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
4

Panel discussion “Then She Did” with Janette Beckman, Katrina Del Mar, Joanne Leah, Indie184 and more

Please join us on Sunday April 8th for a panel discussion on women in the arts, moderated by Sarah Potter, “The Good Witch of The Art World” and founder of […]

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Neighborhoods

Jul
2

Last Rites Gallery Gothness

There are standard white box galleries galore all over Chelsea and beyond, but legendary tattoo artist Paul Booth’s Last Rites Gallery is like an art installation in its own right. […]

Jun
19

5 Pointz: A Graffiti Institution soon to face demolition

For the past two decades, 5 Pointz has been considered an epicenter of graffiti art in New York. The 200,000 square foot Long Island City warehouse cemented its popularity in […]

Jun
19

Greg LaMarche’s Falling Letters of Brooklyn

I’ve always loved Greg LaMarche‘s typeface collages, and was happy to see one of his works larger than life on the side of a building in front of the picturesque […]

Jun
13

ICY & SOT- View from the Bridge

I recently met the prolific (and young) Iranian brothers/street art duo ICY & SOT– two really nice dudes. I’m LOVING their new piece over on Wythe and South 6th. I […]

Jun
6

Kenny Scharf’s Red Scary Guy #2

I love that everywhere you turn on the Lower East Side, you come face to face with a Kenny Scharf piece. Most of them come out secretly at night, when […]

Jun
4

The Industrial Divine

Bushwick has turned into an open-air mural museum as of late, and Art Nerd favorite Beau Stanton is its newest featured artist. Stanton transformed a disused (and rather ugly) stained […]

Apple by Stephen Weiss
May
27

The Apple by Stephen Weiss

Stephen Weiss, the late husband of Donna Karan, created his “Larger than Life” collection shortly before his death from a long battle with lung cancer in 2001. The collection includes […]

May
22

May
22

John Ahearn’s Bronx Elvis

People keep telling me Max Fish is closing (they announced they would in 2011), but every time I walk by, it is still in full swing. It’s neighbor, Pink Pony […]

May
8

Huys House

The new Huys building on Park Avenue South adds even more luxury condos to the area. But the Dutch-designed building is giving something back to the culture of the area, […]

May
6

The Fuse is Lit

It is no secret that Lit Lounge is one of my least favorite places in New York. I used to be forced to go there all the time by my […]

Apr
18

ESPO Loves Brooklyn

Stephen Powers aka ESPO’s Love Letter to Brooklyn is confusing at first sight. His expertly meticulous style of sign painting seems like a vintage advertisement on the side of Macy’s […]

Apr
15

Scharf on Norfolk

Tucked down on a quiet block of Norfolk Street (this and the blocks east of it are my favorites on the Lower East Side) is a trippy swirling public mural […]

Mar
27

Picasso’s Mercure Tapestry

Believe it or not, Picasso never set foot in New York in his 91 years. And this tapestry isn’t exactly authentic- it is an artist-authorized replica of the curtain Pablo […]

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