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    Louise Nevelson Night Presence IV

    Monday, September 1, 2014

    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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    Pierre Huyghe

    Monday, September 1, 2014

    I remember coming across Pierre Huyghe’s “Les Grands Ensembles” at the Guggenheim years ago, and watching it for the duration of the video (a feat for me). The piece shows […]

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    Relive Your Big City Dreams with THINK BIG by Jim Rennert in Union Square

    Monday, September 1, 2014

    You work hard for the money, so hard for it honey. And artist Jim Rennert’s giant sculpture, THINK BIG, has appeared in Union Square to honor you. As New York […]

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    Scandinavian Collaboration: CHART Fair Opens in Copenhagen

    Friday, August 29, 2014

    From my latest on MutualArt: Kunsthal Charlottenborg Courtyard. Courtesy of CHART. This weekend, the city of Copenhagen will launch the second coming of Denmark’s latest art fair, CHART, which will […]

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    Art History Meets IKEA: We love the Ikea b4-XVI tumblr.

    Friday, August 29, 2014

    We wish we thought of Ikea b4-XVI. Created by @ceciliaazcarate, the art nerdy blog compares Renaissance paintings to current IKEA furnishings. Loving the nerdiness! You’re a clever one, Cecilia.

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    VIDEO: In Bed with Elmgreen and Dragset

    Friday, August 29, 2014

    I’m sad to have missed this incredible exhibition last fall at London’s V&A Museum by Elmgreen & Dragset. They transformed an entire wing into a fictional aging architect named Norman […]

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    Put on Your Walking Shoes for DUMBO Art Walk

    Friday, August 29, 2014

    There’s about to be so many art things to do, that you won’t know how you’ll handle it. Next week, enjoy the nice weather and Brooklyn Bridge Park after a […]

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    Warhol and Chipotle

    Friday, August 29, 2014

    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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    Stella on the Seaport

    Thursday, August 28, 2014

    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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    VIDEO: Live Painting with Picasso

    Wednesday, August 27, 2014

    Did you know that Picasso never set foot in New York? Seems kind of crazy don’t you think? Here’s a compilation of videos of the master at work. The piece […]

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    JON BURGERMAN PLAYS AROUND WITH KOONS PLAY-DOH SCULPTURE

    Wednesday, August 27, 2014

    The Instagram that started it all. I was riffling through the #JeffKoonsRetrospective hashtag when I saw it.  This pic of a tiny little replica of the Koons Play-Doh sculpture housed in […]

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    Huffington Post: Is Banksy Over?

    Wednesday, August 27, 2014

    Artsy‘s Matthew Israel guest stars on Art Nerd: This post (like the previous posts in this series) was originally supposed to go into depth about one work by one artist: […]

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    Save the Date! chashama Open Studios this September

    Wednesday, August 27, 2014

    Save the Date! Art Nerd New York is pleased to be a media partner for the upcoming chashama Open Studios. We hope to see you there in September! chashama Open Studios at […]

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    The San Remo Cafe

    Wednesday, August 27, 2014

    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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    William S. Burroughs: Forever Cool Kid

    Tuesday, August 26, 2014

      Thanks to the Ace for sharing these!

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Sep
1

Relive Your Big City Dreams with THINK BIG by Jim Rennert in Union Square

You work hard for the money, so hard for it honey. And artist Jim Rennert’s giant sculpture, THINK BIG, has appeared in Union Square to honor you. As New York […]

Read More

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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 […]

TheDOmNico
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 […]

Stella199Water1
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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Aug
25

A BALL FIT FOR DALI

Back in the 1930s, Caresse Crosby was the socialite talk of the town, known not only for inventing the modern bra (boob caresser) but also for throwing the best parties […]

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Aug
22

Eyes or Boobs?

Eyes or boobs? Corneas or areolae? Louise Bourgeois’ sculpture, “Eyes” in Battery Park is just like the artist was- cleverly deceiving. I loved how the late Bourgeois sorta looked like someone’s […]

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Aug
21

Mehretu at Goldman Sachs

For some reason everyone hates the unavoidable Julie Mehretu piece at Goldman Sach’s headquarters in Battery Park. The giant piece, at 23 x 80 feet, is an abstract and vibrant […]

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Aug
20

Morningside Heights

LitNerd Wednesday! Columbia University, besides being outrageously expensive and eminent domain-y, played a key role in one of the biggest literary movements of the 20th century and one of its […]

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Aug
19

Snug as a Bug

I really never thought I’d go to Staten Island. I’m not even sure why- I’ve been to Governor’s Island plenty of times. But after visiting Snug Harbor Cultural Center, I’m […]

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Aug
18

Comme de Garcons Building

The Comme de Garcons building on West 22nd Street is set amidst a heavily art-ed area, with Beuy’s 7,000 Oaks a slew of galleries and the Chelsea Art Museum on the same street. […]

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Aug
15

John Johnson

Poor Seward Johnson, nobody takes him seriously. And other than the proximity of Double Check to the World Trade Towers, why should they? Another of John Seward Johnson’s life-sized bronzes […]

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Aug
14

A Calder Not For Your Eyes

I’m your private Calder, a Calder for money, do what you want me to do… Sing it Tina, or rather Janey Waney. The oversized mobile sculpture by Alexander Calder in […]

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Aug
13

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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