Art Nerd City Guides: New York · Los Angeles

4 Seasons Seasoned

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Its no secret that I am attracted to anything sparkly. It is also no secret that I find much of the MTA’s subway art kinda boring. I do however love Robert […]

Nam June Paik’s 429 Old TVs

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Although it sorta reminds me of childhood trips to the electronics store at the mall, Nam June Paik’s Chase Information Wall seems incredibly dated, although only 21 years old. Made […]

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Minetta Tavern

Minetta Tavern

Lit Nerd Wednesday! Minetta Tavern has a different identity these days, one of wall-to-wall people, expensive meals and cocktails and reservations hard to come by but in the 1940s it […]

James Turrell, Light Box

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The lobby of 505 Fifth Avenue is a permanent art installation. Artist James Turrell’s collaboration with architects Kohn Pederson Fox Associates have transformed the office building lobby into a glowing […]

Haring’s Altar Piece

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When the late great Keith Haring finally succumbed to feeling the sickness of HIV, he made one last art work. In January of 1990, just one month before his death, […]

Lever House Art Collection

Jeff Koons, David LaChapelle, Barbara Krueger, Damien Hirst, EV Day

The Lever House was one of the first glassy skyscrapers to open on Park Avenue, changing the look of the masonry street into a business center in 1952.  Now we […]

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 […]

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George Rhoads is kind of a dorky Renaissance man- a painter, origami master, and rolling ball run sculptor. His 42nd Street Ballroom sculpture doesn’t evoke dancing in gowns, but instead […]

Coenties Slip Group

Robert Indiana at his Coenties Slip Studio

The little strip called Coenties Slip was home to a group of artists in the 1950s headed by Robert Indiana. Ellsworth Kelly, Agnes Martin, James Rosenquist and Jack Youngerman had […]

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