Art Nerd New York | Los Angeles

  • Welcome to the Archive

    Tuesday, April 30, 2019

    Hello! I had a great time creating Art Nerd New York over the years. It started as something for me to do. I had been fired from a gallery job […]

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  • Jenny Holzer Loves New York

    Tuesday, April 23, 2019

    The gorgeous glass lobby of 7 World Trade Center may have been designed by James Carpenter, but the real draw is the giant LED installation by Jenny Holzer. The collaboration […]

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  • Marcel Duchamp

    Chasing Marcel Duchamp Around New York

    Friday, April 19, 2019

    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 […]

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  • Gutzon Hates Duchamp

    Tuesday, April 16, 2019

    Everyone knows the work of Danish-American sculptor Gutzon Borlgum, whether you realize it or not- in 1941 he finally completed carving Mount Rushmore in South Dakota. Borglum made his mark […]

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  • BLINK Cincinnati Bringing Art to the Streets

    Monday, April 15, 2019

    Last week, I had the pleasure of discovering the Art Deco gem that is Cincinnati thanks to New York’s own camera mecca B&H Photo who sponsored me (I also got […]

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  • Keith Haring’s Pool Party

    Thursday, April 11, 2019

    A total contrast from the penis-heavy mural at the LGBT Community center, Keith Haring painted this aqua themed mural in 1987 for the public pool. Classic Haring dudes dance with […]

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  • I Take My Latte With a Side of Renaissance Art- Caffe Reggio

    Wednesday, April 3, 2019

    In a city of Starbucks and chain stores, it is truly a privilege to be able to experience a cappuccino from the original café who introduced espresso to New York […]

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  • Perpetually Closed Gallery

    Monday, April 1, 2019

    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 […]

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  • Fritz Koenig’s Sphere

    Monday, March 18, 2019

    Originally commissioned for the World Trade Center, The Sphere stood between the Twin Towers in Austin Tobin Plaza from 1971 until the 9/11 attacks.  On this day of remembrance, let […]

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  • The Algonquin Hotel

    Thursday, March 14, 2019

    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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  • The Carlton Arms

    Thursday, March 7, 2019

    “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, […]

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  • Warhol and 25 Sams

    Friday, March 1, 2019

    Who would’ve associated the Upper East Side with Pop Art? Built in 1889 by Plaza Hotel architect Henry Hardenbergh (he also designed the Dakota), Andy Warhol bought this modest townhouse […]

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  • Maxfield Parrish’s Painted Fart- and the Bloody Mary

    Sunday, February 24, 2019

    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 […]

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  • Dali at the St. Regis

    Sunday, February 10, 2019

    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 […]

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  • Gotham Book Mart

    Wednesday, January 16, 2019

    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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What's Up

Apr
19

AMREF’s Contemporary African Art Auction is now LIVE on Artsy

Caught of preview of the beautiful work now up for auction on Artsy for the 2018 Amref ArtBall. The auction is now live, so now is the time to pick […]

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Neighborhoods

May
15

David Shillinglaw’s Toot on Brooklyn

British artist David Shillinglaw‘s pieces read like a song to me. Each time I look at them, I discover something new, a new layer, a new message, a new narrative, […]

Gavin Brown Enterprises, Passerby, Phillips de Pury, Piotr Ulanski, Saturday Night Fever
May
12

Bye Bye Passerby

Passerby was one of those bars that made me love New York City. Owned by Gavin Brown of Gavin Brown Enterprises gallery on the southern edge of Greenwich Village , […]

Apr
15

Laurence Vallières’ 9 ft Gorilla at the Philadelphia Zoo

Last week I caught a $1 Bolt Bus (yes, really!) down to Philadelphia to see the incredible artist Laurence Vallières for the opening of Second Nature at the Philadelphia Zoo. For […]

Apr
3

Czech Street Art Meets Czech Tradition

Czech artist Jakub Matuska aka MASKER may be somewhat unknown on the New York street art scene, but he is one of the leading Czech artists known all around Europe. […]

Apr
2

Let’s Get Physical

Although Led Zeppelin’s double-record “Physical Graffiti” was recorded in the UK, designer Peter Corriston wanted to shoot the cover in a tenement building in New York. After combing the city, […]

Mar
23

Big Screen Plaza

Outside of the Eventi Hotel on Sixth Ave is a great little outdoor plaza, perfect for sitting and having lunch during warm months. Aptly named Big Screen Plaza, the focus is…a big […]

Mar
18

Keith Haring’s Ceiling

The famed doodley ceiling from Keith Haring’s Pop Shop lives! After a huge renovation in 2011, the New York Historical Society acquired the ceiling and installed it over the museum’s […]

Mar
17

Apartment and Studio of Chuck Close

Chuck Close can be seen around town at art events in his fancy electric wheel chair, which holds him at almost eye level. Achieving fame with his large scale photorealistic […]

Mar
13

Dia Beacon: a Zen Escape from New York

The collection at Dia Beacon is not for everyone. Mostly Minimalism doesn’t appeal to most people I know, but I like to look at the entire museum as one, oversized […]

Mar
2

Socrates Sculpture Park

Until 1986, the site of the Socrates Sculpture Park in Long Island City, Queens, was an illegal riverside landfill, abandoned and ugly. A group of local artists got together and […]

Feb
23

Art at Yotel

Hanging out on 42nd Street may not seem like my area of choice, but there’s indulgent futuristic design and art to be had at Yotel. Far enough away from Times […]

Feb
5

Graffiti sticker wallpaper @ Ace Hotel

We’re so sad to hear of the passing of the Ace Hotel’s founder, Alex Calderwood! Since the early 90s, my buddy Michael Anderson has collected graffiti stickers off of New […]

Saatchi & Saatchi, Frank Stella
Jan
29

Frank Stella in Saatchi & Saatchi Lobby

Saatchi & Saatchi, the infamous ad agency that gave us the “I Love New York” campaign, have their New York Headquarters on lower Hudson- which could be considered South Greenwich […]

ABC no Rio, Lower East Side, DIY scene, punk rock shows
Jan
26

ABC No Rio

A Lower East Side institution since 1980, ABC No Rio is the epicenter of DIY culture- featuring  rock and punk shows, a gallery space and art studios. A collective of collectives, […]

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