Art Nerd City Guides: New York · Los Angeles

Leopard at Hotel des Artistes

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The Hotel Des Artistes was opened in 1918 as a place for artists of all genres to live, work and flourish. Originally served by the Café des Artistes, The Leopard […]

The Tallest Hotel Filled with William DeBilzan Art

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New York, the best city ever, is now home to the tallest hotel in the Western Hemisphere- the newly opened Marriott on 54th Street. To go along with its  grandeur […]

The Pulitzer Fountain

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The ultimate post-mortem vanity plate to himself, Joseph Pulitzer left $50,000 for the Pulitzer Fountain, to be erected in Grand Army Plaza at the South Eastern tip of Central Park. […]

Gainsborough Studios

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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 […]

Sculpture of William Tecumseh Sherman

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Sculptor and designer for coins for the US Mint, Augustus Saint Gaudens studied at Cooper Union and the National Academy of Design. He began casting bronze for Civil War memorials, […]

The Oldest Bronze in Central Park

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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 […]

Botero’s Adam and Eve aka Golden Dong

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Fernando Botero is known for his luscious curvaceous figures in sculpture and painting, some just refer to it as “fat.” Trained as a matador and set designer, Botero has declared […]

Dali at the St. Regis

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The St. Regis Hotel is in my opinion, the most opulent and grand hotel in New York. I love it. I also love that every fall and winter in the 1960s […]

What is Now Bergdorfs was Once the Largest NYC Mansion of the Gilded Era

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We love Bergdorf Goodman for its continual celebration of art-meets-fashion with their innovative windows. But before the fashion mecca was built in 1928, the corner was home to the largest […]

Keith Haring’s Ceiling

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The famed doodley ceiling from Keith Haring’s Pop Shop lives! After a huge renovation in 2011, the New York Historical Society acquired the ceiling and installed it over the museum’s […]

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