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    Mad Campus: An Outdoor Installation Adventure

    Wednesday, October 15, 2014 in Art Nerd Seattle

    Need your art fix but don’t want to confine yourself to the dimly lit halls of a museum on this beautiful fall day? Is merely looking at art not enough […]

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    McSorley's

    Wednesday, October 15, 2014 in Art Nerd New York

    LitNerd Wednesday! Lets get the bad out of the way — McSorley’s has this funky stale onion and beer smell and there’s no bigger display of douchebaggery than on weekend […]

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    Poetics of Witness: Ann Hamilton and the common S E N S E

    Monday, October 13, 2014 in Art Nerd Seattle

    Opening day. I’m sitting on a low wooden stool in the middle of the gallery. Certain sounds have always triggered me into near-hypnotic states, and I find myself involuntarily going […]

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    Museum of the City of New York

    Monday, October 13, 2014 in Art Nerd New York

    The Met, MoMa and Guggenheim are the usually go-to museums in New York, but don’t forget about the Museum of the City of New York. You may recognize its marble stairs […]

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    Williamsburg

    Wednesday, October 8, 2014 in Art Nerd New York

    LitNerd Wednesday! Henry Miller hated New York. A lot. So much so that he trashed the city every chance he got until his dying days (more on that below). His childhood […]

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    Why Not Let Nature Inspire Art at the LA River?

    Friday, September 26, 2014 in Art Nerd Los Angeles

    No doubt you’ve all been following the LA River rejuvenation/restoration progress.  Art takes many forms, dear readers, and this scribe’s appreciation is not limited to what hangs on a wall. […]

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    HuffPo:What Do Blank Paintings Mean, Starting With Yves Klein

    Thursday, September 25, 2014 in Art Nerd New York

    Another great piece by Matthew Israel about the kind of art non-art lovers hate- the “blank” seeming canvases like the work of Yves Klein. Now, go look at the “black” Ad Reinhardt […]

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    Documentary Film, Participatory Painting and Architectural Rambling

    Thursday, September 25, 2014 in Art Nerd Los Angeles

    Jonathan Horowitz “590 Dots” at 356 Mission invites you all to participate with Jonathan in the creation of his large scale painting in progress.  From September 20 through October 18th, you […]

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    Long awaited D*FACE Show opens on Saturday!!

    Thursday, September 25, 2014 in Art Nerd Los Angeles

    D*Face: Scars and Stripes a pop-up exhibition of new work by British artist, D*Face, opens this Saturday, September 27th 315 S. Robertson Blvd. in West Hollywood, California. Presented by PMM Art Projects, Scars and Stripes will include […]

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    The Monkey Bar and Hotel Elysee

    Wednesday, September 24, 2014 in Art Nerd New York

    LitNerd Wednesday! I have mixed feelings about Midtown — like the rest of the city, I find some of the modern architecture kind of awful but I really like the hidden […]

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    Sexy Beast: A Benefit for Planned Parenthood

    Friday, September 19, 2014 in Art Nerd Los Angeles

    As a predominantly (but not at all intentionally) female based crew here at Art Nerd LA, we have a lot of love for Planned Parenthood… and at times we like […]

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    The Golden Swan Garden

    Wednesday, September 17, 2014 in Art Nerd New York

      LitNerd Wednesday! It’s hard to imagine when walking past the corner of West 4th and Sixth Avenue that on that little slice of greenery once stood a place that […]

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    The Machine Project Field Guide to The Gamble House

    Wednesday, September 17, 2014 in Art Nerd Los Angeles

    Hey!  It’s finally here: The Machine Project Field Guide to the Gamble House.  This Friday marks the start of a two week run of events hosted by the Machine folks at […]

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    Louise Nevelson Park

    Monday, September 15, 2014 in Art Nerd New York

    Russian born Louise Nevelson began her shallow relief sculptures in the 1930s. She moved from studying in New York to Munich to assist Diego Rivera, causing a huge rift between […]

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    Mt Washington Made Market

    Friday, September 12, 2014 in Art Nerd Los Angeles

    It’s a cornucopia of artisan markets this weekend with Mt Washington Made launching their first annual craft fair tomorrow at Mt Washington Elementary. And if you think that because it’s […]

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Frog Spot; photo courtesy of FoLAR
Sep
26

Why Not Let Nature Inspire Art at the LA River?

No doubt you’ve all been following the LA River rejuvenation/restoration progress.  Art takes many forms, dear readers, and this scribe’s appreciation is not limited to what hangs on a wall. […]
Read More
Ambulante California; photo courtesy of Ambulante
Sep
25

Documentary Film, Participatory Painting and Architectural Rambling

Jonathan Horowitz “590 Dots” at 356 Mission invites you all to participate with Jonathan in the creation of his large scale painting in progress.  From September 20 through October 18th, you […]
Read More
dface-hollywood
Sep
25

Long awaited D*FACE Show opens on Saturday!!

D*Face: Scars and Stripes a pop-up exhibition of new work by British artist, D*Face, opens this Saturday, September 27th 315 S. Robertson Blvd. in West Hollywood, California. Presented by PMM Art Projects, Scars and Stripes will include […]
Read More

Art Nerd Cities

Native Types, Toda
Oct
17

Measurable Woman

Leonardo da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man, c. 1490, stands facing forward. In one position, his extended fingers and feet touch points along the circumference of a circle. In the second position, his […]
House of Collection
Oct
17

Michael Alan's Living Installation at the Epic House of Collection

Tomorrow night is your change to experience something other worldly in New York, Michael Alan’s epic Living Installation will be hosted at the legendary House of Collection in Williamsburg. If […]
vito
Oct
17

Vito Acconci’s Schoolyard

Famed Masturbator and Bronx native- artist Vito Acconci strayed from jerking off under the floors of galleries and into the world of architecture and design. Acconci was asked to redesign […]
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Oct
16

London Calling: Frieze Week 2014 from Mutual Art

from my latest on MutualArt   The Tower of London surrounded by Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red by Paul Cummins. Courtesy of Historic Royal Palaces. Pack your bags, London is calling! […]
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Oct
16

Fun Gallery

This is the first site of the eponymous graffiti gallery. I love this story from founder Patti Astor “I was meeting all the graffiti artists while we were getting the […]
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Oct
16

Brian Adam Douglas aka ELBOW-TOE at R Jampol Projects this Saturday

I had the pleasure of working alongside Brian Adam Douglas aka ELBOW-TOE last June in Miami and am so excited to support him for this solo show that opens this […]
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Oct
15

Mad Campus: An Outdoor Installation Adventure

Need your art fix but don’t want to confine yourself to the dimly lit halls of a museum on this beautiful fall day? Is merely looking at art not enough […]
"Pod" by Pedro Villalta at Dyckman Street
Oct
15

SEEDS OF CHANGE: "POD" INSTALLATION AT DYCKMAN STREET, INWOOD, MANHATTAN

The next time you’re heading to Fort Tryon Park or the Cloisters, take the A train to Dyckman street and walk the half block to the intersection of Riverside Drive, […]
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Oct
15

Copyright vs. Copywrong by Addison Thompson

I’ve met many an artist who has had to deal with it: copyright infringement. Just what are artist’s rights? Addison Thompson takes it on for Art Nerd. Rasta hiding in […]
aperture
Oct
15

Get Your Tickets for the Open Road Aperture Foundation Benefit Party

Its full on party season! This year Aperture’s annual bash honors the great Robert Frank, features music by the Kills and has a slew of amazing photography up for auction! […]
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Oct
15

McSorley's

LitNerd Wednesday! Lets get the bad out of the way — McSorley’s has this funky stale onion and beer smell and there’s no bigger display of douchebaggery than on weekend […]
dandys
Oct
14

VIDEO: LaChapelle Does Dandy Warhols

Remember when David LaChapelle took his signature saturated candy colored Amanda Lepore-filled world to the Dandy Warhol’s video? Bring back the art of the music video please!
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Oct
14

Experience Times Square in Solitude with Ryoji Ikeda's test pattern [times square] with SOUND

This Thursday experience Times Square Art’s #Midnightmoment like never before. For October, Japanese artist Ryoji Ikeda’s test pattern, a conversion of the artist’s audio signal patterns into a barcode-like visual, enlivens […]
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Oct
14

Almost a Fashion Museum

Yea, New York Vintage is a store- not something Art Nerd usually covers. But the intimate Chelsea showroom feels like so much more than a place to buy vintage clothes, […]

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