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

Mar
27

Damian Aquiles “Alquimista” Curated by Natalie Kates opens this week with FACUNDO Rum Collection partnership

This Thursday, Havana-based Damian Aquiles will return to New York for his first solo exhibition in the city since 2004, “Alquimista,” at the massive Highline Loft Gallery (508 west 26th […]

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Neighborhoods

Thomas Schütte’s United Enemies
Mar
15

Thomas Schütte’s United Enemies

If you’re in the mood for some good old fashion justice in the age of corporate corruption and golden parachutes, head on over to Central Park for Thomas Schütte’s United […]

REVS, Charlie Hewitt, Ten23, high line park, high line art, high line 23rd street, street art, public sculpture, manhattan luxury rental, manhattan 1990s
Feb
13

REVS Vs. Luxury Buildings

Along the High Line behind one of the newer luxury rental towers, Ten23, are two totally contrasting pieces, that face each other. On the side of a building on the […]

Feb
4

Kenny Scharf’s Roll Down Gates

Kenny Scharf is a New York institution! Aside from throwing awesome parties, being an awesome dude and a celebrated artist, Scharf has given back to  this great city, and gone […]

Jan
30

America Today by Thomas Hart Benton-

I used to love the fact that America Today greeted guests (and any passersby) in this lobby. Controversial in its day, I was impressed with New York that it was […]

Jan
28

Anthony Lister in Soho

Street art is ephemeral, but sometimes artists get into spots that last for several years (like Michael DeFeo’s Flower in 23rd Street that has been there since 1994). Aussie artist […]

Jan
16

Ron English’s Temper Tot

Could Ron English’s muscly Temper Tot be just the goon that Little Italy needs to threaten the bully Chinatown? The three story veiny kid looms over all who dare to […]

Dec
12

Spring and Bowery- Jay Maisel’s House

This corner building on Spring and Bowery is sometimes shrouded in mystery. The exterior is a major street art target (going way back to the days of Keith Haring to […]

Dec
5

BARRY MCGEE x BROOKLYN

Yay! Brooklyn has a new Barry! I was super psyched to hear that one of my favorite artists, Barry McGee, was returning to New York to paint a mural. In […]

Tom Otterness Rat Cop
Dec
4

Rat Cop by Tom Otterness at Max Fish

Originally part of “Life Underground” (which we all know I am not a fan of…), The Metropolitan Transit Authority asked artist Tom Otterness to remove the bronze “Rat Cop,” as it […]

Nov
30

Anthro’s Secret Cabin

Tucked in the corner of my favorite store to walk around in, Anthropologie at Rockefeller Center, is a creepy urban cabin strewn with animal heads. Really, it is an art […]

Electronic ARts Intermix, EAI, Takeshi Murata, Times Square, Times Square alliance
Nov
26

TAKESHI MURATA in TIMES SQ.

I usually avoid Times Square at all costs, but I will admit I do like when my errands or assignments require me to go there every so often. Its weirdly […]

Nov
16

Peace & Quiet in Times Sq.

This week, a pop up pavilion occupied the space next to the dumpling food truck at the foot of the giant red TKTs stairs in Times Square. A project by […]

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Nov
13

Malcolm Cochran’s Giant Bottle- Private Passage

Permanent public art doesn’t have to be all steel and abstraction. Malcolm Cochran’s “Private Passage” is truly amazing. From afar, it appears to be a giant wine bottle on its […]

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Nov
12

Mural Wall on Houston

In 1982, the large slab of concrete wall on Houston was put into the history books by Keith Haring, when he painted  a 30 foot mural on it, choosing the […]

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