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  • The Art of Elysium ‘Concert of All Concerts’ – September 5th

    The Art of Elysium ‘Concert of All Concerts’ Ace DTLA

    Sunday, August 31, 2014 in Art Nerd Los Angeles

    Looking for a art x music x nerd event to top off the week?  Join us at the Ace DTLA for this epic show: Moby, Joaquin Phoenix, Emile Hirsch, and Casey Affleck will be […]

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    The San Remo Cafe

    Wednesday, August 27, 2014 in Art Nerd New York

    LitNerd Wednesday! Oh, Greenwich Village, sometimes it’s really hard to still like you, what with all of your “bro” bars and general NYU frat-awfulness on the weekends but I can […]

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    AMDEF- Rowdy, Raw, and Highly Recommended

    Tuesday, August 26, 2014 in Art Nerd Seattle

    It’s that time of year again when AMDEF pulls out all of the stops and shoves spectacle forcefully down the throats of a willing audience.  A bit brash, but it starts […]

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    Be a Part of a SF Heart

    Monday, August 25, 2014 in Art Nerd San Francisco

    If you’ve been taking Polaroid pictures in San Francisco, then we have the perfect project for you to be a part of.  Polaroid SF, that really superb website that shows San […]

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    Lacy Barry's Papercraft Fashions on Ecouterre

    Monday, August 25, 2014 in Art Nerd New York

    We were loving Lacy Barry on Ecouterre! Artist, set and fashion designer Lacy Barry has the knack for making colorful, fantastical accessories, all out of paper. The Berlin-based Canadian uses […]

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    Don Kenn's Post-It Note Monsters

    Friday, August 22, 2014 in Art Nerd Los Angeles

    It’s a Friday nerd-out over John Kenn Mortensen’s (alias “Don Kenn“) post-it note monsters.  I am a self-professed office supply obsessive.  If there is a new Sharpie on the market (clickable […]

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    Morningside Heights

    Wednesday, August 20, 2014 in Art Nerd New York

    LitNerd Wednesday! Columbia University, besides being outrageously expensive and eminent domain-y, played a key role in one of the biggest literary movements of the 20th century and one of its […]

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    Eric Brightwell's Handpainted Maps at LA County Store

    Tuesday, August 19, 2014 in Art Nerd Los Angeles

    Iowa transplant Eric Brightwell makes maps of LA mostly, for his Pendersleigh & Sons Cartography imprint, although he offers that he is open to “mapping whatever you’d like”, which I like […]

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    Supervelma: Not Your Grandma's Needlepoint

    Monday, August 18, 2014 in Art Nerd Los Angeles

    I’m going to do it… I’m going to use one of “those” hipster lingo phrases to describe my latest obsession.  It has to be done. And here it is: Amy […]

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    Dear Diary: Olivia Knapp

    Friday, August 15, 2014 in Art Nerd Seattle

    If you weren’t out art walking on Capitol Hill last night then it is likely that you missed some of the most spectacular drawings that I’ve ever laid eyes on. […]

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  • Jennifer Davis "This and That"

    New Jennifer Davis "Block" Prints

    Thursday, August 14, 2014 in Art Nerd Los Angeles

    We don’t have an Art Nerd Minneapolis yet, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t shout out about Twin Cities talent.  We shared Jennifer Davis’ hand painted shooting targets a little […]

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    DraftPunk at Autonomie Projects

    Thursday, August 14, 2014 in Art Nerd Los Angeles

    This group show’s common thread is that of the practice of drawing as it is today – from the traditional means with pencil and ink to the more conceptual… in […]

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  • Colin Patrick Smith "Land of Salt and Bone"

    "Arrive and Likewise Depart" Opening at Sonce Alexander

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014 in Art Nerd Los Angeles

    This beautifully curated group photography show at Sonce Alexander Gallery showcases the work of six artists, each with a unique take on the medium. The exhibition focuses on the appreciation […]

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    Clinton Hill

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014 in Art Nerd New York

    LitNerd Wednesday! A little mix of punk rock and literature this week with Patti Smith whose love of poetry and prose was the original reason she moved to New York […]

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    Mike Stilkey "Framework for Uncertainty" at the Standard Hollywood

    Tuesday, August 12, 2014 in Art Nerd Los Angeles

    Join Mike Stilkey at the Standard Hollywood this Thursday night for the opening reception for his solo show “Framework for Uncertainty”.  Mike is a super-fave of this Art Nerd (me).  His drawing […]

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The Art of Elysium ‘Concert of All Concerts’ – September 5th
Aug
31

The Art of Elysium ‘Concert of All Concerts’ Ace DTLA

Looking for a art x music x nerd event to top off the week?  Join us at the Ace DTLA for this epic show: Moby, Joaquin Phoenix, Emile Hirsch, and Casey Affleck will be […]
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Aug
27

JON BURGERMAN PLAYS AROUND WITH KOONS PLAY-DOH SCULPTURE

The Instagram that started it all. I was riffling through the #JeffKoonsRetrospective hashtag when I saw it.  This pic of a tiny little replica of the Koons Play-Doh sculpture housed in […]
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Aug
25

Be a Part of a SF Heart

If you’ve been taking Polaroid pictures in San Francisco, then we have the perfect project for you to be a part of.  Polaroid SF, that really superb website that shows San […]
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Sep
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Louise Nevelson Night Presence IV

Sculptor Louise Nevelson gifted the city of New York the Cor-Ten Night Presence IV, to celebrate her 50th anniversary of living in NYC. Before the city honored her with her […]
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Sep
1

Pierre Huyghe

I remember coming across Pierre Huyghe’s “Les Grands Ensembles” at the Guggenheim years ago, and watching it for the duration of the video (a feat for me). The piece shows […]
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Sep
1

Relive Your Big City Dreams with THINK BIG by Jim Rennert in Union Square

You work hard for the money, so hard for it honey. And artist Jim Rennert’s giant sculpture, THINK BIG, has appeared in Union Square to honor you. As New York […]
The Art of Elysium ‘Concert of All Concerts’ – September 5th
Aug
31

The Art of Elysium ‘Concert of All Concerts’ Ace DTLA

Looking for a art x music x nerd event to top off the week?  Join us at the Ace DTLA for this epic show: Moby, Joaquin Phoenix, Emile Hirsch, and Casey Affleck will be […]
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Aug
29

Scandinavian Collaboration: CHART Fair Opens in Copenhagen

From my latest on MutualArt: Kunsthal Charlottenborg Courtyard. Courtesy of CHART. This weekend, the city of Copenhagen will launch the second coming of Denmark’s latest art fair, CHART, which will […]
ikeafeat
Aug
29

Art History Meets IKEA: We love the Ikea b4-XVI tumblr.

We wish we thought of Ikea b4-XVI. Created by @ceciliaazcarate, the art nerdy blog compares Renaissance paintings to current IKEA furnishings. Loving the nerdiness! You’re a clever one, Cecilia.
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Aug
29

VIDEO: In Bed with Elmgreen and Dragset

I’m sad to have missed this incredible exhibition last fall at London’s V&A Museum by Elmgreen & Dragset. They transformed an entire wing into a fictional aging architect named Norman […]
Rubin
Aug
29

Put on Your Walking Shoes for DUMBO Art Walk

There’s about to be so many art things to do, that you won’t know how you’ll handle it. Next week, enjoy the nice weather and Brooklyn Bridge Park after a […]
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Aug
29

Warhol and Chipotle

Even in the late 1990s, St. Marks Place still had a sort of bohemian spirit, that is until Super Cuts moved in. The transformation of the buildings at 19-25 into […]
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Aug
28

Up and Down with Muffinhead

It’s almost the weekend. Start getting your art outfits ready and join Living Art Legend Muffinhead this weekend for the opening of Up & Down Sundays. Expect a world of […]
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Aug
28

Stella on the Seaport

New Yorker Frank Stella became famous for making paintings of paintings. His minimalist and abstract works are largely simply color and shape- resulting with “painting” being the subject of…the paintings. […]
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Aug
27

VIDEO: Live Painting with Picasso

Did you know that Picasso never set foot in New York? Seems kind of crazy don’t you think? Here’s a compilation of videos of the master at work. The piece […]
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Aug
27

JON BURGERMAN PLAYS AROUND WITH KOONS PLAY-DOH SCULPTURE

The Instagram that started it all. I was riffling through the #JeffKoonsRetrospective hashtag when I saw it.  This pic of a tiny little replica of the Koons Play-Doh sculpture housed in […]
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Aug
27

Huffington Post: Is Banksy Over?

Artsy‘s Matthew Israel guest stars on Art Nerd: This post (like the previous posts in this series) was originally supposed to go into depth about one work by one artist: […]

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