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

Jun
27

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

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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Neighborhoods

Mar
6

Gracie Mansion Gallery site

The artistic spirit of the East Village of the 1980s was one I dream about, and live through movies like “Downtown 81”, “Slaves of New York” and modern period movies […]

Mar
1

The House of Scribner

Lit Nerd Wednesday! Who knew that the Sephora  at the bottom of the gloriously old building on 497 Fifth Avenue had a lot in common with writing. Authors like Dawn […]

Feb
28

Leopard at Hotel des Artistes

The Hotel Des Artistes was opened in 1918 as a place for artists of all genres to live, work and flourish. Originally served by the Café des Artistes, The Leopard […]

Feb
16

Large Coqui by Tom Otterness

There really are Tom Otterness pieces all over New York (like my not so favorite “Life Underground”). Living around the corner from this site, Otterness has given the playground of […]

Feb
15

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 […]

Feb
13

Beau Stanton’s Cursum Perficio mural

Beau Stanton‘s beautiful Cursum Perficio is the latest permanent mural to enliven the dwindling Little Italy neighborhood (which is slowly being swallowed up by Chinatown). The  L.I.S.A. Project (Little Italy […]

Feb
9

Hive (Bleecker Street)

Coming out of the Bleecker Street 6 Station is like coming out of a video game. The glowing LED light installation spans across the ceiling as commuters ascend into the […]

Feb
7

Carnegie Artist Lofts

High above Carnegie Hall, The Carnegie Artist Studios housed musicians, painters, sculptors, actors, architects and other creatives since 1895. Some pretty famous people lived here, and creatively monumental evens happened […]

Feb
6

Richard Woods Facade

The façade of this Gianni Intili-designed home has been painted with faux-wood doodlings by British Pop artist Richard Woods. The home was subject of a Bravo TV show called “9 By […]

Jan
31

Dan Flavin at Dia

The Dia Foundation‘s Chelsea headquarters may be gone, but the building remains to be used by the arts (most recently for the Outsiders Art Fair). Aside from continuing to be […]

Jan
30

Eleanor

A throw back to the traditional style of public art, the bronze statue, is Penelope Jenck’s statue of Eleanor Roosevelt at the entrance to Riverside Park on the Upper West […]

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 […]

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