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

May
24

Save the date: The Glass House Summer Party June 9

My absolute FAVORITE event is coming up on June 9th- Philip Johnson’s Glass House Summer Party. Tickets are spendy but the fete is a total dream- guests are given a […]

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Neighborhoods

Mar
8

Before White Columns- 112 Workshop

In 1970, artist Jeffrey Lew opened 112 Workshop here, a first come first serve studio and artist run space. Artists were given total control to curate their own shows and […]

Mar
3

Lenin Statue at Red Square

The statue on the top of this building is not hailing a cab from the roof, but has actually hailed from Mother Russia. The giant Lenin was originally a state […]

Mar
1

ROA Squirrel

Belgian artist ROA‘s black and white animal murals can be found across the world (and next to where I lived in Berlin). This large squirrel piece is on the side […]

Feb
29

Edward Hopper Seemed Like a Dud

Edward Hopper seemed like a total Debbie Downer. All throughout his life, his depression and negative attitude would make on think he’d never been successful. Yet despite his ‘tude, he […]

Feb
25

Chanler’s House of Fantasy

The giraffed archways of 147 East 19th Street once marked a social center of the high society arts community in New York. The home was residence of Robert Winthrop Chanler- […]

Feb
22

Warhol’s Silver Factory

This was the site of Warhol’s Factory from 1962-68. Rent was about $100 per YEAR! The building no longer exists- Warhol moved the factory to Union Sq West in 1968, […]

Feb
18

Museum of the City of New York

The Met, MoMa and Guggenheim are the usually go-to museums in New York, but don’t forget about the Museum of the City of New York. You may recognize its marble stairs […]

See it Split, See it Change, Doug and Mike Starns, South Ferry Station, Subway Art, Lower Manhattan
Feb
15

See it Split, See it Change mosaic installation

Doug and Mike Starns’ Big Bambu on the roof of the Metropolitan Museum of Art was the talk of Summer of 2010. The piece closed on Halloween 2010, but art lovers can […]

Feb
11

Big Bright Steel Pays Tribute to Automobile Row

Manhattan’s “Automobile Row” (known for its block after block of car dealerships) is now home to a public art installation commissioned by Two Trees that pays tribute to its history. […]

Feb
9

City Hall Park

A beautiful little park amongst the governmental and financial buildings, City Park is a great place to bring a packed lunch, and sit around the fountain, surrounded by old timey […]

Feb
8

Salvador Dali’s “Dream of Venus” Pavilion Site

Long before installation art was the norm, Salvador Dali created perhaps the first example at the 1939 World’s Fair that was held in Flushing Meadows in Queens, New York. The […]

Feb
1

The Bodies of Washington Square Park

In 1889, to mark the centennial of George Washington’s presidency, the city of New York constructed a wood and plaster arch at the North End of Washington Square Park, at […]

Jan
12

Flux-Hall Fluxus Shop

Inspired by John Cage’s experimental music of the 1950s and of the disdain for the bourgeois art world, the anti-art movement of Fluxus was born. The Fluxus art movement was […]

Jan
7

Fashion Moda

During the time that John and Charlie Ahearn were making art amongst the neighborhoods in the South Bronx, Stefan Eins opened up Fashion Moda Gallery. As many galleries in the […]

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