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aperture
Oct
21

Tonight! The Open Road Aperture Foundation Benefit Party with Robert Frank

People! I just found out the legendary Robert Frank will definitely be there tonight. If you are a photo dork like me, that will really float your boat. See you […]

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Neighborhoods

rosenthal-rondo
Oct
21

Rondo by Tony Rosenthal

Tony Rosenthal’s minimalist (and mostly boring) steel public sculptures dot New York City. The giant bronzed wheel, “Rondo”, 1969, was originally displayed at 110 East 59th Street and later moved […]

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Oct
20

IBM Plaza’s Oasis Sculpture Garden

The indoor garden at the IBM Plaza is a great little urban escape when plagued with running errands in Midtown (or also a good lunch spot if you work around […]

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

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
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 […]

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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, […]

mcny
Oct
13

Museum of the City of 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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Oct
10

Apartment of Alfred Stieglitz and Georgia O’Keefe

O’Keefe and Stieglitz lived on the 30th floor when the Marriott was known as the Shelton Hotel in 1925.  Stieglitz, 23 years O’Keefe’s senior, met the young artist when he […]

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Oct
9

Keith Haring Two Dancing Figures

I do love Lower Manhattan, I love wandering around and looking up at the ornate architecture like a tourist, I love reading the placards placed around indicating where the water’s […]

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Oct
8

Williamsburg

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 […]

greene
Oct
7

Before White Columns- 112 Workshop

In 1970, artist Jeffrey Lew opened 112 Workshop here, a first come first serve studio and artist run space. Artists were given total control to curate their own shows and […]

lexfeat
Oct
6

The Lexington Hotel’s Art Deco Splendor

Truth be told, I love when hotels get on the art bandwagon. The beautiful Lexington Hotel in Midtown East has just been given a Jazz Age makeover by dash design, […]

AXA-Lichtenstien
Oct
3

Lichtenstein and Rosenquist at AXA

Greeted by Roy Lichtenstein’s 70 foot tall “Mural with Blue Brushstrokes”, the public spaces are dedicated to exhibition galleries and public art. The Lichtenstein was initially commissioned to compliment the […]

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Oct
2

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 […]

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