, OSKOLKI, OVAS, PEAR, PHASE 2, Phil Mansfield, PICK 1, PLAN 9, POISON, RAINMAN, RAMBO, RATE, REBEL, REFLY, RISOTE, ROBIN X, ROICE, SALMOS, SAWE, SEEYR, SET, SHAUN, SINER, SKOLAS, SKUF, SNOEMAN, SO COOL, SOON, SPADE, STARZ, STAZE, Stephen Bell, STILE, STOCK, SUPER 158, Tod Seelie, TYKE/WITNESS, UFO, UZI, VENTS, VFR, WEB 113, XPOME, ZB, and ZOMBRA.

Staff:
H. Martinez, Director
Kevin Monaghan, Associate Director
D. C. Becker, Partner
Jonathan Earl, Distribution
William Carrero, Art Therapist
Mike Sullivan, AIR

Editorial:
Danielle Becker
Tom Joyes
H. Martinez
Kevin Monaghan
NATO
Hanna Rullmann
Octavio Zaya

Marketing team:
MIKE USA
Kevin Monaghan
NATO
REMIO

Staff photographers:
Pablo Allison
Karl Martinez
NATO
Alexander Sedelnikov
SOON
ZB

Filmmakers:
Danielle Becker
Olalla Novoa
Stephen Bell

Graphic design:
Hanna Rullmann
Tom Joyes

Interior and exhibition design:
Marleen Kaptein

Medical team:
Juan Tapia MD
Mary McCord MD
Robert Perello MD

Legal council:
Hon. Steven Honigman
Gary Rappaport

Web design and programming:
Tom Joyes
Theo Ford