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    Duke Ellington Memorial

    Friday, September 12, 2014

    DC native Duke Ellington helped to spur the Harlem Renaissance of the early 1920s, making New York a hotbed for big bad jazz. His career really jump started in 1929 […]

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    Tonight! Ted Lawson’s The Map is Not the Territory

    Thursday, September 11, 2014

    Tonight! Step into the newly branded  Joseph Gross Gallery, for the opening of solo exhibition, “The Map is Not the Territory” by self-portraits-in-blood artist, Ted Lawson. I had a chance to […]

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    Fritz Koenig’s Sphere

    Thursday, September 11, 2014

    Originally commissioned for the World Trade Center, The Sphere stood between the Twin Towers in Austin Tobin Plaza from 1971 until the 9/11 attacks.  On this day of remembrance, let […]

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    Smooches ! Dali and Raquel Welch

    Wednesday, September 10, 2014

    Obsessed with this pic of Raquel Welch’s gorgeous bod and of course, Dali. She’s so glamorous it hurts!

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    NO AD App Replaces Subway Ads with Art

    Wednesday, September 10, 2014

    It’s finally here! I had the pleasure of getting a preview of the new NO AD app at the beginning of summer. Its so cool- when you download it and […]

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    Paridust: Where Fashion meets Art

    Wednesday, September 10, 2014

      Fashion and art are inherently connected, but no one has quite nailed the aesthetics of this beautiful relationship quite like Pari Ehsan. Ehsan is an interior designer by trade […]

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    Muffinhead/Haute Voltage Fashion Week Installation TONIGHT

    Wednesday, September 10, 2014

    I am SOOOO sad I am going to miss this fantastic fashion/art installation by one of my favorite people, MUFFINHEAD! (and a bunch of other uber-talented folks but MUFFIN!). Be […]

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    Gotham Book Mart

    Wednesday, September 10, 2014

    LitNerd Wednesday! Oh the plight of the independent bookstore and it’s increasingly likelihood of extinction — like many towns and cities across the country New York City can’t escape this sad […]

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    VIDEO: Small Editions- Jon Burgerman VS Jeff Koons

    Tuesday, September 9, 2014

    We love you, silly Burgerman! Jon takes on Jeff Koons and the Whitney ‘Small Edition’ by Artist Jon Burgerman is Inspired by ‘Play-Doh’, the 10 foot tall, multi-coloured, aluminium Jeff […]

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    The Speakeasies of New York- Where Locals and Artists Hit the Sauce During Prohibition

    Tuesday, September 9, 2014

    Old timey speakeasy style bars have become just as popular and cliché as sports bars in middle America. But real speakeasies were nothing like the quaintly luxe interiors with bow-tied […]

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    Figures: ‘Anthropos’ at Sundaram Tagore

    Tuesday, September 9, 2014

    Nothing like walking over skulls barefoot to give you a new lease on life. Don’t believe me? Go check out Anthropos, currently on view Sundaram Tagore  galleries in Chelsea and on Madison Ave, […]

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    Day’s End by Gordon Matta-Clark

    Tuesday, September 9, 2014

    What is today the parking lot for the Department of Sanitation, was once the site of Pier 52.  The abandoned piers along the Hudson River were remnants of various industrial eras […]

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    Puddle by Kertesz

    Monday, September 8, 2014

    I have always LOVED this ANDRÉ KERTÉSZ photograph of a puddle in New York reflecting the Empire State Building in 1967. I think it sold for around $6,600 at Phillips- that’s […]

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    Berlin Art Link Studio Visit with OLAF BREUNING

    Monday, September 8, 2014

    Revisiting a studio visit with Olaf Breuning Olaf Breuning is a master of balance. His work oscillates gently between what is genuine and what is false, imagined or real. Inside […]

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    PHOTOS In Process: Logan Hicks in Djerba

    Monday, September 8, 2014

    Most people see stencil artist Logan Hick’s finished products- photorealistic murals with intricate patterns. What they don’t realize is the intense process and multiple layers that make up each piece. […]

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Sep
11

Tonight! Ted Lawson’s The Map is Not the Territory

Tonight! Step into the newly branded  Joseph Gross Gallery, for the opening of solo exhibition, “The Map is Not the Territory” by self-portraits-in-blood artist, Ted Lawson. I had a chance to […]

Read More

Neighborhoods

Duke-Ellingtonfeat
Sep
12

Duke Ellington Memorial

DC native Duke Ellington helped to spur the Harlem Renaissance of the early 1920s, making New York a hotbed for big bad jazz. His career really jump started in 1929 […]

Fritz-Koenig-Spherefeature
Sep
11

Fritz Koenig’s Sphere

Originally commissioned for the World Trade Center, The Sphere stood between the Twin Towers in Austin Tobin Plaza from 1971 until the 9/11 attacks.  On this day of remembrance, let […]

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Sep
10

Gotham Book Mart

LitNerd Wednesday! Oh the plight of the independent bookstore and it’s increasingly likelihood of extinction — like many towns and cities across the country New York City can’t escape this sad […]

Gordon matta Clark
Sep
9

Day’s End by Gordon Matta-Clark

What is today the parking lot for the Department of Sanitation, was once the site of Pier 52.  The abandoned piers along the Hudson River were remnants of various industrial eras […]

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Sep
8

Global Balls and Lightning Hands

I love how every where you look in Lower Manhattan, you’ll find an overly ornate relic of the early part of the 20th Century, back when things were all glamorous […]

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Sep
5

That’s Not a Calder

At first glance, I thought the red sculpture outside 909 Third Avenue was one of Alexander Calder’s stabiles. The bright piece is actually by Ann Gillen, an artist who uses […]

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Sep
4

Palazzo Chupi

It was originally bright pink and named after a lollipop, that sounds about right. Julian Schnabel’s homage to himself, Palazzo Chupi, rises like a pink Barbie house in the West […]

O-Henry
Sep
3

Pete’s Tavern

LitNerd Wednesday! In the eternal race to be the oldest bar in New York City it’s hard to top McSorely’s. Besides it’s timelessly sodden old age it has some great […]

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Sep
2

Forrest Myers- The Wall

Look up. See those steel blue bars sticking out of that building? That is “The Wall” by Forrest Myers, which was commissioned in 1973 by the building’s owner to cover […]

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Sep
1

Louise Nevelson Night Presence IV

Sculptor Louise Nevelson gifted the city of New York the Cor-Ten Night Presence IV, to celebrate her 50th anniversary of living in NYC. Before the city honored her with her […]

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Aug
29

Warhol and Chipotle

Even in the late 1990s, St. Marks Place still had a sort of bohemian spirit, that is until Super Cuts moved in. The transformation of the buildings at 19-25 into […]

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Aug
28

Stella on the Seaport

New Yorker Frank Stella became famous for making paintings of paintings. His minimalist and abstract works are largely simply color and shape- resulting with “painting” being the subject of…the paintings. […]

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Aug
27

The San Remo Cafe

LitNerd Wednesday! Oh, Greenwich Village, sometimes it’s really hard to still like you, what with all of your “bro” bars and general NYU frat-awfulness on the weekends but I can […]

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Aug
26

Jean-Michel Basquiat’s Studio and Apartment

In this building with private Japanese restaurant ,Bohemian, the native New Yorker, Jean-Michel Basquiat lived and worked here until his overdose at that magical age of 27. He had a rich short life- starting as a graffiti artist, writing “SAMO,” before joining the punk rock scene with this band with Vincent Gallo called “Gray.” Frequenting and playing Max’s Kansas City, CBGB and Mudd Club, he began meeting the art stars- being cast in the movie “Downtown 81” and in Blondie’s “Rapture” video.

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