Art Nerd New York | Los Angeles

  • 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 […]

    Read More
  • 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 […]

    Read More
  • 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 […]

    Read More
  • 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 […]

    Read More
  • #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 […]

    Read More
  • 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 […]

    Read More
  • The RAE Show, Live and Living on the Lower East Side

    Monday, November 13, 2017

    It takes a lot to impress us these days, in a city where we are blessed with free Ai Weiwei installations, infinity room photo ops from Yayoi Kusama, and fantastic […]

    Read More
  • 360 West 11th Street

    Palazzo Chupi

    Monday, November 13, 2017

    It was originally bright pink and named after a lollipop, that sounds about right. Julian Schnabel’s homage to himself, Palazzo Chupi, rises like a pink Barbie house in the West […]

    Read More
  • The Carlton Arms

    Tuesday, November 7, 2017

    “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, […]

    Read More
  • Art Relief for Direct Relief Curated by Nicole and Emma Gordon

    Monday, November 6, 2017

    The lovely Nicole Gordon and her daughter Emma are using their art world connects for a good cause. This Thursday, Art Relief for Direct Relief will offer up art works […]

    Read More
  • A Bit of the Berlin Wall

    Monday, November 6, 2017

    This out of place street art in Midtown is actually an important part of history. In the little pedestrian plaza where the area corporate drones have their lunch, is this […]

    Read More
  • Patchin Place

    Wednesday, November 1, 2017

     Lit Nerd Wednesday! Tree-lined streets are a dime a dozen in the Village but very few have the reputation of the timeless Patchin Place. This small alley populated with three […]

    Read More
  • Vinz Feel Free, “Innocence” as curated by BSA & DK Johnston

    Monday, October 30, 2017

    This Saturday, November 4 (from 6-10pm) head to The MARCY Project (275 South 2nd street) in Williamsburg for a special exhibition curated by Brooklyn Street Art and DK Johnston- featuring […]

    Read More
  • LOVE! by Robert Indiana

    Monday, October 30, 2017

    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 […]

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

    Friday, October 27, 2017

    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 […]

    Read More

What's Up

Nov
15

Swoon and Jeffrey Deitch in Conversation

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 […]

Read More

Neighborhoods

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
30

Cafe Le Metro

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 […]

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 […]

Aug
14

Metronome

Most people I know say “What the hell is that thing? What is it counting?” as they point to the smoking, giant wall piece that is posted on the south […]

Aug
11

John Johnson

Poor Seward Johnson, nobody takes him seriously. And other than the proximity of Double Check to the World Trade Towers, why should they? Another of John Seward Johnson’s life-sized bronzes […]

Aug
2

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 […]

Aug
1

Noguchi Was a Babe

It was a bum out that Hurricane Sandy damaged a whole bunch of Isamu Noguchi’s works in storage in Long Island City, but all the Googling about it made us discover […]

Jul
26

Carl Van Vechten’s Studio

Lit Nerd Wednesday! He may sound unfamiliar today but do an image search by his name and his subjects will look very recognizable. Actors, musicians and writers spanning three decades […]

Jul
19

White Horse Tavern

Lit Nerd Wednesday! With any mention of the White Horse Tavern it’s guaranteed you’ll get the Dylan Thomas story and how he  spent his last night here proclaiming that he […]

Clicky Web Analytics