Art Nerd New York | Los Angeles

  • The Monkey Bar and Hotel Elysee

    Wednesday, February 14, 2018

    Lit Nerd Wednesday! I have mixed feelings about Midtown — like the rest of the city, I find some of the modern architecture kind of awful but I really like the […]

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  • The Bunker

    Wednesday, February 7, 2018

    Lit Nerd Wednesday! Where do I start when it comes to William S. Burroughs? From the moment he stepped foot in New York City it was high drama, be it […]

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  • Some Strange Reaction curated by Robert Aloia and Melissa McCaig-Welles

    Tuesday, January 30, 2018

    Opening this Thursday Feb 1 at 212Arts (240 East 4th Street), Robert Aloia and Melissa McCaig-Welles have curated over 40 artists who have been invited to hand paint vinyl and […]

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  • Save the Date: Amref Art Ball 2018 honoring Toyin Ojih Odutola

    Friday, January 26, 2018

    As a committee member for the third year, I’d love for you to SAVE THE DATE! Amref Art Ball 2018 is coming… Saturday, April 28th join me at A/D/O to […]

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  • Brooklyn Heights

    Wednesday, January 17, 2018

    Lit Nerd Wednesday! On a tree-lined street in Brooklyn Heights a faded plaque rests on one of the many brownstones that dot the area — fitting as the reputation of […]

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  • West 8th Street

    Wednesday, January 10, 2018

    Lit Nerd Wednesday!   It’s strange to think of West Eighth Street as anything but a few blocks of tacky shoe stores but in the 1950s and 60s it was […]

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  • What is Now Bergdorfs was Once the Largest NYC Mansion of the Gilded Era

    Friday, December 15, 2017

    We love Bergdorf Goodman for its continual celebration of art-meets-fashion with their innovative windows. But before the fashion mecca was built in 1928, the corner was home to the largest […]

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  • Exposure Opening Reception with Logan Hicks, Kamille Vargas, Gloria Zapata

    Thursday, December 14, 2017

    Saturday night December 16 from 5-8pm, head to Wall Works New York (39 Bruckner Blvd) for Exposure. Featuring photographs from Logan Hicks, Kamille Vargas, Gloria Zapata and The Bronxer. Each […]

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  • Cafe Le Metro

    Wednesday, December 13, 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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  • Maser’s Geometric Abstraction for 352Walls Gainesville

    Tuesday, November 21, 2017

    The City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department 352walls/Gainesville Urban Art Initiative, in collaboration with Santa Fe College’s Department of Fine Arts and supported by the National Institute […]

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  • Keith Haring Pop Shop

    Tuesday, November 21, 2017

    I was lucky enough to go to be in New York before Keith Haring’s all-encompassing Pop Shop closed. It was open during a time before Museum Shops had little beyond […]

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  • Swoon and Jeffrey Deitch in Conversation

    Wednesday, November 15, 2017

    One of my favorite “New York” moments was standing on the shoreline in Long Island City, watching as Swoon and her Swimming Cities boats came in along the East River […]

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  • Gotham Book Mart

    Wednesday, November 15, 2017

    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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  • #GETIT New Collabo by Crash, Bio and Nick Walker

    Tuesday, November 14, 2017

    After their successful show, The Collaborations, Crash, Bio and Nick Walker are releasing another collabo print through WALL WORKS NY! Snatch it up before they are all gone. Sea of […]

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  • Botero’s Adam and Eve aka Golden Dong

    Tuesday, November 14, 2017

    Fernando Botero is known for his luscious curvaceous figures in sculpture and painting, some just refer to it as “fat.” Trained as a matador and set designer, Botero has declared […]

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26

Save the Date: Amref Art Ball 2018 honoring Toyin Ojih Odutola

As a committee member for the third year, I’d love for you to SAVE THE DATE! Amref Art Ball 2018 is coming… Saturday, April 28th join me at A/D/O to […]

Read More

Neighborhoods

Oct
30

LOVE! by Robert Indiana

I had naively originally thought Robert Indiana’s LOVE sculpture was unique to Philadelphia’s LOVE park. I couldn’t have been more wrong. The original image was designed for the Museum of […]

Oct
27

Party Celebrating Sculptors Guild’s 80th Anniversary on Halloween Set to Stun

Mark it down: 5-9 pm on Tuesday, Oct 31st – Jim Kempner is the place to be, where Sculptors Guild will be holding its 80th anniversary gala honoring sculptor Lin […]

Oct
25

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 […]

Oct
19

Joie de Vivre

Mark Di Suvero’s Joie de Vivre was pretty much totally off my radar for a long time. I’ve passed it a zillion times, and just couldn’t get into it. His […]

Oct
18

East Village

Lit Nerd Wednesday! “A sad park of Autumn, late Saturday afternoon — leaves by now so dry they make a general rattle and a little girl in a green knit […]

Oct
16

Pen and Brush

Since 1894, Pen & Brush has been an international organization supporting women in the arts- visual, performance and literary. Founded by Mary and Janet Lewis, the club took residence in […]

Oct
4

The Golden Swan Garden

  Lit Nerd Wednesday! It’s hard to imagine when walking past the corner of West 4th and Sixth Avenue that on that little slice of greenery once stood a place […]

Oct
2

Leo Villareal Volume

Inspired by the lights of nearby Times Square, Art Nerd New York  favorite Leo Villareal was commissioned to create a gorgeous glowing installation for the lobby of the Durst Corporation […]

Sep
21

Lee Bontecou is Frightening

Lee Bontecou’s futuristic and ominous works are at once painting and sculpture. Made from steel frames and recycled canvas (like conveyor belts and mail sacks, rather than fine artist’s canvas), […]

Sep
20

The Little Prince in New York City

Lit Nerd Wednesday! The Little Prince is hardly a book that suggests New York City but in reality it has a lot to do with it. Conceived by Antoine de […]

Sep
18

The Crosby Hotel

Jaume Plesna‘s giant letter-heads are usually featured at some gallery or another- or in the lobby of a New York hotel. The Crosby was voted one of the best art […]

Sep
14

The Palladium

Another take over by NYU (who are slowly owning this whole city), was New York’s most famous nightclub, The Palladium. The one time concert hall was built in 1927 and […]

Sep
13

Bedford Street

  Lit Nerd Wednesday! My candle burns at both ends; It will not last the night; But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends— It gives a lovely light! First […]

Aug
16

Williamsburg

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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