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    VIDEO: Downtown 81 in its Entirety

    Friday, November 28, 2014

    It’s the weekend, and so I give you the gift of art history- the iconic film starring Jean-Michel Basquiat, Downtown 81, in its entirety. The film is like a time […]

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    Screw Black Friday- Head to R Jampol Projects

    Friday, November 28, 2014

    R.Jampol Project(s) invites you to spend the day with artist Joseph Gerard Sabatino. Stop by, BLACK FRIDAY (Nov. 28th) from 1 – 4 pm and enjoy light refreshments and cocktails […]

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    FAILE’s Epic Exhibition in Soho

    Thursday, November 27, 2014

    If you’re in town this week, be sure to stop by the newly-christened Allouche Gallery in Soho in between holiday shopping for a massive FAILE Works on Wood exhibition. Truth […]

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    Dan Flavin at Dia

    Thursday, November 27, 2014

    The Dia Foundation‘s Chelsea headquarters may be gone, but the building remains to be used by the arts (most recently for the Outsiders Art Fair). Aside from continuing to be […]

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    Columbia Heights

    Wednesday, November 26, 2014

    Lit Nerd Wednesday! Living off and on in New York City for the past decade or so I’ve often taken the beauty of it’s landmarks for granted, the Brooklyn Bridge […]

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    VIDEO: Edward James, Surrealist Patron, Beacon of the Lobster Telephone

    Tuesday, November 25, 2014

    Edward James was the most important person- who was NOT an artist- to the Surrealist movement. A British aristocrat who shunned society (they think probably because he was gay and […]

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    #GETIT Logan Hicks x Laurence Vallieres Skull Sculptures

    Tuesday, November 25, 2014

    The Laurence Vallieres x Logan Hicks collaborative sculptures are finally available! A collabo between the stencil master and the gifted cardboard sculptor, I’ve checked them all out personally- they are […]

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    Charles Atlas and Antony #MidnightMoment Starring the Beautiful Nomi Ruiz

    Tuesday, November 25, 2014

    My god, its almost December, and that means a new #MidnightMoment in Times Square. Starting December 1, the screens will be taken over for 3 minutes by You Are My […]

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    Philip Johnson’s Gorgeous Glass House

    Tuesday, November 25, 2014

    Not in New York- but Connecticut is not that far! Legendary architect Philip Johnson was responsible for many iconic structures, but few have the ability to move people as much […]

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    Addison Thompson demonstrating at Anton Kern

    Monday, November 24, 2014

    In her 2007 NY Sun article: Possible Warhol Self-portrait, arts writer Kate Taylor confirmed the opinions of Phillip Pearlstein and Thomas Sokolowski, then Director of the Andy Warhol Museum, that […]

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    ECSTATIC LIGHT: TODAY IS THE DAY FOUNDATION’S 3RD ANNUAL BENEFIT AND AUCTION

    Monday, November 24, 2014

    A huge thank you to the TODAY IS THE DAY Foundation for such a great party on Thursday night at the Jane Hotel Ballroom! Noritoshi and his wonderful team orchestrated […]

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    PLASTMATIKS Takes Over Galeria Melissa

    Monday, November 24, 2014

    While you’re holiday shopping in Soho, be sure to stop by the fantastic Galeria Melissa store at 102 Greene St (those amazing plastic shoes that do crazy collabos with famous designers […]

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    City Hall Station

    Monday, November 24, 2014

    The subways truly amaze me. From thinking about how they were built over a hundred years ago with lesser construction technology, to the fact that they transport over 5 million […]

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    Lori Zimmer x Logan Hicks x SCOPE Miami

    Friday, November 21, 2014

    Getting excited to head to Miami next week! I’ll be showing a series of 6 pieces by Logan Hicks- you can find us as you walk out of the fair […]

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    Theodore Roszak’s Sentinel

    Friday, November 21, 2014

    Being a connoisseur of all things Eastern Bloc – art, men, prisons – I don’t know how Theodore Roszak’s Sentinel sculpture has escaped me all the years I’ve lived in […]

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rjampolfeat
Nov
28

Screw Black Friday- Head to R Jampol Projects

R.Jampol Project(s) invites you to spend the day with artist Joseph Gerard Sabatino. Stop by, BLACK FRIDAY (Nov. 28th) from 1 – 4 pm and enjoy light refreshments and cocktails […]

Read More

Neighborhoods

Tom Otterness, Life Underground, Meatpacking, Subway Art
Nov
28

Life Underground by Tom Otterness

Everyone I know loves Tom Otterness’ “Life Underground,” the Fraggle Rock Doozer-like small bronze characters inhabiting the 8th Avenue L train station. For some reason I’ve always hated them with […]

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Nov
27

Dan Flavin at Dia

The Dia Foundation‘s Chelsea headquarters may be gone, but the building remains to be used by the arts (most recently for the Outsiders Art Fair). Aside from continuing to be […]

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Nov
26

Columbia Heights

Lit Nerd Wednesday! Living off and on in New York City for the past decade or so I’ve often taken the beauty of it’s landmarks for granted, the Brooklyn Bridge […]

Fujiko Nakaya's Veil envelops the Glass House
Nov
25

Philip Johnson’s Gorgeous Glass House

Not in New York- but Connecticut is not that far! Legendary architect Philip Johnson was responsible for many iconic structures, but few have the ability to move people as much […]

historic_city_hall_station
Nov
24

City Hall Station

The subways truly amaze me. From thinking about how they were built over a hundred years ago with lesser construction technology, to the fact that they transport over 5 million […]

roszakfeat
Nov
21

Theodore Roszak’s Sentinel

Being a connoisseur of all things Eastern Bloc – art, men, prisons – I don’t know how Theodore Roszak’s Sentinel sculpture has escaped me all the years I’ve lived in […]

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Nov
20

Lenin Statue at Red Square

The statue on the top of this building is not hailing a cab from the roof, but has actually hailed from Mother Russia. The giant Lenin was originally a state […]

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Nov
19

Cafe Le Metro

LitNerd Wednesday! If you haven’t noticed, I know a thing or two about the long gone literary haunts of New York City but the wonderful thing about old Manhatto is […]

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Nov
18

Keith Haring’s Pool Party

A total contrast from the penis-heavy mural at the LGBT Community center, Keith Haring painted this aqua themed mural in 1987 for the public pool. Classic Haring dudes dance with […]

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Nov
17

Beau Stanton’s Paulaner Wheelhouse Facade

Beau Stanton‘s new piece for Manhattan goes beyond the mural, and is instead the entire facade of the new Paulaner beer hall on The Bowery. An artwork in conjunction with […]

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Nov
14

Nu Hotel’s Arty Sanctuaries

The world need more art hotels. Seriously, what an awesomely easy way to transform a boring old hotel into a vibrant and interesting space. Most art hotels I’ve seen gear […]

See it Split, See it Change, Doug and Mike Starns, South Ferry Station, Subway Art, Lower Manhattan
Nov
13

See it Split, See it Change mosaic installation

Doug and Mike Starns’ Big Bambu on the roof of the Metropolitan Museum of Art was the talk of Summer of 2010. The piece closed on Halloween 2010, but art lovers can […]

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Nov
12

Sunset Park

LitNerd Wednesday! Sunset Park may not give off the hip image of Brooklyn blanketing the zeitgeist in modern day pop culture but in the late 1940s and 50s it had […]

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Nov
11

Tier 3 and Basquiat

Like Mudd Club, Tier 3 was a integral part of the late 1970s downtown scene in Manhattan. The No Wave art nightclub was where George Condo first met Basquiat when […]

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