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

Apr
27

Get your tix for the Urban Glass Gala After Party!

I’m so excited to be on the After Party committee for Urban Glass’s 2018 Gala, taking place Wednesday, May 9 from 9-11pm. Please join us for a fabulous evening in UrbanGlass’ […]

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Neighborhoods

Nov
13

Forrest Myers- The Wall

Look up. See those steel blue bars sticking out of that building? That is “The Wall” by Forrest Myers, which was commissioned in 1973 by the building’s owner to cover […]

Oct
22

Louise Nevelson Night Presence IV

Sculptor Louise Nevelson gifted the city of New York the Cor-Ten Night Presence IV, to celebrate her 50th anniversary of living in NYC. Before the city honored her with her […]

Oct
18

Almost a Fashion Museum

Yea, New York Vintage is a store- not something Art Nerd usually covers. But the intimate Chelsea showroom feels like so much more than a place to buy vintage clothes, […]

Oct
13

Sirshasana Chandelier

There’s something magical about Grand Central Station that gives me a nostalgic Christmasy feeling. Maybe its years of watching too many Turner Classic Movies, or maybe it’s the incredible Beaux […]

Oct
12

Stella on the Seaport

New Yorker Frank Stella became famous for making paintings of paintings. His minimalist and abstract works are largely simply color and shape- resulting with “painting” being the subject of…the paintings. […]

George Segal, The Commuters
Oct
7

George Segal, The Commuters

Ah, the Port Authority. As cleaned up as Manhattan has become, the bus station still reeks of a little sleaze. Maybe it’s the divey commuter bar, or the in house […]

Oct
5

Facade of St. Ann’s Church

Over on 12th street, I often pass what seems to be the shallowest church ever. In reality, it is the preserved facade of an old church. The historic St. Ann’s […]

Oct
2

Max’s Kansas City- Like no other

Its so weird that the weird deli place called Bread & Butter  was once the coolest hang out in New York (or anything on Park Avenue South for that matter). […]

Oct
1

A Wheatfield Grew in Manhattan

Before the high-rises, condos and financial centers of Battery Park City, the area behind the Twin Towers was a landfill. In 1982, artist Agnes Denes was commissioned by the Public […]

Sep
18

The 300 Club- the Center of Culture in the 1920s

What is now the London Hotel on West 54th Street, was once the clandestine hang out of Clara Bow, Rudolph Valentino, Irving Berlin, Gloria Swanson, some Chryslers, Vanderbilts and Whitneys. […]

Gordon matta Clark
Sep
14

Day’s End by Gordon Matta-Clark

What is today the parking lot for the Department of Sanitation, was once the site of Pier 52.  The abandoned piers along the Hudson River were remnants of various industrial eras […]

Sep
8

Snug as a Bug- art and history infused Snug Harbor

I really never thought I’d go to Staten Island. I’m not even sure why- I’ve been to Governor’s Island plenty of times. But after visiting Snug Harbor Cultural Center, I’m […]

Sep
1

Salmagundi Club

Originally on the edge of Greenwich Village, the Salmagundi Art Club was founded way back in 1871, and has been consistently hosting artists and exhibitions since. The club, originally called […]

Aug
21

A.I.R. Gallery

In 1972, discouraged by the male-dominated art world, artists Barbara Zucker and Susan Williams opened this all-women co-operative space. Referencing Jane Eyre and the term “Artist in Residence,” AIR was […]

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