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The Pulitzer Fountain

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. […]

Pissing on Queen Elizabeth I

Once upon a time, publishing giant, William Randolph Hearst, owned the Warwick Hotel. Hearst sought out famed illustrator and muralist Dean Cornwell to transform a salon in the hotel into […]

George Bellows’ House

Across from the House of Fantasy, lived the great New York painter, George Bellows. From 1910 to 1925, Bellows lived in the townhouse, and worked in a studio in the […]

Gordon Matta-Clark’s FOOD Cafe

I love Gordon Matta-Clark. It is true. I love how he turned architecture into sculpture, by cutting holes in buildings or slicing them in half. I love how he bought […]

Life Underground by Tom Otterness

Tom Otterness, Life Underground, Meatpacking, Subway Art

Everyone I know loves Tom Otterness’ “Life Underground,” the Fraggle Rock Doozer-like small bronze characters inhabiting the 8th Avenue L train station. For some reason I’ve always hated them with […]

Gutzon Hates Duchamp

Everyone knows the work of Danish-American sculptor Gutzon Borlgum, whether you realize it or not- in 1941 he finally completed carving Mount Rushmore in South Dakota. Borglum made his mark […]

Julian Opie and Andy Warhol x Times Square at CitizenM Hotel

Believe it or not, Times Square is not an art vacuum, despite its tendency to foster all things retail (and touristy). The CitizenM Hotel just north of the main thoroughfare […]

Woolworth Building

So, Woolworth’s is no more. But Frank W. Woolworth’s tribute to capitalism remains. The neo-Gothic building, designed by Cass Gilbert, was the tallest and most modern building in 1913- and […]

The Bonnie- a Pub in an Artist’s Vision

Can a bar be an experiential art installation? The Bonnie in Astoria may seem like another quaint watering hole from the street, but the cozy interior is the luxe vision […]

The Venus Demilos of Midtown

Walking down 6th Avenue near MoMA, you come across a triplicate of a familiar site. Three varying sized Venus de Milos stand in line along the plaza, but something about […]

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