Art Nerd City Guides: New York · Los Angeles

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    Gainsborough Studios

    Friday, September 23, 2016

    Central Park South today is more associated with tourists and horse carriages than artists. But in 1908, an entire building was built, just so a group of artists could have […]

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    Graphic Cyphers- B-Girl Champ Anne Nguyen Dances in the Streets of Times Square this Sunday

    Friday, September 23, 2016

    Graphic Cyphers September 25, 2016 | 2:30pm & 4:30pm Anne Nguyen French Institute Alliance Francaise, Crossing the Line , Dancing in the Streets Get inspired and impressed by the B […]

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    Art Nerd x Hamptons Film Festival- join me at Art+Music Lounge

    Thursday, September 22, 2016

    Save the date for October 8th! I hope you can join me at Monika Olko Gallery 95 Main Street, Sag Harbor during the 24th Annual Hamptons Film Festival as I host an […]

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    White Horse Tavern

    Wednesday, September 21, 2016

    Lit Nerd Wednesday! With any mention of the White Horse Tavern it’s guaranteed you’ll get the Dylan Thomas story and how he  spent his last night here proclaiming that he […]

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    Hung Yi’ Fancy Animal Carnival

    Tuesday, September 20, 2016

    Eight large-scale, vibrantly-colored animal sculptures by Taiwanese artist Hung Yi will enliven the public spaces along Broadway, from the iconic Herald Square Macy’s to 42nd Street, Times Square. Head down […]

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    Heaven in an Elevator

    Tuesday, September 20, 2016

    The Standard, High Line is a design feat itself. The opulent glass structure sits on the edge of the Hudson, atop the Highline Park in the Meat Packing District, providing gorgeous […]

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    Gordon Matta Clark’s Home Sweet Home

    Friday, September 16, 2016

    For a year or so, the bar Home Sweet Home on Chrystie was my go-to for a guaranteed dance party in Manhattan on the weekends. As all things are cyclical, […]

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    Nick Walker “The Last Ride” Solo Exhibition

    Thursday, September 15, 2016

    I’ve enjoyed Nick Walker‘s stenciled murals in New York and beyond for years- so much that I profiled him in my next book! You’ve probably noticed the British stencil artist’s […]

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    Stumbling Across Thierry Noir in Berlin

    Wednesday, September 14, 2016

    I was just going for a stroll over the bridge from East Berlin to the West in the Kreuzberg neighborhood, when I came upon this little pop up mobile gallery […]

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    Marcos Amaro: When Visual Guidance Isn’t Enough

    Wednesday, September 14, 2016

    Get yourself to 2 Rivington Street for the experiential installations by Brazilian artist Marcos Amaro, which opened last night. Can’t wait to check it when I am back! New Minds Studio and […]

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    The Bunker

    Wednesday, September 14, 2016

    Lit Nerd Wednesday! Where do I start when it comes to William S. Burroughs? From the moment he stepped foot in New York City it was high drama, be it […]

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    Michelle Blade’s Gentile Existential at Brilliant Champions

    Tuesday, September 13, 2016

    My friends at the innovative Brilliant Champtions Gallery presents Gentle Existential, featuring the work of LA-based artist Michelle Blade opening this Thursday in Bushwick. Driven by the inescapable qualities of […]

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    Calder’s Saurien

    Tuesday, September 13, 2016

    Although I’m more of a fan of his mobiles, this Alexander Calder stabile on Madison Avenue is pretty cool. Straddled across the corner sidewalk under the eaves of the IBM […]

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    Eat up Greenwich Village

    Monday, September 12, 2016

    Sample the deliciousness that is Greenwich Village with more than 30 area food vendors and purveyors of fine wine al fresco- starting at the iconic Washington Square Park arch. (Your ticket […]

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    Get ready to wait in line- Refinery29’s 20 Rooms is back

    Friday, September 9, 2016

    Last year 6,000 people waited in line to experience the 29 art installation rooms put on in a warehouse by Refinery29, and just in time for Fashion Week, its back. […]

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Sep
23

Graphic Cyphers- B-Girl Champ Anne Nguyen Dances in the Streets of Times Square this Sunday

Graphic Cyphers September 25, 2016 | 2:30pm & 4:30pm Anne Nguyen French Institute Alliance Francaise, Crossing the Line , Dancing in the Streets Get inspired and impressed by the B […]

Read More

Neighborhoods

Central Park, Artist Studios, manhattan, Gainsborough Corporation, Gainsborough Studios
Sep
23

Gainsborough Studios

Central Park South today is more associated with tourists and horse carriages than artists. But in 1908, an entire building was built, just so a group of artists could have […]

Delmore
Sep
21

White Horse Tavern

Lit Nerd Wednesday! With any mention of the White Horse Tavern it’s guaranteed you’ll get the Dylan Thomas story and how he  spent his last night here proclaiming that he […]

Brambilla-civilizationFeature
Sep
20

Heaven in an Elevator

The Standard, High Line is a design feat itself. The opulent glass structure sits on the edge of the Hudson, atop the Highline Park in the Meat Packing District, providing gorgeous […]

homesweethome2
Sep
16

Gordon Matta Clark’s Home Sweet Home

For a year or so, the bar Home Sweet Home on Chrystie was my go-to for a guaranteed dance party in Manhattan on the weekends. As all things are cyclical, […]

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Sep
15

Stamen by Rodney Carroll

In 1967, the Churchill Building was one of New York’s largest luxury buildings. The sculpture at the front of the 2nd avenue facade was commissioned by the building in 2008. […]

Burroughs
Sep
14

The Bunker

Lit Nerd Wednesday! Where do I start when it comes to William S. Burroughs? From the moment he stepped foot in New York City it was high drama, be it […]

Calder-Saurien
Sep
13

Calder’s Saurien

Although I’m more of a fan of his mobiles, this Alexander Calder stabile on Madison Avenue is pretty cool. Straddled across the corner sidewalk under the eaves of the IBM […]

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Sep
9

Masstransiscope

Some subway art is questionable, but Bill Brand’s Masstransiscope is one of my favorites- creative, fun and unexpected. Newly restored in 2008, the piece can be seen from the B […]

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Sep
8

The Thinker

Rodin’s The Thinker is one of the most recognizable statues in the world- and New York has its very own! The bronze sculpture in front of the Philosophy Hall at […]

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Sep
7

The Algonquin Hotel

Lit Nerd 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 […]

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Sep
4

Commanda Commands The Bell House

Shepard Fairey’s collagey murals are in venues all over New York, but I was pleasantly surprised to find his Commanda piece at the far reaches of the Bell House. Despite […]

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Sep
2

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 […]

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Sep
1

Warhol’s Favorite Restaurant- Elaine’s

When it opened in 1963, Elaine’s Restaurant on the Upper East Side quickly became a haven for artists and writers alike. Andy Warhol often dined here as did Helen Frankenthaler […]

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Aug
31

Chumley’s

Lit Nerd Wednesday! Remember the faux-speakeasy craze of the early aughts? For a while I dug this rehash of the 1920s but then it became a hassle — if it […]

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