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Sep
6

Guerrilla Girls, Jenny Holzer, Shepard Fairey and Ed Ruscha in exhibition exploring text in visual culture

Opening Thursday, September 13 at 2602 Frederick Douglass Blvd at 6:30pm, VISUAL LANGUAGE features new and existing works from Shepard Fairey, Jenny Holzer, Guerrilla Girls, Betty Tomkins, DFace, Ed Ruscha, Nathaniel Russell, […]

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Neighborhoods

Aug
29

Circle in the Square

Lit Nerd Wednesday! The cliché images of poetry and jazz are well engrained in the pop culture psyche of the 1950s and the Beat Generation. The seeds of that image were […]

Aug
3

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 […]

Jul
25

The Monkey Bar and Hotel Elysee

Lit Nerd Wednesday! I have mixed feelings about Midtown — like the rest of the city, I find some of the modern architecture kind of awful but I really like the […]

Jul
18

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 […]

Jul
16

Gutzon Hates Duchamp

Everyone knows the work of Danish-American sculptor Gutzon Borlgum, whether you realize it or not- in 1941 he finally completed carving Mount Rushmore in South Dakota. Borglum made his mark […]

Jun
27

Coenties Slip Group

Artists flocking to the high ceilings and open spaces of industrial lofts is not just a current real estate trend. Back in the 1950s, a group of what would become […]

Jun
25

Calder’s Saurien

Perched underneath a cantilevered edge jutting out from the IBM Building on the corner of Madison and 57th, Alexander Calder’s bright orange sculpture stretches its legs across the building’s entrance, […]

Jun
13

Patchin Place

 Lit Nerd 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 […]

Jun
11

Keith Haring’s Pool Party

A total contrast from the penis-heavy mural at the LGBT Community center, Keith Haring painted this aqua themed mural in 1987 for the public pool. Classic Haring dudes dance with […]

Jun
6

Philip Johnson’s Gorgeous Glass House

Not in New York- but Connecticut is not that far! Legendary architect Philip Johnson was responsible for many iconic structures, but few have the ability to move people as much […]

Jun
5

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. […]

Jun
1

I Take My Latte With a Side of Renaissance Art- Caffe Reggio

In a city of Starbucks and chain stores, it is truly a privilege to be able to experience a cappuccino from the original café who introduced espresso to New York […]

May
29

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 […]

May
24

Maxfield Parrish’s Painted Fart- and the Bloody Mary

The fantastical Gold Age-illustrated world of Maxfield Parrish lives forever at one of New York’s ritziest bars, the King Cole at the St. Regis Hotel. Hanging above the bar where […]

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