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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  • 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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  • Keith Haring’s Bathroom

    Tuesday, January 15, 2019

    One of Keith Haring’s final goodbyes to New York before AIDS took him from this world in 1990 was perhaps one of his most personal, portraying the artist’s celebration of […]

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What's Up

Dec
23

Eric White’s Triage at GRIMM New York

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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Neighborhoods

Mar
30

Rondo by Tony Rosenthal

Tony Rosenthal’s minimalist (and mostly boring) steel public sculptures dot New York City. The giant bronzed wheel, “Rondo”, 1969, was originally displayed at 110 East 59th Street and later moved […]

Mar
25

Marisol’s Memorial on the Water

French-Venezuelan sculptor  Marisol is more known for her roles in Andy Warhol films and Pop Art sculptures. But the artist was also chosen for her design for the American Merchant […]

Picasso, Bust of Sylvette, NYU, Noho
Mar
19

Picasso’s Bust of Sylvette

New York University seems to have bought up this entire city. The Brutalist “Silver Towers” off Bleecker Street were designed in by I.M.Pei’s (who is most famous for designing the […]

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 […]

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
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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