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    VIDEO: Terence Koh Gives Lady Gaga Some Pearls

    Monday, January 26, 2015

    I totally forgot that Terence Koh and Lady Gaga glued pearls on each other…

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    Evie Falci Voids and Invocations

    Monday, January 26, 2015

    Opening Wednesday at the awesome Lodge Gallery on Chrystie! Evie Falci Voids and Invocations Jan. 28 – Feb 28, 2015 Opening Reception: Wednesday Jan. 28, 7pm to 9pm It always […]

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    Chaim Gross’s Studio

    Monday, January 26, 2015

    I love how New York is full of little gems and secret museums- even living here for years I’m still discovering new ones. Late in his life, Sculptors Guild founder […]

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    ABC No Rio

    Monday, January 26, 2015

    A Lower East Side institution since 1980, ABC No Rio is the epicenter of DIY culture- featuring  rock and punk shows, a gallery space and art studios. A collective of collectives, […]

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    Vienna: Let Olafur Eliasson’s Yellow Fog Wash Over You

    Friday, January 23, 2015

    Vienna’s Am Hof Square is packed with highly ornamented architecture from the ages- like most of the beautiful city. It seems everywhere I looked, there were statues, cherubs, carved marble […]

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    VIDEO: RuPaul 80s style

    Friday, January 23, 2015

    To me in the 90s, RuPaul was everything. I love this video shot by Nelson Sullivan of Ru meeting his parents before rollerskating to the club to make fliers for his […]

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

    Friday, January 23, 2015

    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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    Edward Hopper’s Upstate Art Center

    Friday, January 23, 2015

    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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    Hot Dry Men, Cold Wet Women

    Thursday, January 22, 2015

    As if the name of this show were not amazing enough, I was excited to see it was at Mark Miller Gallery, one of my recent faves and just around […]

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

    Thursday, January 22, 2015

    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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    Agent Abstracteur: Illustrator Dan Matutina Draws Outside the Lines

    Thursday, January 22, 2015

    Coming across artist and designer Dan Matutina’s illustrations for the first time feels like the first time watching the Jetsons: there lies before you a strangely familiar but ultimately more […]

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    Bigmouth Strikes Again- Elizabeth Winnel on PMc

    Wednesday, January 21, 2015

    Check out my new interview with Elizabeth Winnel on Patrick McMullan Mag A Spotlite on Artist ELIZABETH WINNEL By Lori Zimmer Winter 2014-2015 — If the eyes are the window […]

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    Alexandra Momin in Ventus Calidus

    Wednesday, January 21, 2015

    Artist Alexandra Momin, who I’ll be showing in a video art project next month, will also be featured in Ventus Calidus (which looks like a collection of artists using dreamy […]

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    Clinton Hill

    Wednesday, January 21, 2015

    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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    Rose Valland- OG Art Nerd

    Tuesday, January 20, 2015

    Rose Valland was probably the most important art nerd in history. During the Nazi occupation of Paris, the mousy Valland was the overseer of the Jeu de Paume museum. The […]

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evie
Jan
26

Evie Falci Voids and Invocations

Opening Wednesday at the awesome Lodge Gallery on Chrystie! Evie Falci Voids and Invocations Jan. 28 – Feb 28, 2015 Opening Reception: Wednesday Jan. 28, 7pm to 9pm It always […]

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Neighborhoods

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Jan
26

Chaim Gross’s Studio

I love how New York is full of little gems and secret museums- even living here for years I’m still discovering new ones. Late in his life, Sculptors Guild founder […]

ABC no Rio, Lower East Side, DIY scene, punk rock shows
Jan
26

ABC No Rio

A Lower East Side institution since 1980, ABC No Rio is the epicenter of DIY culture- featuring  rock and punk shows, a gallery space and art studios. A collective of collectives, […]

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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. […]

Patti
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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