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Sep
30

Akira Bear at Succulent Studios

Saturday night while you’re walking around Greenpoint Open studios, make sure your last stop is Succulent Studios for the opening of Akira’s Beard’s Inadvertent Solo Show. In true Succulent style, […]

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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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Sep
29

Julian Levy- Best Gallerist Ever

Forget Castelli, forget Gagosian and Deitch, the real man with the plan was Julian Levy. The future gallerist ended up introducing Surrealism to the New York art world after dropping […]

ROA-Squirrel
Sep
26

ROA Squirrel

Belgian artist ROA‘s black and white animal murals can be found across the world (and next to where I lived in Berlin). This large squirrel piece is on the side […]

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Sep
25

Sirshasana Chandelier

There’s something magical about Grand Central Station that gives me a nostalgic Christmasy feeling. Maybe its years of watching too many Turner Classic Movies, or maybe it’s the incredible Beaux […]

Monkey Bar_Donna Alberico
Sep
24

The Monkey Bar and Hotel Elysee

LitNerd 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 hidden […]

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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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