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    Lee Bontecou is Frightening

    Thursday, April 17, 2014

    Lee Bontecou’s futuristic and ominous works are at once painting and sculpture. Made from steel frames and recycled canvas (like conveyor belts and mail sacks, rather than fine artist’s canvas), […]

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    Fort Greene

    Wednesday, April 16, 2014

    LitNerd Wednesday! I just can’t quite get out of this Brooklyn literary history theme of the past week — so many planted down here and I still haven’t touched on […]

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    The Real Estate Show

    Monday, April 14, 2014

    Cuchifritos Gallery presents The Real Estate Show, What Next: 2014 with former Colab members and the first artists involved in The Real Estate Show.  Colab artists that addressed the worries of Lower East […]

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    Flatiron Prow Artspace

    Monday, April 14, 2014

    Everyone knows I wander the streets of New York, taking in the architecture with an overly romantic eye, and gazing up at the Flatiron Building is like icing on the […]

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    Jackson Pollock’s “Penthouse”

    Friday, April 11, 2014

    In 2011, the apartment of art history’s favorite alcoholic, Jackson Pollock, came up for sale on Carmine Street. Billed a “penthouse,” the smallish 800 square foot apartment is more like […]

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    Art Deco Splendor on Exchange

    Thursday, April 10, 2014

    We love the art in the architecture of New York, and were stopped dead in our tracks when passing 20 Exchange Street. The doors at the former City Bank Farmers […]

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    Sunset Park

    Wednesday, April 9, 2014

    LitNerd Wednesday! Sunset Park — there really isn’t much going on there and it’s hardly a hip destination to live. In fact if you live in New York City and […]

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    Warhol and 25 Sams

    Tuesday, April 8, 2014

    Who would’ve associated the Upper East Side with Pop Art? Built in 1889 by Plaza Hotel architect Henry Hardenbergh (he also designed the Dakota), Andy Warhol bought this modest townhouse […]

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    Let’s Get Physical

    Monday, April 7, 2014

    Although Led Zeppelin’s double-record “Physical Graffiti” was recorded in the UK, designer Peter Corriston wanted to shoot the cover in a tenement building in New York. After combing the city, […]

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    Peggy Loves Max

    Friday, April 4, 2014

    Dating artists when you are a curator or collector never works- believe you me. Yet Supercollector Peggy Guggenheim fell for Surrealist painter Max Ernst’s bohemian wiles, and the two lived […]

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    Coach Nick Saban Debuts on Art Nerd New York!

    Thursday, April 3, 2014

    Dear Coach Saban, Did you see the Last Brucennial? Respect!, Future Five Star, Grand Forks, ND Funny you should ask FFS (tweet me later, will ya?). I just came from […]

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    Alice Aycock : Paper Chase

    Thursday, April 3, 2014

    Carve out some time in your schedule to check out Alice Aycock’s sculptures on Park Ave, between 52nd and 66th. The fluidity of Aycock’s work can be seen from every […]

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    Site of Richard Serra’s Tilted Arc

    Thursday, April 3, 2014

    On this site in front of the Javits Federal Building stood the controversial 120 foot long CorTen Steel “Tilted Arc” by Richard Serra. The piece was commissioned by the United […]

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    The Algonquin Hotel

    Wednesday, April 2, 2014

    LitNerd Wednesday! “This is not a novel to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown with great force.” “You can lead a horticulture but you can’t make her think“ […]

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    Kenny’s Sunshine

    Monday, March 31, 2014

    A ray of sunshine amidst the sadness that can be at a hospital for kids, is Kenny Scharf’s smiling flowers and butterflies. Painted across a sprawling rotunda in 2011, Scharf’s […]

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What's Up

DSC06375feat
Apr
18

Beau Stanton Cartography of the Machine Opens Tomorrow in LA! And we’ll be there.

We’re going to Los Angeles for our favorite artist Beau Stanton’s new solo exhibition, Cartography of the Machine at Corey Helford Circa Gallery tomorrow! Beau gave us a sneak peak […]

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easterf
Apr
18

Easter Mass at VECTOR

Celebrate zombie Jesus at the all-encompassing art installation/gallery/neon paradise, JJ Brine’s Vector Gallery for the Doll Eyes Spring Fashion Presentation tomorrow. Wear your best Charles Manson-approved mylar. And we will […]

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Neighborhoods

Marcel Duchamp
Apr
18

Chasing Marcel Duchamp Around New York

During his lifetime, visionaire Surrealist, Cubist and Dadaist, Marcel Duchamp took residence in New York many times.  In 1915, after the declaration of World War 1, he fled Europe, moving  into a […]

Lee-Bontecou-LincolnCtrFEAT
Apr
17

Lee Bontecou is Frightening

Lee Bontecou’s futuristic and ominous works are at once painting and sculpture. Made from steel frames and recycled canvas (like conveyor belts and mail sacks, rather than fine artist’s canvas), […]

M_Moore
Apr
16

Fort Greene

LitNerd Wednesday! I just can’t quite get out of this Brooklyn literary history theme of the past week — so many planted down here and I still haven’t touched on […]

rosenthal5in1
Apr
15

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 […]

FlatironSpacefeat
Apr
14

Flatiron Prow Artspace

Everyone knows I wander the streets of New York, taking in the architecture with an overly romantic eye, and gazing up at the Flatiron Building is like icing on the […]

pollock
Apr
11

Jackson Pollock’s “Penthouse”

In 2011, the apartment of art history’s favorite alcoholic, Jackson Pollock, came up for sale on Carmine Street. Billed a “penthouse,” the smallish 800 square foot apartment is more like […]

20Exchangefeat
Apr
10

Art Deco Splendor on Exchange

We love the art in the architecture of New York, and were stopped dead in our tracks when passing 20 Exchange Street. The doors at the former City Bank Farmers […]

Selby
Apr
9

Sunset Park

LitNerd Wednesday! Sunset Park — there really isn’t much going on there and it’s hardly a hip destination to live. In fact if you live in New York City and […]

Warhol-Townhouse
Apr
8

Warhol and 25 Sams

Who would’ve associated the Upper East Side with Pop Art? Built in 1889 by Plaza Hotel architect Henry Hardenbergh (he also designed the Dakota), Andy Warhol bought this modest townhouse […]

LEDZepfeat
Apr
7

Let’s Get Physical

Although Led Zeppelin’s double-record “Physical Graffiti” was recorded in the UK, designer Peter Corriston wanted to shoot the cover in a tenement building in New York. After combing the city, […]

peggymaxernst
Apr
4

Peggy Loves Max

Dating artists when you are a curator or collector never works- believe you me. Yet Supercollector Peggy Guggenheim fell for Surrealist painter Max Ernst’s bohemian wiles, and the two lived […]

Richard Serra, Tilted Arch, Lower Manhattan
Apr
3

Site of Richard Serra’s Tilted Arc

On this site in front of the Javits Federal Building stood the controversial 120 foot long CorTen Steel “Tilted Arc” by Richard Serra. The piece was commissioned by the United […]

dorothyparker[1]
Apr
2

The Algonquin Hotel

LitNerd Wednesday! “This is not a novel to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown with great force.” “You can lead a horticulture but you can’t make her think“ […]

scharffeat
Mar
31

Kenny’s Sunshine

A ray of sunshine amidst the sadness that can be at a hospital for kids, is Kenny Scharf’s smiling flowers and butterflies. Painted across a sprawling rotunda in 2011, Scharf’s […]

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