Art Nerd New York | Los Angeles

  • Welcome to the Archive

    Tuesday, April 30, 2019

    Hello! I had a great time creating Art Nerd New York over the years. It started as something for me to do. I had been fired from a gallery job […]

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  • Jenny Holzer Loves New York

    Tuesday, April 23, 2019

    The gorgeous glass lobby of 7 World Trade Center may have been designed by James Carpenter, but the real draw is the giant LED installation by Jenny Holzer. The collaboration […]

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  • Marcel Duchamp

    Chasing Marcel Duchamp Around New York

    Friday, April 19, 2019

    During his lifetime, visionaire Surrealist, Cubist and Dadaist, Marcel Duchamp took residence in New York many times.  In 1915, after the declaration of World War 1, he fled Europe, moving  into a […]

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  • Gutzon Hates Duchamp

    Tuesday, April 16, 2019

    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 […]

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  • BLINK Cincinnati Bringing Art to the Streets

    Monday, April 15, 2019

    Last week, I had the pleasure of discovering the Art Deco gem that is Cincinnati thanks to New York’s own camera mecca B&H Photo who sponsored me (I also got […]

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  • Keith Haring’s Pool Party

    Thursday, April 11, 2019

    A total contrast from the penis-heavy mural at the LGBT Community center, Keith Haring painted this aqua themed mural in 1987 for the public pool. Classic Haring dudes dance with […]

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  • I Take My Latte With a Side of Renaissance Art- Caffe Reggio

    Wednesday, April 3, 2019

    In a city of Starbucks and chain stores, it is truly a privilege to be able to experience a cappuccino from the original café who introduced espresso to New York […]

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  • Perpetually Closed Gallery

    Monday, April 1, 2019

    If you’ve ever walked by the Solow Art & Architecture Foundation’s ground floor gallery space on 57th Street, you’ve probably noticed that it wasn’t open. No, you didn’t come on […]

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  • Fritz Koenig’s Sphere

    Monday, March 18, 2019

    Originally commissioned for the World Trade Center, The Sphere stood between the Twin Towers in Austin Tobin Plaza from 1971 until the 9/11 attacks.  On this day of remembrance, let […]

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  • The Algonquin Hotel

    Thursday, March 14, 2019

    Lit Nerd Wednesday! “This is not a novel to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown with great force.” “You can lead a horticulture but you can’t make her […]

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  • The Carlton Arms

    Thursday, March 7, 2019

    “Art hotels” have been popping up more and more these days, and I couldn’t be happier. One of the originals in New York is the Carlton Arms. Full of junkies, […]

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  • Warhol and 25 Sams

    Friday, March 1, 2019

    Who would’ve associated the Upper East Side with Pop Art? Built in 1889 by Plaza Hotel architect Henry Hardenbergh (he also designed the Dakota), Andy Warhol bought this modest townhouse […]

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  • Maxfield Parrish’s Painted Fart- and the Bloody Mary

    Sunday, February 24, 2019

    The fantastical Gold Age-illustrated world of Maxfield Parrish lives forever at one of New York’s ritziest bars, the King Cole at the St. Regis Hotel. Hanging above the bar where […]

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  • Dali at the St. Regis

    Sunday, February 10, 2019

    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 […]

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  • Gotham Book Mart

    Wednesday, January 16, 2019

    Lit Nerd Wednesday! Oh, the plight of the independent bookstore and it’s increasingly likelihood of extinction — like many towns and cities across the country New York City can’t escape this […]

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What's Up

Jun
5

Thursday- Chashama’s Gala Lights up Times Square

Chashama’s yearly gala is in the old offices of Vogue is almost here! Save the date for next Thursday, June 7 at 4 Times Square.  Support affordable space for artists […]

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Neighborhoods

Jun
7

The Forgotten Mistress of Art Deco

Hildreth Meière was a high society muralist and mosaicist partially responsible for bringing the glorious Art Deco style to New York City, defining the elegance of the era. You probably miss […]

Jun
6

Mt. Vernon Hotel and Museum

The Upper East Side/Sutton Place area of Manhattan is mostly a mix of high rise apartments, hospitals, and the further west you go, octogenarians with awkwardly taut skin. Far east […]

Jun
2

The Speakeasies of New York- Where Locals and Artists Hit the Sauce During Prohibition

Old timey speakeasy style bars have become just as popular and cliché as sports bars in middle America. But real speakeasies were nothing like the quaintly luxe interiors with bow-tied […]

May
31

7,000 Oaks by Joseph Beuys

Possibly the most important German artist of the post World War II 20th Century, Joseph Beuys was a sculptor, performance artist, installation artist, graphic artist and art theorist. When I think […]

Walter deMaria, Earth Room. Land art, DIA foundation
May
27

Earth Room by Walter DeMaria

There are a few things I am slightly obsessed with. At least to the point that I force friends to at least attempt mutual appreciation- Edward James. Niagara Falls (especially […]

May
24

She’s So Unusual

Cyndi Lauper‘s She’s So Unusual is one of my favorite albums, and not just because I know every song by heart. The album artwork reeks of 80s New York history- […]

May
19

IBM Plaza’s Oasis Sculpture Garden

The indoor garden at the IBM Plaza is a great little urban escape when plagued with running errands in Midtown (or also a good lunch spot if you work around […]

May
17

Mudd Club

Everyone who became someone hung out at Tribeca’s Mudd Club from 1978 until 1983. The loft itself was owned by Ross Bleckner, the fourth floor was a gallery curated by […]

May
9

Theodore Roszak’s Sentinel

Being a connoisseur of all things Eastern Bloc – art, men, prisons – I don’t know how Theodore Roszak’s Sentinel sculpture has escaped me all the years I’ve lived in […]

May
5

Beau Stanton’s Paulaner Wheelhouse Facade

Beau Stanton‘s piece for Manhattan goes beyond the mural, and is instead the entire facade of the new Paulaner beer hall on The Bowery. An artwork in conjunction with the […]

May
4

That’s Not a Calder

At first glance, I thought the red sculpture outside 909 Third Avenue was one of Alexander Calder’s stabiles. The bright piece is actually by Ann Gillen, an artist who uses […]

May
3

Le Train Bleu- a vintage train atop Bloomingdale’s

I’ve always admired the Art Deco-era signage on Bloomingdale’s from the 1930s, but I had no idea an architectural gem I would become obsessed with was nestled on its roof. In […]

May
2

Museum at FIT

The museum at my graduate school alma mater may be small, but it packs a punch. The Museum at FIT is not only free, but always has some sort of […]

Apr
29

Louise Nevelson Plaza

Russian born Louise Nevelson began her shallow relief sculptures in the 1930s. She moved from studying in New York to Munich to assist Diego Rivera, causing a huge rift between […]

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