Art Nerd New York | Los Angeles

  • 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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  • 20% DISCOUNT: The 4th Annual Surrealist Ball at The Roxy Hotel with David Johansen

    Friday, December 28, 2018

    Friends! I got you a 20% discount for general admission tix for our 4th Annual New Year’s Eve #surrealistball at The Roxy Hotel NYC. Use code HOST20 and get tix here. This […]

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  • Eric White’s Triage at GRIMM New York

    Sunday, December 23, 2018

    We’re living in a micro-era when “art experiences” are created sheerly for Instastories, completely vapid, unchallenging and basically intellectual muck. If I see another selfie of a person jumping into […]

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  • Jenny Holzer Loves New York

    Sunday, December 23, 2018

    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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  • Perpetually Closed Gallery

    Saturday, December 1, 2018

    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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  • Bedford Street

    Wednesday, November 14, 2018

      Lit Nerd Wednesday! My candle burns at both ends; It will not last the night; But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends— It gives a lovely light! First […]

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  • “Anti-Hero” by Jerkface at Taglialatella Galleries

    Monday, November 5, 2018

    Who’s ready to root for the antihero? Taglialatella Galleries is pleased to present a new collection of paintings and prints by NY-based artist Jerkface, appropriately entitled Anti-Hero. The provocative muralist […]

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  • Marne Lucas, Bardo ∞ Project’ reception Friday, October 12th

    Thursday, October 11, 2018

    I’m very excited for my dear friend Marne Lucas‘ first New York solo exhibition, opening this Friday in Harlem. Marne is a multi-disciplinary artist who has worked primarily in photography, […]

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  • Legacy Fatale presents // TUG OF WAR, Saturday October 13th on 14th Street

    Wednesday, October 10, 2018

    Legacy Fatale presents // TUG OF WAR Saturday October 13th, 3PM // 231 E. 14th Street, NYC A performance art program selection part of Art in Odd Places 2018 BODY […]

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  • The Poetry Center

    Wednesday, September 26, 2018

    Lit Nerd Wednesday! It’s a drag to write about places completely vanished or just a shell of their former glory so it feels good to talk about something still very […]

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  • Guerrilla Girls, Jenny Holzer, Shepard Fairey and Ed Ruscha in exhibition exploring text in visual culture

    Thursday, September 6, 2018

    Opening Thursday, September 13 at 2602 Frederick Douglass Blvd at 6:30pm, VISUAL LANGUAGE features new and existing works from Shepard Fairey, Jenny Holzer, Guerrilla Girls, Betty Tomkins, DFace, Ed Ruscha, Nathaniel Russell, […]

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  • Circle in the Square

    Wednesday, August 29, 2018

    Lit Nerd Wednesday! The cliché images of poetry and jazz are well engrained in the pop culture psyche of the 1950s and the Beat Generation. The seeds of that image were […]

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  • nadahada’s “Going Extinct: Staying with the Trouble of the Archive” opening August 9

    Monday, August 6, 2018

    The Gallatin Galleries at NYU is pleased to present Going Extinct: Staying with the Trouble of the Archive, by the artistic duo nadahada (Juliana Fadil-Luchkiw and  María Paz Valenzuela Silva) […]

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  • The Monkey Bar and Hotel Elysee

    Wednesday, July 25, 2018

    Lit Nerd Wednesday! I have mixed feelings about Midtown — like the rest of the city, I find some of the modern architecture kind of awful but I really like the […]

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  • Fritz Koenig’s Sphere

    Wednesday, July 18, 2018

    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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What's Up

Nov
5

“Anti-Hero” by Jerkface at Taglialatella Galleries

Who’s ready to root for the antihero? Taglialatella Galleries is pleased to present a new collection of paintings and prints by NY-based artist Jerkface, appropriately entitled Anti-Hero. The provocative muralist […]

Read More

Neighborhoods

Mar
14

The Algonquin Hotel

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 […]

Mar
5

A BALL FIT FOR DALI

Back in the 1930s, Caresse Crosby was the socialite talk of the town, known not only for inventing the modern bra (boob caresser) but also for throwing the best parties […]

Mar
5

East West Gate

Although Yuyu Yang’s sculptures are inspired by natures, his giant reflective East West Gate reflects Wall Street behind it. Hovering in front of the Orient Overseas Building since 1973, the […]

Mar
1

Warhol and 25 Sams

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 […]

Feb
27

Peace Fountain of Allegory

St John the Divine at 112th St is worth a pilgramage- for art. Aside from the famed Haring altar piece, the cathedral is flanked by a giant allegorical sculpture that […]

Feb
26

Jose Parla Diary of Brooklyn

The new Barclays Center Stadium in Downtown Brooklyn opened with some controversy and pizazz. Locals hate the traffic it’ll bring, soda drinkers were pissed because it was the first location to […]

Feb
23

Sculptural Escape Off 57th Street

Sometimes I really love Midtown- I know, its not “cool” but whatever, there are some great hidden gems there, and the lack of coolness make them authentic. Take for example […]

Feb
22

Midtown Manhattan Art Walk

    Midtown Manhattan is the most concentrated area of New York with the most Art Nerd site to see. Use the map below to find out what’s near your hotel […]

Feb
7

The Bunker

Lit Nerd Wednesday! Where do I start when it comes to William S. Burroughs? From the moment he stepped foot in New York City it was high drama, be it […]

Jan
26

The Met’s Period Rooms

Everyone knows The Met is the city’s most epic museum, with a vast collection from ancient to modern. I don’t have to tell you that it is a must see. […]

Jan
17

Brooklyn Heights

Lit Nerd Wednesday! On a tree-lined street in Brooklyn Heights a faded plaque rests on one of the many brownstones that dot the area — fitting as the reputation of […]

Jan
10

West 8th Street

Lit Nerd Wednesday!   It’s strange to think of West Eighth Street as anything but a few blocks of tacky shoe stores but in the 1950s and 60s it was […]

Dec
15

What is Now Bergdorfs was Once the Largest NYC Mansion of the Gilded Era

We love Bergdorf Goodman for its continual celebration of art-meets-fashion with their innovative windows. But before the fashion mecca was built in 1928, the corner was home to the largest […]

Dec
13

Cafe Le Metro

Lit Nerd Wednesday! Even if you think you know a ton about the lost literary haunts of NYC, you come across some surprises like Cafe Le Metro. Situated in what […]

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