Art Nerd New York | Los Angeles

  • 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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  • Metronome

    Monday, August 14, 2017

    Most people I know say “What the hell is that thing? What is it counting?” as they point to the smoking, giant wall piece that is posted on the south […]

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  • John Johnson

    Friday, August 11, 2017

    Poor Seward Johnson, nobody takes him seriously. And other than the proximity of Double Check to the World Trade Towers, why should they? Another of John Seward Johnson’s life-sized bronzes […]

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  • MidnightMoment- MSHR’s Convolution Weave~Lattice Domain

    Friday, August 11, 2017

    This month, get psychedelic in Times Square for Midnight Moment. In partnership with Upfor Gallery, Times Square Arts presents artist MSHR’s Convolution Weave~Lattice Domain on Times Square’s electronic billboards from […]

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  • Minetta Tavern

    Wednesday, August 2, 2017

    Lit Nerd Wednesday! Minetta Tavern has a different identity these days, one of wall-to-wall people, expensive meals and cocktails and reservations hard to come by but in the 1940s it […]

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  • Jon Burgerman’s It’s Great to Create Released on Chronicle Books

    Tuesday, August 1, 2017

    Jon Burgerman is one of the most fun and creative artists I know. His doodles always have me laughing, and he has always been great at taking them to the […]

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  • Noguchi Was a Babe

    Tuesday, August 1, 2017

    It was a bum out that Hurricane Sandy damaged a whole bunch of Isamu Noguchi’s works in storage in Long Island City, but all the Googling about it made us discover […]

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  • Perceptions of Luxury with Audrey Kabla

    Tuesday, August 1, 2017

    My dear friend- author, professor and luxury brands expert- Audrey Kabla is giving a free talk at the lovely Beautique (8 West 58th Street) Wednesday night from 8-10pm, hosted by […]

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  • Carl Van Vechten’s Studio

    Wednesday, July 26, 2017

    Lit Nerd Wednesday! He may sound unfamiliar today but do an image search by his name and his subjects will look very recognizable. Actors, musicians and writers spanning three decades […]

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  • White Horse Tavern

    Wednesday, July 19, 2017

    Lit Nerd Wednesday! With any mention of the White Horse Tavern it’s guaranteed you’ll get the Dylan Thomas story and how he  spent his last night here proclaiming that he […]

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  • TODAY: Rubin Museum Block Party!

    Sunday, July 16, 2017

    The annual family-fun (and free) block party is back, celebrating the exhibition “The World Is Sound.” Spend the day noshing on Himalayan snacks, live performances such as The Blue Angels […]

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  • Louise Bourgeois- Sanctum on 20th Street

    Thursday, July 13, 2017

    I used to walk past the late, great Louise Bourgeois’ legendary brownstone home and studio on 20th Street every day on my way to work. The Abstract Expressionist sculptor was […]

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  • Columbia Heights

    Wednesday, July 5, 2017

    Lit Nerd Wednesday! Living off and on in NYC for 16 years, I’ve often taken the beauty of it’s landmarks for granted, the Brooklyn Bridge being one of them. Poet Hart […]

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  • Gotham Book Mart

    Wednesday, June 28, 2017

    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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  • Book Signing with Crash, Logan Hicks, Nick Walker and Joe Iurato for The Art of Spray Paint

    Tuesday, June 27, 2017

    I hope you can join us at the Urban Art Fair | New York 2017 (Spring Studios, 50 Varick street/6 St Johns Lane) for a double book signing on Friday, June 30 […]

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What's Up

Jul
16

TODAY: Rubin Museum Block Party!

The annual family-fun (and free) block party is back, celebrating the exhibition “The World Is Sound.” Spend the day noshing on Himalayan snacks, live performances such as The Blue Angels […]

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Neighborhoods

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 […]

Apr
3

Hunt & Fish Club

Remnants of old New York are few and far between- especially in Times Square, so I was surprised when a brand new restaurant echoed the bygone era. Eytan Sugarman’s brand new […]

Mar
31

Willem de Kooning’s Studio of Depression

In 1946, things weren’t great for Willem de Kooning. His marriage to Elaine de Kooning was increasingly on the rocks. After a Spring of depression and showing up around town […]

Mar
29

Morningside Heights

Lit Nerd Wednesday! Columbia University, besides being outrageously expensive and eminent domainy, played a key role in one of the biggest literary movements of the 20th century and one of […]

Mar
28

Haring Unearthed

I can’t imagine an 8,200 square foot apartment in New York- but complete with its own Keith Haring mural- preposterous! When realtors were renovating the epic “maisonette,” they accidentally unearthed […]

Mar
23

Danceteria

Like most 1980s art meccas in New York, the epic Danceteria club, where Keith Haring was a busboy, is of course now luxury condos. Madonna worked there as a hat […]

Mar
22

Circle in the Square

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 […]

Mar
15

Sunset Park

Lit Nerd Wednesday! Sunset Park may not give off the hip image of Brooklyn blanketing the zeitgeist in modern day pop culture but in the late 1940s and 50s it […]

Mar
14

Rothko and The Four Seasons: Those Sons of Bitches

The Four Seasons Restaurant is one of the swankiest places to have a meal in New York- so swanky that Mark Rothko decided he didn’t want his paintings hung there. […]

Mar
8

The Golden Swan Garden

  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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