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Jan
23

Kim Holleman and Joanne Ungar Artist Talk, Booze and Snacks at Front Room Gallery

Artist and scholar Kim Holleman will talk tomorrow about her room-sized glass and resin sculptural installation, along with artist Joanne Unger. Make sure to RSVP for some snacks, drinks and […]

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Jan
23

Edward Hopper’s Upstate Art Center

Edward Hopper lived most of his life at 3 Washington Square North, but he grew up a short drive Upstate in Nyack. His sister Marion stayed in his childhood home, […]

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Jan
22

Jackson Pollock Pissed in Peggy Guggenheim’s Fireplace. And Painted her an Early Mural

After her divorce from Max Ernst, super collector Peggy Guggenheim moved into this duplex apartment in 1943, adding a new address to where New York’s art world elite would gather. […]

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Jan
21

Clinton Hill

LitNerd Wednesday! A little mix of punk rock and literature this week with Patti Smith whose love of poetry and prose was the original reason she moved to New York […]

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Jan
20

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
19

Hunt & Fish Club

Remnants of old New York are few and far between- especially in Times Square, so I was surprised when a brand new restaurant echoed the bygone era. Eytan Sugarman’s brand new […]

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Jan
16

Jenny Holzer Loves New York

The gorgeous glass lobby of 7 World Trade Center may have been designed by James Carpenter, but the real draw is the giant LED installation by Jenny Holzer. The collaboration […]

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Jan
15

Keith Haring’s Hospital Mural

What the hell is a 700 foot long Keith Haring mural doing in Woodhull Hospital? Believe it or not, the city’s Health and Hospitals Corporation once set aside a percentage […]

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Jan
14

Bemelmans Bar

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

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Jan
13

A SoHo Collection

The late Tony Goldman was one of the first investors in the then-Bohemian Soho scene (which some see as good and some as bad…) Whether you’re on the side of […]

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Jan
12

Masstransiscope

Some subway art is questionable, but Bill Brand’s Masstransiscope is one of my favorites- creative, fun and unexpected. Newly restored in 2008, the piece can be seen from the B […]

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Jan
9

Donald Judd’s Studio

Now open for tours by his foundation, Donald Judd bought this cast-iron building in 1968 on Spring, which was then appropriately called “The Cast Iron District.” Built by Nicholas Whyte, […]

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Jan
8

Helen Frankenthaler

Gagosian artist Helen Frankenthaler was a female contender during the time of Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning and Arshile Gorky. Like these dudes, she utilized color and semi-ambiguous figuration, but […]

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Jan
7

East Village

LitNerd Wednesday! “A sad park of Autumn, late Saturday afternoon — leaves by now so dry they make a general rattle and a little girl in a green knit cap […]

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Jan
6

Keith Haring – Crack is Wack!

There are a few places in New York where you can feel like you’ve transported back in time for just a second- when Keith Haring was still ruling New York […]

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