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    Triad Bronze

    Monday, May 25, 2015

    This bronze, which has been under scaffolding for as long as I can remember, shows three Cubist figures in embrace. The work, created by little-known artist Irving Marantz in 1969, […]

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    BARBARA LONDON in conversation with MARILYN MINTER, DANA LEVY and ANNA K.E

    Wednesday, May 20, 2015

    Tonight over at Fridman Gallery, an artist talk with the incredible Barbara London and the amazing Anna K.E., Dana Levy and (my long-time fave) Marilyn Minter! What a show- what […]

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  • Selby

    Sunset Park

    Wednesday, May 20, 2015

    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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  • anni

    Get romantic with Annika Connor’s flora/fauna tonight

    Tuesday, May 19, 2015

    Tonight, indulge yourself in the gorgeous work of Annika Connor, for her solo show which opens at Untitled Space. THE UNTITLED MAGAZINE & THE UNTITLED SPACE present FLORA/FAUNA An Exhibition […]

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    Van Alen’s Spring Soiree at the Surrogate’s Courthouse Blew My Mind

    Friday, May 15, 2015

    As the Art Nerd, I am ever so lucky to be invited to some of the best events- and best venues. On Wednesday, the dude and I attended the annual […]

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    Panel Discussion: Mural Art in Public Spaces present by LISA Project and NYCxDesign 

    Friday, May 15, 2015

    Tomorrow check out a panel discussion artist Ron English,Paper Mag’s Carlo McCormick, real estate magnate Sean Corcoran, artist Tatyana Fazlalizadeh and Wayne Rada, creator/curator of L.I.S.A. Project and founder of the LoMan […]

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    David Shillinglaw’s Toot on Brooklyn

    Friday, May 15, 2015

    British artist David Shillinglaw‘s pieces read like a song to me. Each time I look at them, I discover something new, a new layer, a new message, a new narrative, […]

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    Wat-aah Battles Neighborhood Art Non-Profit Over Hashtag Use

    Thursday, May 14, 2015

    Could you possibly be sued for using a hashtag? Bottled water company Wat-aah sends local art not-for-profit a cease-and-desist letter over use of the hashtag #takingbackthestreets.

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  • Klone

    Tonight, KLONE at Garis & Hahn

    Thursday, May 14, 2015

    Tonight, a zillion art fairs but also Tel Aviv-based artist KLONE makes his New York debut at Garis & Hahn- and I will be there. “And so, I sat in […]

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    Maxfield Parrish’s Painted Fart- and the Bloody Mary

    Thursday, May 14, 2015

    The fantastical Gold Age-illustrated world of Maxfield Parrish lives forever at one of New York’s ritziest bars, the King Cole at the St. Regis Hotel. Hanging above the bar where […]

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    VIDEO: The Garage Museum in Moscow

    Wednesday, May 13, 2015

    I’ve never been to Moscow, but the opening of the new Garage Museum (in a building designed by Rem Koolhaas and OMA) has me thinking of future travel plans. They’ve […]

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  • placement

    Street Art + Jewelry = PLACEMENT

    Wednesday, May 13, 2015

    Saturday night makes the opening of a unique show in the Meatpacking District, pairing artists like Logan Hicks, Jon Burgerman and Vexta with jewelry artists, to create a magical collaboration. The […]

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    Minetta Tavern

    Wednesday, May 13, 2015

    LitNerd Wednesday! Minetta Tavern has a different identity these days, one of wall-to-wall people, expensive meals and cocktails and reservations hard to come by but in the 1940s it was […]

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    Tomorrow: Swoon + Swizz Beatz VIP reception

    Tuesday, May 12, 2015

    Please join us for the VIP reception on May 13th hosted by Swoon and Swizz Beatz!  Don’t miss your chance to celebrate the debut of The Heliotrope Foundation, a new non-profit organization founded by Swoon.  Included with […]

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  • Gavin Brown Enterprises, Passerby, Phillips de Pury, Piotr Ulanski, Saturday Night Fever

    Bye Bye Passerby

    Tuesday, May 12, 2015

    Passerby was one of those bars that made me love New York City. Owned by Gavin Brown of Gavin Brown Enterprises gallery on the southern edge of Greenwich Village , […]

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MFA Thesis Show Pt Deux: May 21, 6-8 pm
May
21

Hunter MFA Thesis Show 2015, Pt Deux

The MFA’s are at it again. Graduating students in the MFA Hunter College program are gearing up for tonight’s opening of the second half of the Senior Thesis show for […]

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Neighborhoods

triad
May
25

Triad Bronze

This bronze, which has been under scaffolding for as long as I can remember, shows three Cubist figures in embrace. The work, created by little-known artist Irving Marantz in 1969, […]

coqui
May
21

Large Coqui by Tom Otterness

There really are Tom Otterness pieces all over New York (like my not so favorite “Life Underground”). Living around the corner from this site, Otterness has given the playground of […]

Selby
May
20

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 […]

dodieboyfeat
May
15

David Shillinglaw’s Toot on Brooklyn

British artist David Shillinglaw‘s pieces read like a song to me. Each time I look at them, I discover something new, a new layer, a new message, a new narrative, […]

king-cole-bar
May
14

Maxfield Parrish’s Painted Fart- and the Bloody Mary

The fantastical Gold Age-illustrated world of Maxfield Parrish lives forever at one of New York’s ritziest bars, the King Cole at the St. Regis Hotel. Hanging above the bar where […]

Minetta Tavern
May
13

Minetta Tavern

LitNerd Wednesday! Minetta Tavern has a different identity these days, one of wall-to-wall people, expensive meals and cocktails and reservations hard to come by but in the 1940s it was […]

Gavin Brown Enterprises, Passerby, Phillips de Pury, Piotr Ulanski, Saturday Night Fever
May
12

Bye Bye Passerby

Passerby was one of those bars that made me love New York City. Owned by Gavin Brown of Gavin Brown Enterprises gallery on the southern edge of Greenwich Village , […]

112greenefeat
May
11

112 Greene- Inspiration from Squalor

The pioneers of the SoHo pioneers, 112 Greene Street was the first artist collective gallery space, opened in an old rag salvaging factory in the early 1970s. All artists who […]

deckerfeat
May
8

I Shot Andy Warhol

In 1967, the  building that Warhol’s Silver Factory was in on East 47th was being torn down, so he moved it to the 6th Floor of the Union Square Decker […]

leopardfeatured
May
7

Leopard at Hotel des Artistes

The Hotel Des Artistes was opened in 1918 as a place for artists of all genres to live, work and flourish. Originally served by the Café des Artistes, The Leopard […]

Sloan-Hell_Hfeat
May
6

The Golden Swan Garden

  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 […]

confucius
May
5

Confucius Bronze

I do love Chinatown. As smelly, and crowded it is, with fish being thrown everywhere and who knows what you just stepped in (NEVER wear opened toed shoes), it makes […]

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