Art Nerd City Guides: New York · Los Angeles

  • Brooklyn Heights

    Wednesday, April 26, 2017

    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 […]

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  • May 6th AMREF ARTBALL honoring EL ANATSUI honorary host JACK SHAINMAN

    Monday, April 24, 2017

    The ArtBall 2017 invite is here! This year we have an even more fabulous event planned for Saturday, May 6th  – and we are hoping to sell it out! Along with […]

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  • Anne Barlinckhoff – Strength Africa

    Wednesday, April 19, 2017

    Born in Amsterdam, Barlinckhoff is a young photographer with the guts and gaul of the great documentary photographers of the past, traveling to the far edges of the earth to […]

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  • Seaman-Drake Arch

    Monday, April 17, 2017

    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’ […]

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  • West 8th Street

    Wednesday, April 12, 2017

    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 […]

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  • DEATH

    Tuesday, April 11, 2017

    Next week, experience a live audiovisual performance in Chelsea on April 18th, marking the opening of “DEATH,” presented by Laura Duvall and Margaret Velvet of THE CORP. The visual exhibition a series […]

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  • PS Os Gemeos

    Friday, April 7, 2017

    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 […]

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  • In Dreams- An art show tribute to David Lynch

    Friday, April 7, 2017

    Fulfill your Lynchian fantasies this weekend for an epic show at SPOKE NYC (210 Rivington Street). Be prepared to wait in line- these shows are incredibly popular. SPOKE NYC is pleased to […]

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  • Patchin Place

    Wednesday, April 5, 2017

     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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  • Detroit GRIND

    Wednesday, April 5, 2017

    Detroit is representing this week, as Inner State Gallery takes over Rush Arts Gallery at (526 West 26th Street #311) for “Detroit Grind”- featuring works by Detroit-based artists: Nic Notion, Olayami […]

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  • Naoko Tosa’s Sound of Ikebana (Spring), Midnight Moment

    Monday, April 3, 2017

    You know how I love how art wins over ads every night in Times Square with #MidnightMoment (and of course I’m particularly fond of it since I curated July’s #MidnightMoment!) […]

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  • Hunt & Fish Club

    Monday, April 3, 2017

    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 […]

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  • Willem de Kooning’s Studio of Depression

    Friday, March 31, 2017

    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 […]

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  • Morningside Heights

    Wednesday, March 29, 2017

    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 […]

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  • Haring Unearthed

    Tuesday, March 28, 2017

    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 […]

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What's Up

Apr
11

DEATH

Next week, experience a live audiovisual performance in Chelsea on April 18th, marking the opening of “DEATH,” presented by Laura Duvall and Margaret Velvet of THE CORP. The visual exhibition a series […]

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Neighborhoods

Jan
25

West Village Surprise: West 10th Window

It may not look like much in between exhibitions, but the West 10th Window comes on like a little art surprise in the city. Since 2003, there are a smattering […]

Jan
25

Bedford Street

  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 […]

Jan
24

4 Seasons Seasoned

Its no secret that I am attracted to anything sparkly. It is also no secret that I find much of the MTA’s subway art kinda boring. I do however love Robert […]

Jan
23

Nam June Paik’s 429 Old TVs

Although it sorta reminds me of childhood trips to the electronics store at the mall, Nam June Paik’s Chase Information Wall seems incredibly dated, although only 21 years old. Made […]

Jan
20

Jan
18

Minetta Tavern

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 […]

Jan
17

James Turrell, Light Box

The lobby of 505 Fifth Avenue is a permanent art installation. Artist James Turrell’s collaboration with architects Kohn Pederson Fox Associates have transformed the office building lobby into a glowing […]

Jan
16

Haring’s Altar Piece

When the late great Keith Haring finally succumbed to feeling the sickness of HIV, he made one last art work. In January of 1990, just one month before his death, […]

Jeff Koons, David LaChapelle, Barbara Krueger, Damien Hirst, EV Day
Jan
13

Lever House Art Collection

The Lever House was one of the first glassy skyscrapers to open on Park Avenue, changing the look of the masonry street into a business center in 1952.  Now we […]

Jan
12

The Tallest Hotel Filled with William DeBilzan Art

New York, the best city ever, is now home to the tallest hotel in the Western Hemisphere- the newly opened Marriott on 54th Street. To go along with its  grandeur […]

Jan
10

Balls.

George Rhoads is kind of a dorky Renaissance man- a painter, origami master, and rolling ball run sculptor. His 42nd Street Ballroom sculpture doesn’t evoke dancing in gowns, but instead […]

Jan
9

Coenties Slip Group

The little strip called Coenties Slip was home to a group of artists in the 1950s headed by Robert Indiana. Ellsworth Kelly, Agnes Martin, James Rosenquist and Jack Youngerman had […]

Jan
6

Christie’s Auction House

Many people don’t realize that Auction houses are essentially free museums. So much important work from art history gets passed from private hands to private hands, occasionally lent to a […]

Jan
4

Bemelmans Bar

Lit Nerd Wednesday! I have a bit of a dilemma – I love vintage hotel bars but my archivist salary says NO! Of course I still like to indulge from […]

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