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  • GROUNDS FOR DISCUSSION: NONUMENTS SITE AT DC’S 5X5 PROJECTS

    Friday, September 19, 2014

    Encountering Nonuments, the Lance Fung-curated portion of Washington DC’s monumental 5×5 Projects (Sept-Dec 2014), the casual visitor experiences a sense of disorientation. On one side you have your newly minted […]

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    Warhol’s Silver Factory

    Friday, September 19, 2014

    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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    VIDEO: Shining Darkness: A Portrait of Jean Labourdette

    Thursday, September 18, 2014

    Get to know our friend artist Jean Labourdette, aka Turf1 with this glimpse inside his studio “Shining Darkness: A Portrait of Jean Labourdette” takes us into the artist’s studio giving […]

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    EXTRACTS: Greg LaMarche, Max Rippon and Jurne

    Thursday, September 18, 2014

    Opening tomorrow night, EXTRACTS includes work by my buddies curated by the incredible Tim Strazza. Be sure to be there! Presenting a visual journey through the works of Greg Lamarche, […]

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    Gordon Matta-Clark’s FOOD Cafe

    Thursday, September 18, 2014

    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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    ART RUNS THE STREETS: CRASH’S ART CAR AT DORIAN GREY GALLERY

    Wednesday, September 17, 2014

    What’s rapid and cutting-edge, with street art all over? Stop by STRADA VELOCE: Italian Automotive Excellence Meets Art of the Street at Dorian Grey Gallery Thursday night, on view from Sept 18-Oct 5 in […]

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    The Golden Swan Garden

    Wednesday, September 17, 2014

      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 […]

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    Allan McCollum’s Perfect Couples

    Tuesday, September 16, 2014

    The incredible Perfect Couples just opened at Petzel in Chelsea. Check out my review from MutualArt before popping over to the show.   The Art of Possibility: Allan McCollum’s Perfect […]

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    Earth Room by Walter DeMaria

    Tuesday, September 16, 2014

    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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    Olek- Reality: What a Concept at Soho Grand Hotel

    Monday, September 15, 2014

    The beautifully cozy Soho Grand’s Salon has been transformed into a crocheted wonderland, for Olek‘s gorgeous exhibition “Reality: What a Concept.” The second floor mezzanine’s iconic birdcages have been given […]

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    Louise Nevelson Park

    Monday, September 15, 2014

    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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    Duke Ellington Memorial

    Friday, September 12, 2014

    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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    Tonight! Ted Lawson’s The Map is Not the Territory

    Thursday, September 11, 2014

    Tonight! Step into the newly branded  Joseph Gross Gallery, for the opening of solo exhibition, “The Map is Not the Territory” by self-portraits-in-blood artist, Ted Lawson. I had a chance to […]

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    Fritz Koenig’s Sphere

    Thursday, September 11, 2014

    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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    Smooches ! Dali and Raquel Welch

    Wednesday, September 10, 2014

    Obsessed with this pic of Raquel Welch’s gorgeous bod and of course, Dali. She’s so glamorous it hurts!

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What's Up

ripofeat
Sep
18

EXTRACTS: Greg LaMarche, Max Rippon and Jurne

Opening tomorrow night, EXTRACTS includes work by my buddies curated by the incredible Tim Strazza. Be sure to be there! Presenting a visual journey through the works of Greg Lamarche, […]

Read More

Neighborhoods

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, […]

food
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 […]

Sloan-Hell_Hfeat
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 […]

nevelson
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 […]

Duke-Ellingtonfeat
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 […]

Fritz-Koenig-Spherefeature
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 […]

GBM_2
Sep
10

Gotham Book Mart

LitNerd Wednesday! Oh the plight of the independent bookstore and it’s increasingly likelihood of extinction — like many towns and cities across the country New York City can’t escape this sad […]

Gordon matta Clark
Sep
9

Day’s End by Gordon Matta-Clark

What is today the parking lot for the Department of Sanitation, was once the site of Pier 52.  The abandoned piers along the Hudson River were remnants of various industrial eras […]

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Sep
8

Global Balls and Lightning Hands

I love how every where you look in Lower Manhattan, you’ll find an overly ornate relic of the early part of the 20th Century, back when things were all glamorous […]

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Sep
5

That’s Not a Calder

At first glance, I thought the red sculpture outside 909 Third Avenue was one of Alexander Calder’s stabiles. The bright piece is actually by Ann Gillen, an artist who uses […]

360 West 11th Street
Sep
4

Palazzo Chupi

It was originally bright pink and named after a lollipop, that sounds about right. Julian Schnabel’s homage to himself, Palazzo Chupi, rises like a pink Barbie house in the West […]

O-Henry
Sep
3

Pete’s Tavern

LitNerd Wednesday! In the eternal race to be the oldest bar in New York City it’s hard to top McSorely’s. Besides it’s timelessly sodden old age it has some great […]

Forrest-Myers-WallFeature
Sep
2

Forrest Myers- The Wall

Look up. See those steel blue bars sticking out of that building? That is “The Wall” by Forrest Myers, which was commissioned in 1973 by the building’s owner to cover […]

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