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Apr
17

Tonight, de con struct at NOoSPHERE

I got my art world start because of the Masters Program in Art Market at the Fashion Institute of Technology. Tonight, the soon-to-be grads are flexing their curatorial muscle, with […]

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Neighborhoods

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Apr
17

Club 57

Long before St. Marks turned into a smattering of random Asian places (it was all over the day Coney Island High closed and SUPERCUTS opened up- I’m still upset), it […]

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Apr
16

Danceteria

Like most 1980s art meccas in New York, the epic Danceteria club, where Keith Haring was a busboy, is of course now luxury condos. Madonna worked there as a hat […]

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Apr
15

Laurence Vallières’ 9 ft Gorilla at the Philadelphia Zoo

Last week I caught a $1 Bolt Bus (yes, really!) down to Philadelphia to see the incredible artist Laurence Vallières for the opening of Second Nature at the Philadelphia Zoo. For […]

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Apr
15

Carl Van Vechten’s Studio

LitNerd Wednesday! He may sound unfamiliar today but do an image search by his name and his subjects will look very recognizable. Actors, musicians and writers spanning three decades were […]

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Apr
14

Rothko and The Four Seasons: Those Sons of Bitches

The Four Seasons Restaurant is one of the swankiest places to have a meal in New York- so swanky that Mark Rothko decided he didn’t want his paintings hung there. […]

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Apr
8

Patchin Place

 LitNerd 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 story […]

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Apr
7

Willem de Kooning’s Studio of Depression

In 1946, things weren’t great for Willem de Kooning. His marriage to Elaine de Kooning was increasingly on the rocks. After a Spring of depression and showing up around town […]

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Apr
6

Seaman-Drake Arch

This hidden arch was once the entrance way to the lavish 1855 Seaman-Drake “country” estate which sat on 25 acres near Broadway and 215th Street. It is a replica of Paris’ […]

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Apr
3

Czech Street Art Meets Czech Tradition

Czech artist Jakub Matuska aka MASKER may be somewhat unknown on the New York street art scene, but he is one of the leading Czech artists known all around Europe. […]

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Apr
2

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, […]

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Mar
31

LOVE! by Robert Indiana

I had naively originally thought Robert Indiana’s LOVE sculpture was unique to Philadelphia’s LOVE park. I couldn’t have been more wrong. The original image was designed for the Museum of […]

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Mar
30

Nara n Niagara

The closest that I’ll probably get to a real Yoshitomo Nara piece is at a bar in the East Village- only a thin layer of plastic separates my grubby hands […]

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