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Apr
24

Spend 12 Philosophy-filled Hours in the French Embassy tonight!

Tonight, A Night of Philosophy takes over the French Embassy on 79th and Fifth ave. This twelve hour event takes over the historic mansion at 79th and Fifth, with a night of everything from […]

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Apr
27

Weapons of Destruction Transformed into art- Carl McCrow’s History Interrupted

This Thursday, Carl McCrow’s series discussing international arms proliferation opens at Hoerle-Guggenheim gallery, an exhibition of sculptural works made from repurposed weapons sourced from areas of conflict. Hoerle-Guggenheim Gallery is […]

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Apr
27

Damien Hirst’s Sanctuary- Other Criteria

Damien Hirst is known for many things: a $100 million diamond skull, a $12 million stuffed shark, splitting animals in half, loving dots, catching butterflies, rising from YBA to one […]

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Apr
24

5 in 1

Of all of Tony Rosenthal’s sculptures around New York, the saddest is “5 in 1,” which has definitely seen better days. Hidden behind 1 Police Plaza near City Hall, the […]

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Apr
23

Gramercy Park Hotel

The Gramercy Park Hotel, situated just off New York’s exclusive private park, is fancy.  It is evident in every detail in every facet of the hotel that it was created by […]

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Apr
21

Dancin’ With Dali

Sometimes I try to imagine what it would be like minding my own business on the dance floor (while werkin’ it of course), and running into the likes of Salvador […]

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Apr
20

Leo Villareal Volume

Inspired by the lights of nearby Times Square, Art Nerd New York  favorite Leo Villareal was commissioned to create a gorgeous glowing installation for the lobby of the Durst Corporation […]

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Apr
17

Club 57

Long before St. Marks turned into a smattering of random Asian places (it was all over the day Coney Island High closed and SUPERCUTS opened up- I’m still upset), it […]

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Apr
16

Danceteria

Like most 1980s art meccas in New York, the epic Danceteria club, where Keith Haring was a busboy, is of course now luxury condos. Madonna worked there as a hat […]

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Apr
15

Laurence Vallières’ 9 ft Gorilla at the Philadelphia Zoo

Last week I caught a $1 Bolt Bus (yes, really!) down to Philadelphia to see the incredible artist Laurence Vallières for the opening of Second Nature at the Philadelphia Zoo. For […]

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Apr
15

Carl Van Vechten’s Studio

LitNerd Wednesday! He may sound unfamiliar today but do an image search by his name and his subjects will look very recognizable. Actors, musicians and writers spanning three decades were […]

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Apr
14

Rothko and The Four Seasons: Those Sons of Bitches

The Four Seasons Restaurant is one of the swankiest places to have a meal in New York- so swanky that Mark Rothko decided he didn’t want his paintings hung there. […]

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Apr
8

Patchin Place

 LitNerd Wednesday! Tree-lined streets are a dime a dozen in the Village but very few have the reputation of the timeless Patchin Place. This small alley populated with three story […]

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