Art Nerd City Guides: New York · Los Angeles

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    MAN’S RUIN by Mark Warren Jacques at Brilliant Champions

    Monday, January 23, 2017

    Newly opened,MAN’S RUIN by Mark Warren Jacques is the artist’s New York debut, and will be a new foray into unchartered territory, involving works that address and examine sex, money, drugs and […]

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    Nam June Paik’s 429 Old TVs

    Monday, January 23, 2017

    Although it sorta reminds me of childhood trips to the electronics store at the mall, Nam June Paik’s Chase Information Wall seems incredibly dated, although only 21 years old. Made […]

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    Friday, January 20, 2017

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    Friday, January 20, 2017

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  • Susan Benedetto, Everett Raymond Kinstler, and Tony Bennett. Photo: Jill Lotenberg, courtesy of The Players Club, New York.

    Everett Kinstler honored at the iconic Players Club

    Thursday, January 19, 2017

    The beautiful Players Club on Gramercy Park is New York’s oldest-lasting private club set in its original location, founded in 1847 by Edwin Booth (you may know his brother John […]

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    Handbills of Subversion – Tremendous Art from Losers, Nasty Women and The Gays

    Thursday, January 19, 2017

    Officially called “Handbills of Subversion – Tremendous Art from Losers, Nasty Women and The Gays,” tomorrow evening is an alternative to inauguration night, with dozens of artworks up for grabs […]

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    Tonight: Pipilotti Rist talk at New Museum

    Thursday, January 19, 2017

    Following her amazing exhibition “Pixel Forest,” as well as her #midnightmoment in Times Square, Rist speaks with New Museum’s director about her most recent work and surveys the last 30 years […]

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    Save the Date- The Art of Food at Sotheby’s

    Wednesday, January 18, 2017

    The Art of Food, February 4th at Sotheby’s, not only combines my favorite things (art and food!), but it’s also pretty inspiring. For the event, top chefs from some of the best restaurants […]

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    Minetta Tavern

    Wednesday, January 18, 2017

    Lit Nerd 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 […]

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    Artists sue Francesca’s For Ripping off Pin Designs

    Tuesday, January 17, 2017

    I’ve said it once, I’ll say it another hundred times; artists should know their rights. I’m consistently seeing the work of friends and acquaintances being ripped off in a myriad […]

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    James Turrell, Light Box

    Tuesday, January 17, 2017

    The lobby of 505 Fifth Avenue is a permanent art installation. Artist James Turrell’s collaboration with architects Kohn Pederson Fox Associates have transformed the office building lobby into a glowing […]

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  • Artwork credits, clockwise left to right: Chantal Bruchez-Hall, Danielle Siegelbaum, Kat Toronto, Laura Murray,
ngrid V. Wells, Lili White, Rebecca Leveille, Indira Cesarine, Annika Connor

    UPRISE at The Untitled Space opens tonight

    Tuesday, January 17, 2017

    I have mixed feelings on the zillion protest art shows that are going on right now. It feels like some artists are just capitalizing and jumping on the bandwagon, while others […]

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    Handbills of Subversion – Tremendous Art from Losers, Nasty Women and The Gays

    Monday, January 16, 2017

    Officially called “Handbills of Subversion – Tremendous Art from Losers, Nasty Women and The Gays,” the evening is an alternative to inauguration night, with dozens of artworks up for grabs […]

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    Haring’s Altar Piece

    Monday, January 16, 2017

    When the late great Keith Haring finally succumbed to feeling the sickness of HIV, he made one last art work. In January of 1990, just one month before his death, […]

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    Lever House Art Collection

    Friday, January 13, 2017

    The Lever House was one of the first glassy skyscrapers to open on Park Avenue, changing the look of the masonry street into a business center in 1952.  Now we […]

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MansRuin
Jan
23

MAN’S RUIN by Mark Warren Jacques at Brilliant Champions

Newly opened,MAN’S RUIN by Mark Warren Jacques is the artist’s New York debut, and will be a new foray into unchartered territory, involving works that address and examine sex, money, drugs and […]

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Jan
23

Nam June Paik’s 429 Old TVs

Although it sorta reminds me of childhood trips to the electronics store at the mall, Nam June Paik’s Chase Information Wall seems incredibly dated, although only 21 years old. Made […]

black
Jan
20

Minetta Tavern
Jan
18

Minetta Tavern

Lit Nerd 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 […]

Turrell-Lightbox
Jan
17

James Turrell, Light Box

The lobby of 505 Fifth Avenue is a permanent art installation. Artist James Turrell’s collaboration with architects Kohn Pederson Fox Associates have transformed the office building lobby into a glowing […]

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Jan
16

Haring’s Altar Piece

When the late great Keith Haring finally succumbed to feeling the sickness of HIV, he made one last art work. In January of 1990, just one month before his death, […]

Jeff Koons, David LaChapelle, Barbara Krueger, Damien Hirst, EV Day
Jan
13

Lever House Art Collection

The Lever House was one of the first glassy skyscrapers to open on Park Avenue, changing the look of the masonry street into a business center in 1952.  Now we […]

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Jan
12

The Tallest Hotel Filled with William DeBilzan Art

New York, the best city ever, is now home to the tallest hotel in the Western Hemisphere- the newly opened Marriott on 54th Street. To go along with its  grandeur […]

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Jan
10

Balls.

George Rhoads is kind of a dorky Renaissance man- a painter, origami master, and rolling ball run sculptor. His 42nd Street Ballroom sculpture doesn’t evoke dancing in gowns, but instead […]

Robert Indiana at his Coenties Slip Studio
Jan
9

Coenties Slip Group

The little strip called Coenties Slip was home to a group of artists in the 1950s headed by Robert Indiana. Ellsworth Kelly, Agnes Martin, James Rosenquist and Jack Youngerman had […]

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Jan
6

Christie’s Auction House

Many people don’t realize that Auction houses are essentially free museums. So much important work from art history gets passed from private hands to private hands, occasionally lent to a […]

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Jan
4

Bemelmans Bar

Lit Nerd Wednesday! I have a bit of a dilemma – I love vintage hotel bars but my archivist salary says NO! Of course I still like to indulge from […]

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Jan
3

Sarah Sze, Blueprint for a Landscape

The long awaited 2nd Avenue Subway line is finally open, which means a bevy of new public art for our enjoyment. Sarah Sze was one of the first artists chosen […]

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Jan
2

Philip Williams Poster Museum

The Philip Williams Poster Museum may be a retail store, but it feels like a step into an amazing time warp. First of all the space, which opened in 1973, […]

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Dec
30

The Original New Year’s Eve Ball

Back in 1907, metalworker Jacob Starr made the first glowing ball to be lowered from One Times Square at midnight on December 31st. Just five feet in diameter, it didn’t […]

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