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

“Bottles + Cans” by Joe Iurato opens Thursday at Castle Fitzjohns

“Bottles + Cans” by Joe Iurato Opening reception, Thursday June 7th, 7pm – 10pm Today’s art world is saturated with subject matter that is a reflection of our times, (as […]

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Neighborhoods

Apr
26

Duke Ellington Memorial

DC native Duke Ellington helped to spur the Harlem Renaissance of the early 1920s, making New York a hotbed for big bad jazz. His career really jump started in 1929 […]

Apr
25

Lichtenstein and Rosenquist at AXA

Greeted by Roy Lichtenstein’s 70 foot tall “Mural with Blue Brushstrokes”, the public spaces are dedicated to exhibition galleries and public art. The Lichtenstein was initially commissioned to compliment the […]

Apr
22

A SoHo Collection

The late Tony Goldman was one of the first investors in the then-Bohemian Soho scene (which some see as good and some as bad…) Whether you’re on the side of […]

Apr
19

Largest Video Wall In the World (almost)

The crazy Frank Gehry designed IAC building caused a stir when it popped up amongst the galleries in the Chelsea Arts District- to some, marking the moment that Chelsea was […]

Apr
18

Keith Haring Two Dancing Figures

I do love Lower Manhattan, I love wandering around and looking up at the ornate architecture like a tourist, I love reading the placards placed around indicating where the water’s […]

Apr
12

Apartment of Alfred Stieglitz and Georgia O’Keefe

O’Keefe and Stieglitz lived on the 30th floor when the Marriott was known as the Shelton Hotel in 1925.  Stieglitz, 23 years O’Keefe’s senior, met the young artist when he […]

Apr
11

Chelsea Market

The Chelsea Market was once the site of the biscuit monopoly of the United States. Formerly a giant Nabisco Factory, everything from Oreos to Saltines were baked here and at […]

Richard Serra, Tilted Arch, Lower Manhattan
Apr
7

Site of Richard Serra’s Tilted Arc

On this site in front of the Javits Federal Building stood the controversial 120 foot long CorTen Steel “Tilted Arc” by Richard Serra. The piece was commissioned by the United […]

Mar
29

Max Neuhaus, Times Square

You have probably never noticed Max Neuhaus’ permanent installation, “Times Square.” Like me, most New Yorkers avoid the tourist heavy area at all costs. Stand above the grates located the […]

Mar
25

Peggy Loves Max

Dating artists when you are a curator or collector never works- believe you me. Yet Supercollector Peggy Guggenheim fell for Surrealist painter Max Ernst’s bohemian wiles, and the two lived […]

Mar
24

Arty Anita’s Way

Believe it or not, art is everywhere in Times Square. Anita’s Way, the covered passageway/plaza connecting the Condè Nast and Bank of America buildings, is regularly host of public art […]

Mar
22

Moveable Type

Many lobbies of corporations in New York feature art collections that are accessible to the public. The New York Times building commissioned a site specific piece for their Times Square […]

Mar
17

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 […]

Mar
10

The Lexington Hotel’s Art Deco Splendor

Truth be told, I love when hotels get on the art bandwagon. The beautiful Lexington Hotel in Midtown East has just been given a Jazz Age makeover by dash design, […]

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