Art Nerd City Guides: New York · Los Angeles

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    Buff Monster- Melt with me

    Thursday, February 16, 2017

    Tonight, join Buff Monster’s “Meltiverse” and experience his foray into large scale and small sculpture. Make sure to get there, because the pop-up melts away February 18. Melt with Me- […]

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    Cura/genda and Blender present R&R with Preview And Uptown Fashion Week Afterparty Lounge

    Wednesday, February 15, 2017

    Check out the hip new Blender Workspace, cool your heels after a day of NYFW fashion shows, mix and mingle, and check out “A Cartography of Fantasia” 2015, by artist Jakob Kudsk […]

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    Cafe Le Metro

    Wednesday, February 15, 2017

    Lit Nerd Wednesday! Even if you think you know a ton about the lost literary haunts of NYC, you come across some surprises like Cafe Le Metro. Situated in what […]

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    Get Loved Up in Times Square for V Day

    Tuesday, February 14, 2017

    Love is the message on V-day in Times Square, with a slew of events happening around the newly unveiled sculpture, “We Were Strangers Once Too.” Bring your sweetie and celebrate with […]

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    Beau Stanton’s Cursum Perficio mural

    Monday, February 13, 2017

    Beau Stanton‘s beautiful Cursum Perficio is the latest permanent mural to enliven the dwindling Little Italy neighborhood (which is slowly being swallowed up by Chinatown). The  L.I.S.A. Project (Little Italy […]

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    Hive (Bleecker Street)

    Thursday, February 9, 2017

    Coming out of the Bleecker Street 6 Station is like coming out of a video game. The glowing LED light installation spans across the ceiling as commuters ascend into the […]

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    Tonight- Robert Malmberg LIGHT WAVES

    Thursday, February 9, 2017

    It may be a snow day out there, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun tonight! Tonight, head to the beautiful Quin Hotel for drinks and art. This year, […]

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    Williamsburg

    Wednesday, February 8, 2017

    Lit Nerd Wednesday! Henry Miller hated New York. A lot. So much so that he trashed the city every chance he got until his dying days (more on that below). His […]

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    #LOVETRUMPSHATE- Times Square Valentine Sculpture dedicated to Immigrants

    Tuesday, February 7, 2017

    Each year, I look forward to the interactive Valentine’s sculpture in Times Square- which is unveiled today. This year’s winner of the annual Valentine Heart Design Competition, The Office for […]

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    Richard Woods Facade

    Monday, February 6, 2017

    The façade of this Gianni Intili-designed home has been painted with faux-wood doodlings by British Pop artist Richard Woods. The home was subject of a Bravo TV show called “9 By […]

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    Blue Moon and Karaoke for February’s #Midnightmoment

    Wednesday, February 1, 2017

    February’s #MidnightMoment from Times Square Arts is the whimsical release that we all need. Da Corte’s surreal short film features the Moon, singing “Blue Moon” karaoke no less, clad in […]

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    Food inspired by Art- at the Art of Food at Sotheby’s this weekend

    Tuesday, January 31, 2017

    The Art of Food, February 4th at Sotheby’s, not only combines my favorite things (art and food!), but it’s also pretty inspiring. For the event, top chefs from some of the best restaurants […]

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    Dan Flavin at Dia

    Tuesday, January 31, 2017

    The Dia Foundation‘s Chelsea headquarters may be gone, but the building remains to be used by the arts (most recently for the Outsiders Art Fair). Aside from continuing to be […]

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    Marie Antoinette and her Hairdresser

    Monday, January 30, 2017

    Join in for a fascinating talk about Léonard Autié, Marie Antoinette’s hairdresser and confidant, with Will Bashor, author of Marie Antoinette’s Head: The Royal Hairdresser, the Queen, and the Revolution […]

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    Tonight! Logan Hicks- The Story of My Life at Taglialatella Galleries

    Thursday, January 26, 2017

    Tonight’s the night!  To close out Logan Hicks’ epic stencil mural on the Bowery Wall, Taglialatella Galleries will release an edition of hand sprayed multiples of the image, along with […]

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curagenda
Feb
15

Cura/genda and Blender present R&R with Preview And Uptown Fashion Week Afterparty Lounge

Check out the hip new Blender Workspace, cool your heels after a day of NYFW fashion shows, mix and mingle, and check out “A Cartography of Fantasia” 2015, by artist Jakob Kudsk […]

Read More

Neighborhoods

Minetta Tavern
Jan
18

Minetta Tavern

Lit Nerd Wednesday! Minetta Tavern has a different identity these days, one of wall-to-wall people, expensive meals and cocktails and reservations hard to come by but in the 1940s it […]

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Jan
17

James Turrell, Light Box

The lobby of 505 Fifth Avenue is a permanent art installation. Artist James Turrell’s collaboration with architects Kohn Pederson Fox Associates have transformed the office building lobby into a glowing […]

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Jan
16

Haring’s Altar Piece

When the late great Keith Haring finally succumbed to feeling the sickness of HIV, he made one last art work. In January of 1990, just one month before his death, […]

Jeff Koons, David LaChapelle, Barbara Krueger, Damien Hirst, EV Day
Jan
13

Lever House Art Collection

The Lever House was one of the first glassy skyscrapers to open on Park Avenue, changing the look of the masonry street into a business center in 1952.  Now we […]

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Jan
12

The Tallest Hotel Filled with William DeBilzan Art

New York, the best city ever, is now home to the tallest hotel in the Western Hemisphere- the newly opened Marriott on 54th Street. To go along with its  grandeur […]

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Jan
10

Balls.

George Rhoads is kind of a dorky Renaissance man- a painter, origami master, and rolling ball run sculptor. His 42nd Street Ballroom sculpture doesn’t evoke dancing in gowns, but instead […]

Robert Indiana at his Coenties Slip Studio
Jan
9

Coenties Slip Group

The little strip called Coenties Slip was home to a group of artists in the 1950s headed by Robert Indiana. Ellsworth Kelly, Agnes Martin, James Rosenquist and Jack Youngerman had […]

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Jan
6

Christie’s Auction House

Many people don’t realize that Auction houses are essentially free museums. So much important work from art history gets passed from private hands to private hands, occasionally lent to a […]

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Jan
4

Bemelmans Bar

Lit Nerd Wednesday! I have a bit of a dilemma – I love vintage hotel bars but my archivist salary says NO! Of course I still like to indulge from […]

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Jan
3

Sarah Sze, Blueprint for a Landscape

The long awaited 2nd Avenue Subway line is finally open, which means a bevy of new public art for our enjoyment. Sarah Sze was one of the first artists chosen […]

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Jan
2

Philip Williams Poster Museum

The Philip Williams Poster Museum may be a retail store, but it feels like a step into an amazing time warp. First of all the space, which opened in 1973, […]

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Dec
30

The Original New Year’s Eve Ball

Back in 1907, metalworker Jacob Starr made the first glowing ball to be lowered from One Times Square at midnight on December 31st. Just five feet in diameter, it didn’t […]

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Dec
28

The Jane Hotel

The Jane is a maritime themed budget hotel with great décor. Patrons stay in cruise ship style rooms, as the building was originally built in 1908 as a hotel for […]

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Dec
26

Tenth of Always with Andy Warhol and Candy Darling

Tenth of Always (currently The Madelyn) was a happening gay afterhours restaurant in the heart of the Village, frequented by Andy Warhol and Lou Reed. The place was run by […]

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