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    Eyes or Boobs?

    Friday, August 22, 2014

    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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    “Mirage of Redemption” by Mehdi Ghadyanloo

    Thursday, August 21, 2014

    Scandinavia! An awesome show in Norway this weekend MIRAGE OF REDEMPTION A breathtaking new exhibition “Mirage of Redemption” by Mehdi Ghadyanloo will make its exclusive debut at Galleri GEO in […]

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    VIDEO: Dreams That Money Can Buy- a 1947 Surrealist Feast

    Thursday, August 21, 2014

    Dreams That Money Can Buy was made in 1947 in a collaboration with director Hans Richter and Surrealism/Dada super stars Max Ernst, Marcel Duchamp, Man Ray, Alexander Calder, Darius Milhaud […]

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    Mehretu at Goldman Sachs

    Thursday, August 21, 2014

    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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    VIDEO: Anthony McCall. Five Minutes of Pure Sculpture

    Wednesday, August 20, 2014

    The Anthony McCall exhibition at the Hamburger Bahnoff in Berlin two years ago was one of the most magical pieces I’ve experienced!

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    Morningside Heights

    Wednesday, August 20, 2014

    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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    #GETIT Beau Stanton Smart Device Sleeves

    Tuesday, August 19, 2014

    Nuvango, formerly Gelaskins, as a whole new line out of iPhone, iPad and iMac skins from some of your favorite artists. We already know which we want- the Precarious Voyage line […]

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    Istanbul and Language of the Wall- Photo Diary of Logan Hicks

    Tuesday, August 19, 2014

    Last week I had the incredible adventure of watching a slew of talented artists create work for Istanbul’s first street art museum-scale exhibition, at the Pera Museum. A week of […]

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    Snug as a Bug

    Tuesday, August 19, 2014

    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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    Friends with You FTW

    Monday, August 18, 2014

    I love the art collective FriendsWithYou — they make me happy. Here’s why:

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    Michel Gondry’s Mood Indigo

    Monday, August 18, 2014

    Michel Gondry might as well be the sandman ( in a non-creepy horror film way); his videos are like mini breaks from reality with scenes stolen from hyperactive dreams. He […]

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    VIDEO: Fujiko Nakaya + Glass House = Gorgeous

    Monday, August 18, 2014

    I have always wanted to go to the Glass House in New Canaan, CT. This video by Drew Arnold uses the Glass House’s current installation of Fujiko Nakaya’s Fog Sculpture […]

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    Comme de Garcons Building

    Monday, August 18, 2014

    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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    A Calder Not For Your Eyes

    Thursday, August 14, 2014

    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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    Clinton Hill

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014

    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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Aug
21

MELT at Verboten

Tonight, head to Verboten for a very special exhibition curated by Suzanne Duckworth Come out & see what your friends are up to in Verboten’s AUGUST art exhibit, MELT. For […]

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Neighborhoods

Louisefeat
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 […]

mehretu-16milesofstring
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 […]

Carr_newspaper
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 […]

Snugfrst
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 […]

Comme-De-GarconsFEATURE
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 […]

Patti
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 […]

7yearitch
Aug
11

7 Year Itch Site

This is where, formerly the Loews Theater, the famous picture of Marilyn Monroe, shielding the gusts from the subway grate, was taken. Formerly the Loews theater, it was on this […]

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Aug
8

Gainsborough Studios

Central Park South today is more associated with tourists and horse carriages than artists. But in 1908, an entire building was built, just so a group of artists could have […]

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Aug
7

The Oldest Bronze in Central Park

Central Park is full of sculpture, some interesting, some not so much. The sorta gory Eagles and Prey by Christophe Fratin may not be a total show stopper, but the […]

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Aug
6

The Little Prince in New York City

LitNerd Wednesday! The Little Prince is hardly a book that suggests New York City but in reality it has a lot to do with it. Conceived by Antoine de Saint-Exupery […]

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Aug
5

Pissing on Queen Elizabeth I

Once upon a time, publishing giant, William Randolph Hearst, owned the Warwick Hotel. Hearst sought out famed illustrator and muralist Dean Cornwell to transform a salon in the hotel into […]

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Aug
4

Lacy Barry Gives The Penrose the Artist’s Touch

If you’ve wondered why you get a sort of magical feeling when you’ve entered The Penrose gastropub on the Upper East Side, it is probably because the entirely environment isn’t the […]

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