Art Nerd New York | Los Angeles

  • The Golden Swan Garden

    Wednesday, October 4, 2017

      Lit Nerd Wednesday! It’s hard to imagine when walking past the corner of West 4th and Sixth Avenue that on that little slice of greenery once stood a place […]

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  • Andy Freeberg as curated by DK Johnston

    Monday, October 2, 2017

    Opening Thursday, October 5th at The Quin Hotel, 101 West 57th Street Andy Freeberg as curated by DK Johnston, includes work from three of Freeberg’s published series: Sentry, Guardians, and […]

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  • Win a copy of Art of Spray Paint signed by Logan Hicks, Crash, Nick Walker + Joe Iurato

    Monday, October 2, 2017

    Want to win a copy of The Art of Spray Paint signed by CRASH aka John Matos, Joe Iurato, Logan Hicks, Lori Zimmer and Nick Walker ? It’s easy! Donate […]

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  • Leo Villareal Volume

    Monday, October 2, 2017

    Inspired by the lights of nearby Times Square, Art Nerd New York  favorite Leo Villareal was commissioned to create a gorgeous glowing installation for the lobby of the Durst Corporation […]

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  • Lee Bontecou is Frightening

    Thursday, September 21, 2017

    Lee Bontecou’s futuristic and ominous works are at once painting and sculpture. Made from steel frames and recycled canvas (like conveyor belts and mail sacks, rather than fine artist’s canvas), […]

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  • Natural Selection Comes Together at Galerie Protégé

    Thursday, September 21, 2017

    Galerie Protégé in New York City’s Chelsea neighborhood is currently presenting Natural Selection, a group show featuring work by 15 artists who present several paintings, collages, and other mixed media […]

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  • The Little Prince in New York City

    Wednesday, September 20, 2017

    Lit Nerd Wednesday! The Little Prince is hardly a book that suggests New York City but in reality it has a lot to do with it. Conceived by Antoine de […]

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  • Paul Bartel: A New York Tribute in Film and Exhibition

    Monday, September 18, 2017

    On October 13-19, 2017, join filmmaker David Savage for a week-long career retrospective of independent film pioneer PAUL BARTEL (1938-2000) at Anthology Film Archives in New York City — the […]

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  • The Crosby Hotel

    Monday, September 18, 2017

    Jaume Plesna‘s giant letter-heads are usually featured at some gallery or another- or in the lobby of a New York hotel. The Crosby was voted one of the best art […]

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  • The Oscar Wilde Temple Calls Us to Prayer

    Thursday, September 14, 2017

    To many in New York, Oscar Wilde is thought of with fondness; a gateway out of adolescence in our small towns, a romantic, a gay icon- even the subject of […]

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  • The Palladium

    Thursday, September 14, 2017

    Another take over by NYU (who are slowly owning this whole city), was New York’s most famous nightclub, The Palladium. The one time concert hall was built in 1927 and […]

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  • Bedford Street

    Wednesday, September 13, 2017

      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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  • O: Solo Exhibition of Paintings by Eric Helvie Opens September 7th

    Wednesday, September 6, 2017

    Helvie’s newest paintings capture loading Instagram images initially taken as screen captures from the artist’s personal feed and then painstakingly rendered in oils. The seven new works seamlessly move between […]

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  • Cafe Le Metro

    Wednesday, August 30, 2017

    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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  • Williamsburg

    Wednesday, August 16, 2017

    Lit Nerd Wednesday! Henry Miller hated New York. A lot. So much so that he trashed the city every chance he got until his dying days (more on that below). His […]

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Sep
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Natural Selection Comes Together at Galerie Protégé

Galerie Protégé in New York City’s Chelsea neighborhood is currently presenting Natural Selection, a group show featuring work by 15 artists who present several paintings, collages, and other mixed media […]

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Neighborhoods

May
26

7 Year Itch Site

This is where, formerly the Loews Theater, the famous picture of Marilyn Monroe, shielding the gusts from the subway grate, was taken. Formerly the Loews theater, it was on this […]

May
24

The Poetry Center

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 […]

May
22

Diane Arbus and the Westbeth

In 1971, the volatile and highly depressive photographer Diane Arbus, then 48, took a heavy dose of barbituates then slashed her wrists, while living in the Westbeth Artists Community in […]

May
17

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 […]

May
16

Serra-Inspired House

The façade of this townhouse on Greenwich just below Gansevoort may look like a Richard Serra, but is actually a design of architect Matthew Baird. Built just a few years […]

May
10

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 […]

May
1

112 Greene- Inspiration from Squalor

The pioneers of the SoHo pioneers, 112 Greene Street was the first artist collective gallery space, opened in an old rag salvaging factory in the early 1970s. All artists who […]

Apr
26

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 […]

Apr
24

5 in 1

Of all of Tony Rosenthal’s sculptures around New York, the saddest is “5 in 1,” which has definitely seen better days. Hidden behind 1 Police Plaza near City Hall, the […]

Apr
18

Peepholes at Sloan-Kettering

When visitors enter the lobby of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center on the Upper East Side, they are greeted with a giant steel art installation. Along the wall are dozens of […]

Apr
17

Seaman-Drake Arch

This hidden arch was once the entrance way to the lavish 1855 Seaman-Drake “country” estate which sat on 25 acres near Broadway and 215th Street. It is a replica of Paris’ […]

Apr
12

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 […]

Apr
7

PS Os Gemeos

I really, really miss when Os Gemeos had their turn at the Houston Mural- it was by far the best and most complex as far as I’m concerned! But I […]

Apr
5

Patchin Place

 Lit Nerd Wednesday! Tree-lined streets are a dime a dozen in the Village but very few have the reputation of the timeless Patchin Place. This small alley populated with three […]

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