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
11

2018 Amref ArtBall with Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys honoring Toyin Ojih Odutola

The 2018 Amref Health Africa ArtBall is just around the corner. Taking place on Saturday, April 28th at design space A/D/O in Brooklyn, New York, ArtBall 2018 will honor artist Toyin Ojih Odutola […]

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Neighborhoods

Jan
15

Keith Haring’s Hospital Mural

What the hell is a 700 foot long Keith Haring mural doing in Woodhull Hospital? Believe it or not, the city’s Health and Hospitals Corporation once set aside a percentage […]

Jan
9

Donald Judd’s Studio

Now open for tours by his foundation, Donald Judd bought this cast-iron building in 1968 on Spring, which was then appropriately called “The Cast Iron District.” Built by Nicholas Whyte, […]

Jan
6

Keith Haring – Crack is Wack!

There are a few places in New York where you can feel like you’ve transported back in time for just a second- when Keith Haring was still ruling New York […]

Jan
5

Dubuffet on Park Ave

Designed by I.M. Pei’s firm, the lobby of this semi-boring office building has a three-part relief by Jean Dubuffet. Although it pales in comparison to his amazing 4 Trees installation […]

Jan
2

Jeff Koons Balloon Flower (Red)

In the shadow of the new One World Trade Center is an oversized Jeff Koons Balloon Animal. I stumbled upon this fountain one hot day when wandering the Battery Park […]

Dec
29

‘Double Check’ at Zuccotti Park

A member of the Johnson & Johnson health and beauty empire family, J. Seward Johnson is known for his life-size bronze casts of actual people doing ordinary things. A philanthropic […]

Dec
22

Paul Kasmin Shop

We love Paul Kasmin Gallery (who shows our fave Kenny Scharf!) but what I love even more is the accessibility of the Paul Kasmin Store- just around the corner from […]

Dec
18

George Segal- Gay Liberation Monument

Across from the famed Stonewall Inn, in a gated park area in Christopher Square two cast white male statues stand in a frozen intimate chat, while two women statues sit  with […]

Nov
14

Nu Hotel’s Arty Sanctuaries

The world need more art hotels. Seriously, what an awesomely easy way to transform a boring old hotel into a vibrant and interesting space. Most art hotels I’ve seen gear […]

Aug
1

Soho Art Walk

SoHo holds a special place in our hearts because many artnerds will tell you it used to be the center of the art world in the 1970s, 80s and 90s […]

Jul
4

LED American Flag

Many think that the LED American flag in Times Square is an art installation- at least the art nerds wonder if it is Dan Flavin related. Actually, its not art […]

Jun
19

Chris Stain and Billy Mode Muralize Martha Cooper

The sprawling mural on the side of this Boerum Hill building brings to life a photograph taken by Martha Cooper on a corner in the neighborhood in 1978. Lead by artists […]

May
12

Nick Walker <3 NYC

I bumped into Nick Walker as he was putting up his new love letter to New York on the side of the short lived Ludlow Manor bar (now called the […]

Mar
7

Post Office x SCOPE

Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds Those are the words inscripted on the outside of […]

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