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    VIDEO: Live Painting with Picasso

    Wednesday, August 27, 2014

    Did you know that Picasso never set foot in New York? Seems kind of crazy don’t you think? Here’s a compilation of videos of the master at work. The piece […]

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    JON BURGERMAN PLAYS AROUND WITH KOONS PLAY-DOH SCULPTURE

    Wednesday, August 27, 2014

    The Instagram that started it all. I was riffling through the #JeffKoonsRetrospective hashtag when I saw it.  This pic of a tiny little replica of the Koons Play-Doh sculpture housed in […]

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    Huffington Post: Is Banksy Over?

    Wednesday, August 27, 2014

    Artsy‘s Matthew Israel guest stars on Art Nerd: This post (like the previous posts in this series) was originally supposed to go into depth about one work by one artist: […]

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    Save the Date! chashama Open Studios this September

    Wednesday, August 27, 2014

    Save the Date! Art Nerd New York is pleased to be a media partner for the upcoming chashama Open Studios. We hope to see you there in September! chashama Open Studios at […]

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    The San Remo Cafe

    Wednesday, August 27, 2014

    LitNerd Wednesday! Oh, Greenwich Village, sometimes it’s really hard to still like you, what with all of your “bro” bars and general NYU frat-awfulness on the weekends but I can […]

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    William S. Burroughs: Forever Cool Kid

    Tuesday, August 26, 2014

      Thanks to the Ace for sharing these!

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    Mondrian Homes!

    Tuesday, August 26, 2014

    I saw a very cool mondrian house on Arrested Motion’s Facebook page today and it got me googling. These are art nerd dream homes!!

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    Relive Your Big City Dreams with THINK BIG by Jim Rennert in Union Square

    Tuesday, August 26, 2014

    You work hard for the money, so hard for it honey. And artist Jim Rennert’s giant sculpture, THINK BIG, has appeared in Union Square to honor you. As New York […]

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    Jean-Michel Basquiat’s Studio and Apartment

    Tuesday, August 26, 2014

    In this building with private Japanese restaurant ,Bohemian, the native New Yorker, Jean-Michel Basquiat lived and worked here until his overdose at that magical age of 27. He had a rich short life- starting as a graffiti artist, writing “SAMO,” before joining the punk rock scene with this band with Vincent Gallo called “Gray.” Frequenting and playing Max’s Kansas City, CBGB and Mudd Club, he began meeting the art stars- being cast in the movie “Downtown 81” and in Blondie’s “Rapture” video.

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    Lacy Barry’s Papercraft Fashions on Ecouterre

    Monday, August 25, 2014

    We were loving Lacy Barry on Ecouterre! Artist, set and fashion designer Lacy Barry has the knack for making colorful, fantastical accessories, all out of paper. The Berlin-based Canadian uses […]

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    A BALL FIT FOR DALI

    Monday, August 25, 2014

    Back in the 1930s, Caresse Crosby was the socialite talk of the town, known not only for inventing the modern bra (boob caresser) but also for throwing the best parties […]

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    Language of the Wall on ArtSlant Street

    Friday, August 22, 2014

    Here’s an excerpt from my latest article on ArtSlant Street (read the entire article there), along with a bunch more images courtesy of the Pera Museum. Language of the Wall: Istanbul’s […]

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    INSIDE/OUT Art Scavenger Hunt! TOMORROW

    Friday, August 22, 2014

    TOMORROW get your ass up early and get out for an ART SCAVENGER HUNT- with prizes from Shelter Serra!! It sounds super fun, and ends with an exhibition at Hotel […]

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    Eyes or Boobs?

    Friday, August 22, 2014

    Eyes or boobs? Corneas or areolae? Louise Bourgeois’ sculpture, “Eyes” in Battery Park is just like the artist was- cleverly deceiving. I loved how the late Bourgeois sorta looked like someone’s […]

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    “Mirage of Redemption” by Mehdi Ghadyanloo

    Thursday, August 21, 2014

    Scandinavia! An awesome show in Norway this weekend MIRAGE OF REDEMPTION A breathtaking new exhibition “Mirage of Redemption” by Mehdi Ghadyanloo will make its exclusive debut at Galleri GEO in […]

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Aug
27

Save the Date! chashama Open Studios this September

Save the Date! Art Nerd New York is pleased to be a media partner for the upcoming chashama Open Studios. We hope to see you there in September! chashama Open Studios at […]

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Neighborhoods

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Aug
27

The San Remo Cafe

LitNerd Wednesday! Oh, Greenwich Village, sometimes it’s really hard to still like you, what with all of your “bro” bars and general NYU frat-awfulness on the weekends but I can […]

BasquiatHimself600x340
Aug
26

Jean-Michel Basquiat’s Studio and Apartment

In this building with private Japanese restaurant ,Bohemian, the native New Yorker, Jean-Michel Basquiat lived and worked here until his overdose at that magical age of 27. He had a rich short life- starting as a graffiti artist, writing “SAMO,” before joining the punk rock scene with this band with Vincent Gallo called “Gray.” Frequenting and playing Max’s Kansas City, CBGB and Mudd Club, he began meeting the art stars- being cast in the movie “Downtown 81” and in Blondie’s “Rapture” video.

dalifeat
Aug
25

A BALL FIT FOR DALI

Back in the 1930s, Caresse Crosby was the socialite talk of the town, known not only for inventing the modern bra (boob caresser) but also for throwing the best parties […]

Louisefeat
Aug
22

Eyes or Boobs?

Eyes or boobs? Corneas or areolae? Louise Bourgeois’ sculpture, “Eyes” in Battery Park is just like the artist was- cleverly deceiving. I loved how the late Bourgeois sorta looked like someone’s […]

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Aug
21

Mehretu at Goldman Sachs

For some reason everyone hates the unavoidable Julie Mehretu piece at Goldman Sach’s headquarters in Battery Park. The giant piece, at 23 x 80 feet, is an abstract and vibrant […]

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Aug
20

Morningside Heights

LitNerd Wednesday! Columbia University, besides being outrageously expensive and eminent domain-y, played a key role in one of the biggest literary movements of the 20th century and one of its […]

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Aug
19

Snug as a Bug

I really never thought I’d go to Staten Island. I’m not even sure why- I’ve been to Governor’s Island plenty of times. But after visiting Snug Harbor Cultural Center, I’m […]

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Aug
18

Comme de Garcons Building

The Comme de Garcons building on West 22nd Street is set amidst a heavily art-ed area, with Beuy’s 7,000 Oaks a slew of galleries and the Chelsea Art Museum on the same street. […]

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Aug
15

John Johnson

Poor Seward Johnson, nobody takes him seriously. And other than the proximity of Double Check to the World Trade Towers, why should they? Another of John Seward Johnson’s life-sized bronzes […]

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Aug
14

A Calder Not For Your Eyes

I’m your private Calder, a Calder for money, do what you want me to do… Sing it Tina, or rather Janey Waney. The oversized mobile sculpture by Alexander Calder in […]

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Aug
13

Clinton Hill

LitNerd Wednesday! A little mix of punk rock and literature this week with Patti Smith whose love of poetry and prose was the original reason she moved to New York […]

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Aug
11

7 Year Itch Site

This is where, formerly the Loews Theater, the famous picture of Marilyn Monroe, shielding the gusts from the subway grate, was taken. Formerly the Loews theater, it was on this […]

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Aug
8

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 […]

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Aug
7

The Oldest Bronze in Central Park

Central Park is full of sculpture, some interesting, some not so much. The sorta gory Eagles and Prey by Christophe Fratin may not be a total show stopper, but the […]

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