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Oct
11

Marne Lucas, Bardo ∞ Project’ reception Friday, October 12th

I’m very excited for my dear friend Marne Lucas‘ first New York solo exhibition, opening this Friday in Harlem. Marne is a multi-disciplinary artist who has worked primarily in photography, […]

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Neighborhoods

May
29

Dancin’ With Dali

Sometimes I try to imagine what it would be like minding my own business on the dance floor (while werkin’ it of course), and running into the likes of Salvador […]

May
24

Maxfield Parrish’s Painted Fart- and the Bloody Mary

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 […]

May
15

Keith Haring’s Bathroom

One of Keith Haring’s final goodbyes to New York before AIDS took him from this world in 1990 was perhaps one of his most personal, portraying the artist’s celebration of […]

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
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
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 […]

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