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    Michael Alan’s Living Installation at the Epic House of Collection

    Friday, October 17, 2014

    Tomorrow night is your change to experience something other worldly in New York, Michael Alan’s epic Living Installation will be hosted at the legendary House of Collection in Williamsburg. If […]

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    Vito Acconci’s Schoolyard

    Friday, October 17, 2014

    Famed Masturbator and Bronx native- artist Vito Acconci strayed from jerking off under the floors of galleries and into the world of architecture and design. Acconci was asked to redesign […]

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    London Calling: Frieze Week 2014 from Mutual Art

    Thursday, October 16, 2014

    from my latest on MutualArt   The Tower of London surrounded by Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red by Paul Cummins. Courtesy of Historic Royal Palaces. Pack your bags, London is calling! […]

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    Fun Gallery

    Thursday, October 16, 2014

    This is the first site of the eponymous graffiti gallery. I love this story from founder Patti Astor “I was meeting all the graffiti artists while we were getting the […]

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    Brian Adam Douglas aka ELBOW-TOE at R Jampol Projects this Saturday

    Thursday, October 16, 2014

    I had the pleasure of working alongside Brian Adam Douglas aka ELBOW-TOE last June in Miami and am so excited to support him for this solo show that opens this […]

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    Copyright vs. Copywrong by Addison Thompson

    Wednesday, October 15, 2014

    I’ve met many an artist who has had to deal with it: copyright infringement. Just what are artist’s rights? Addison Thompson takes it on for Art Nerd. Rasta hiding in […]

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    Get Your Tickets for the Open Road Aperture Foundation Benefit Party

    Wednesday, October 15, 2014

    Its full on party season! This year Aperture’s annual bash honors the great Robert Frank, features music by the Kills and has a slew of amazing photography up for auction! […]

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    McSorley’s

    Wednesday, October 15, 2014

    LitNerd Wednesday! Lets get the bad out of the way — McSorley’s has this funky stale onion and beer smell and there’s no bigger display of douchebaggery than on weekend […]

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    VIDEO: LaChapelle Does Dandy Warhols

    Tuesday, October 14, 2014

    Remember when David LaChapelle took his signature saturated candy colored Amanda Lepore-filled world to the Dandy Warhol’s video? Bring back the art of the music video please!

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    INVADER INSTALLS A SWEET NEW STAR TREK THEMED PIECE

    Tuesday, October 14, 2014

    A new Invader piece pops up at the Observatory in Ravenna, in Ravennna, Italy.  The large installation piece features the much loved Spock from the Star Trek series and the space […]

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    Experience Times Square in Solitude with Ryoji Ikeda’s test pattern [times square] with SOUND

    Tuesday, October 14, 2014

    This Thursday experience Times Square Art’s #Midnightmoment like never before. For October, Japanese artist Ryoji Ikeda’s test pattern, a conversion of the artist’s audio signal patterns into a barcode-like visual, enlivens […]

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    Almost a Fashion Museum

    Tuesday, October 14, 2014

    Yea, New York Vintage is a store- not something Art Nerd usually covers. But the intimate Chelsea showroom feels like so much more than a place to buy vintage clothes, […]

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    Minimalist Voices of the Past and Present

    Monday, October 13, 2014

    My latest from MutualArt: A new exhibition that opened last Saturday at the University of Michigan Museum of Art revisits the Minimalist movement, viewed from a fresh perspective. Reductive Minimalism: Women […]

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    Apartment of Alfred Stieglitz and Georgia O’Keefe

    Friday, October 10, 2014

    O’Keefe and Stieglitz lived on the 30th floor when the Marriott was known as the Shelton Hotel in 1925.  Stieglitz, 23 years O’Keefe’s senior, met the young artist when he […]

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    Mick Rock- Exposed

    Thursday, October 9, 2014

    A life time of photographing legends has turned photographer Mick Rock into a legend himself. The British photographer cut his teeth capturing the intimacy behind closed doors of rock and […]

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House of Collection
Oct
17

Michael Alan’s Living Installation at the Epic House of Collection

Tomorrow night is your change to experience something other worldly in New York, Michael Alan’s epic Living Installation will be hosted at the legendary House of Collection in Williamsburg. If […]

Read More

Neighborhoods

vito
Oct
17

Vito Acconci’s Schoolyard

Famed Masturbator and Bronx native- artist Vito Acconci strayed from jerking off under the floors of galleries and into the world of architecture and design. Acconci was asked to redesign […]

fungallery2
Oct
16

Fun Gallery

This is the first site of the eponymous graffiti gallery. I love this story from founder Patti Astor “I was meeting all the graffiti artists while we were getting the […]

WISHBONE1-articleLarge
Oct
15

McSorley’s

LitNerd Wednesday! Lets get the bad out of the way — McSorley’s has this funky stale onion and beer smell and there’s no bigger display of douchebaggery than on weekend […]

nyvintage1
Oct
14

Almost a Fashion Museum

Yea, New York Vintage is a store- not something Art Nerd usually covers. But the intimate Chelsea showroom feels like so much more than a place to buy vintage clothes, […]

mcny
Oct
13

Museum of the City of New York

The Met, MoMa and Guggenheim are the usually go-to museums in New York, but don’t forget about the Museum of the City of New York. You may recognize its marble stairs […]

Stieglitz-OKeefe600x340
Oct
10

Apartment of Alfred Stieglitz and Georgia O’Keefe

O’Keefe and Stieglitz lived on the 30th floor when the Marriott was known as the Shelton Hotel in 1925.  Stieglitz, 23 years O’Keefe’s senior, met the young artist when he […]

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Oct
9

Keith Haring Two Dancing Figures

I do love Lower Manhattan, I love wandering around and looking up at the ornate architecture like a tourist, I love reading the placards placed around indicating where the water’s […]

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Oct
8

Williamsburg

LitNerd Wednesday! Henry Miller hated New York. A lot. So much so that he trashed the city every chance he got until his dying days (more on that below). His childhood […]

greene
Oct
7

Before White Columns- 112 Workshop

In 1970, artist Jeffrey Lew opened 112 Workshop here, a first come first serve studio and artist run space. Artists were given total control to curate their own shows and […]

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Oct
6

The Lexington Hotel’s Art Deco Splendor

Truth be told, I love when hotels get on the art bandwagon. The beautiful Lexington Hotel in Midtown East has just been given a Jazz Age makeover by dash design, […]

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Oct
3

Lichtenstein and Rosenquist at AXA

Greeted by Roy Lichtenstein’s 70 foot tall “Mural with Blue Brushstrokes”, the public spaces are dedicated to exhibition galleries and public art. The Lichtenstein was initially commissioned to compliment the […]

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Oct
2

Nu Hotel’s Arty Sanctuaries

The world need more art hotels. Seriously, what an awesomely easy way to transform a boring old hotel into a vibrant and interesting space. Most art hotels I’ve seen gear […]

Millay
Oct
1

Bedford Street

  LitNerd Wednesday! My candle burns at both ends; It will not last the night; But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends— It gives a lovely light! First Fig by […]

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Sep
30

7,100 lb Street Art

Street art schmeet art. Don’t get me wrong, I like it, but I’m used to it being everywhere, from tags to wheat paste, its so common nowadays that it almost […]

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