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
10

Slim Aarons as curated by DK Johnston and Getty Images Gallery

Slim Aarons as curated by DK Johnston and Getty Images Gallery will debut a bespoke penthouse collection within the three floors atop the Quin (101 West 57th Street) open for […]

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Neighborhoods

Museum of Modern Art, MoMA, Andrea Zittel, Andrea Rosen Gallery, Mickalene Thomas, The Modern Restaurant
Jan
20

Andrea Zittel at The Modern

With the epic Mickalene Thomas piece now gone, the window in front of The Modern restaurant next to MoMA had big shoes to fill. Enter Andrea Rosen Gallery. Currently on […]

Revs, Street art, DUMBO
Jan
6

REVS Sculpture

In the early 1990s, reclusive graffiti legend REVS put his name up everywhere- huge white letters all over the city to New Jersey, some which still remain. But after an […]

Dec
6

Cotton Candy Machine

Congrats to Tara and Sean on the birth of their adorable baby, Ronan! Fans of the incredible illustrator, artist, teacher and rock-n-roll mama Tara McPherson will be in eye-candy heaven […]

Dec
3

Power Toilets

If you ever wanted to shit like a king, or at least a top level investment broker, now is your chance! You’d imagine the toilet in the greasy spoon Olympic […]

Dec
2

Michael De Feo Flower

My friend Michael De Feo’s street art flowers bring smiles to everywhere they sprout up. The oversized blooms can be seen around New York City, but like any ephemeral art, […]

Nov
1

Ezra Wube’s Midnight Moment- Get Yourself to Times Square

Midnight Moment is back! I love that the Times Square Arts has been featuring projects lately that feel like what its like to be a New Yorker- and how the […]

Oct
3

Street Art x Spotify

The New York offices of Spotify are home to not only music lovers, but also a mini street art gallery.  Curated by Redboy, the office walls have been transformed into […]

Sep
27

Kenny Scharf- “and maybe I had a dream about you” Mural

Just across the street from yesterday’s site, the Paul Kasmin Shop, is one of artist Kenny Scharf’s awesome roll-down murals that pepper the city. This one is still bold and […]

Sep
17

PICS: #GettyStation Taken Over by Sheep Meadow

We hopped over to Francois-Xavier Lalanne’s Sheep Station again this weekend and took a bunch of fun pics. Enjoy!

Aug
23

Art Walk at Extra Place

Extra Place, a little street off Bowery, was a disused alleyway just a few years ago, one of the few leftovers of pre-Bowery Hotel Bowery. Now the little space off […]

Aug
22

Gallery Bar

Gallery Bar has taken the Lower East Side gallery trend to a new level, being a gallery by day and two-level lounge/bar at night. Sounds very smart to me in […]

Aug
12

Leo Castelli Gallery

The late Leo Castelli opened his first gallery here on February 10th, 1957. A year later, Jasper Johns had his first show here, which launched the gallery’s role as the […]

Aug
9

Bergdorf Goodman Windows

Window dressing is a completely underappreciated art form. The windows at Bergdorf Goodman are by far the best in the city, if not the world, always weaving whimsical narratives with […]

Jul
31

Cedar Tavern

Where do all the artists get their booze on today? Cedar Tavern was a booze-fueled Abstract Expressionist think tank. The bar, which had its third location at 24 University Place, […]

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