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Eat And Delete
Sep
23

Conor Harrington: Eat and Delete this Friday

It has been a few years since Lazarides had a New York pop up, so this Friday’s Conor Harrington exhibition at 268 Mulberry Street is highly anticipated. Eat and Delete […]

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Sep
23

Big Bright Steel Pays Tribute to Automobile Row

Manhattan’s “Automobile Row” (known for its block after block of car dealerships) is now home to a public art installation commissioned by Two Trees that pays tribute to its history. […]

Santiago Calatrava
Sep
22

New York Times Capsule by Santiago Calatrava

I always loved the idea of the time capsule. There’s one I mentioned at the 1939 World’s Fair site in Queens, not to be opened until  6939 AD. There’s the one in my […]

andywarholsilverfactory
Sep
19

Warhol’s Silver Factory

This was the site of Warhol’s Factory from 1962-68. Rent was about $100 per YEAR! The building no longer exists- Warhol moved the factory to Union Sq West in 1968, […]

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Sep
18

Gordon Matta-Clark’s FOOD Cafe

I love Gordon Matta-Clark. It is true. I love how he turned architecture into sculpture, by cutting holes in buildings or slicing them in half. I love how he bought […]

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Sep
17

The Golden Swan Garden

  LitNerd Wednesday! It’s hard to imagine when walking past the corner of West 4th and Sixth Avenue that on that little slice of greenery once stood a place that […]

Walter deMaria, Earth Room. Land art, DIA foundation
Sep
16

Earth Room by Walter DeMaria

Welcome back Earth Room! After a steamy summer, the DIA site has opened again for the season. There are a few things I am slightly obsessed with. At least to […]

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Sep
15

Louise Nevelson Park

Russian born Louise Nevelson began her shallow relief sculptures in the 1930s. She moved from studying in New York to Munich to assist Diego Rivera, causing a huge rift between […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

360 West 11th Street
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 […]

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