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  • BLINK Cincinnati Bringing Art to the Streets

    Tuesday, October 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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  • 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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  • 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
26

Jon Burgerman HAPPY PLACE curated by Lori Zimmer

I hope you can join us next week for Jon Burgerman’s HAPPY PLACE, a pop up exhibition at the wonderful Spoke Art (210 Rivington Street)! Friday night, join us for […]

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Neighborhoods

Bla Zes I'm fuckin trashed! Goodnight!
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 […]

Nov
4

Indiewalls at Dream Downtown

The Gershwin has their Pop Art, the Gramercy Park Hotel has Warhol, Hirst, and Richard Prince, and now the new Dream Downtown has…Indiewalls. A somewhat nomadic curatorial organization, Indiewalls mounts […]

Oct
31

Watertower: Sandy Survivor

I was sure Tom Fruin‘s rainbow colored, salvaged glass Watertower on a DUMBO roof top was a goner, but it has persevered! Fruin documented the temporary installation and released this […]

Oct
24

The Gershwin Hotel

A truly art encompassing “hostel” (although it is much nicer than a hostel), the Gershwin is adorned with giant white horns on its façade, and crammed with Pop art in […]

Oct
15

Jonathan Prince G2V

Dag Hammarskjold Plaza (say that three times fast) has become a rotating host of public sculpture, in collaboration with the Parks Department. The latest piece to be unveiled is Jonathan […]

Oct
5

Jeff Koons: Coming Soon!

Coming soon! Jeff Koons  bought these two side by side residences on the Upper East side in late 2010. The Balloon Dog creator’s new residence will be 21,500 square feet- […]

Sep
18

Survival of Serena

Carole A. Feuerman’s super realistic sculptures have been art fair favorites over the past few years, and now everyone can enjoy her work thanks to the Parks Department. On the […]

Sep
12

Yayoi Kusama Building

It may be temporary, but its the best construction site I’ve ever seen. One of my favorite weirdos, 83 year old Yayoi Kusama, has loaned her infamous dots in a […]

Jul
26

High Line Zoo

Sure, the High Line has a host of public art installations, but the neighboring residents sometimes take advantage of the highly trafficked area, and sprout their own renegade installations and […]

JR, Ted talks, Inside Out project, Inside out Lakota Project, Pinky OTto, Soho, 49 Prince Street, street art
Jul
11

JR in Soho

I’m loving JR’s Inside Out Lakota Project all over the city. It seems to take on an entirely different feeling in the context of New York, pasted amidst high end […]

Jul
9

Somwhere Better LEGO

Street art is everywhere now, becoming something I expect rather than something I notice. Brooklyn artist Jaye Moon’s work switches things up a bit, trading wheatpaste and spray paint for […]

Jul
4

Lower Manhattan Art Walk

        Art Walk for Lower Manhattan featuring outdoor public art, MTA secret spaces and 1950s famous artist haunts.

May
29

Holy BOS! Arts and Music Festival / Celebrating Brooklyn / June 1-3, 2012

This weekend is Art Nerd paradise in Bushwick- when all the artists open their studio doors, along with a ton of great events, music, films, food and fun stuff.  Aside […]

Mar
3

NEW Midtown Tour for Armory Arts Week & ARTS Not Fair

This Armory Arts Week hit the streets… Uncover New York’s arty secrets with Art Nerd New York as your guide. Look for this limited Art Nerd New York Midtown Tour […]

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