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Jun
27

Just 2 weeks to check out In Bloom w Logan Hicks, Nick Walker, ASVP, Ron English + more

Only two weeks left to see the beautiful floral themed show at The Quin “In Bloom,” curated by Lori Zimmer and DK Johnston. I hope you can stop by 101 […]

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Neighborhoods

May
14

Moonbird by Joan Miro

Before Joan Miro’s 14 foot Moonbird sat in front of the north side of the Solow Building, Sheldon Solow had an Alexander Calder mobile installed- only to see it blown […]

May
9

Gotham Book Mart

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 […]

May
1

Pissing on Queen Elizabeth I

In 1926, publishing giant, William Randolph Hearst, opened the lavish Warwick Hotel to cater to the elite, and his mistress, Hollywood actress Marion Davies. Hearst sought out famed illustrator and […]

Apr
26

Perpetually Closed Gallery

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 […]

Apr
25

Circle in the Square

Lit Nerd Wednesday! The cliché images of poetry and jazz are well engrained in the pop culture psyche of the 1950s and the Beat Generation. The seeds of that image were […]

Apr
20

Helen Frankenthaler

Gagosian artist Helen Frankenthaler was a female contender during the time of Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning and Arshile Gorky. Like these dudes, she utilized color and semi-ambiguous figuration, but […]

Marcel Duchamp
Apr
19

Chasing Marcel Duchamp Around New York

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 […]

Apr
11

The Poetry Center

Lit Nerd Wednesday! It’s a drag to write about places completely vanished or just a shell of their former glory so it feels good to talk about something still very […]

Apr
10

Dali at the St. Regis

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 […]

Apr
3

Jackson Pollock’s “Penthouse”

In 2011, the apartment of art history’s favorite alcoholic, Jackson Pollock, came up for sale on Carmine Street. Billed a “penthouse,” the smallish 800 square foot apartment is more like […]

Mar
30

Rondo by Tony Rosenthal

Tony Rosenthal’s minimalist (and mostly boring) steel public sculptures dot New York City. The giant bronzed wheel, “Rondo”, 1969, was originally displayed at 110 East 59th Street and later moved […]

Mar
25

Marisol’s Memorial on the Water

French-Venezuelan sculptor  Marisol is more known for her roles in Andy Warhol films and Pop Art sculptures. But the artist was also chosen for her design for the American Merchant […]

Picasso, Bust of Sylvette, NYU, Noho
Mar
19

Picasso’s Bust of Sylvette

New York University seems to have bought up this entire city. The Brutalist “Silver Towers” off Bleecker Street were designed in by I.M.Pei’s (who is most famous for designing the […]

Mar
14

The Algonquin Hotel

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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