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  • Keith Haring’s Bathroom

    Tuesday, May 15, 2018

    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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  • Moonbird by Joan Miro

    Monday, May 14, 2018

    Before Joan Miro’s 14 foot Moonbird sat in front of the north side of the Solow Building, Sheldon Solow had an Alexander Calder mobile installed- only to see it blown […]

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  • Gotham Book Mart

    Wednesday, May 9, 2018

    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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  • Opening in One Week: In Bloom curated by Lori Zimmer and DK Johnston

    Thursday, May 3, 2018

    The newest exhibition from Quin Arts, “In Bloom,” launches May 10 at the Quin, located at 57th Street and Sixth Avenue. The group exhibition, co-curated by Quin Arts curator DK […]

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  • Pissing on Queen Elizabeth I

    Tuesday, May 1, 2018

    In 1926, publishing giant, William Randolph Hearst, opened the lavish Warwick Hotel to cater to the elite, and his mistress, Hollywood actress Marion Davies. Hearst sought out famed illustrator and […]

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  • Get your tix for the Urban Glass Gala After Party!

    Friday, April 27, 2018

    I’m so excited to be on the After Party committee for Urban Glass’s 2018 Gala, taking place Wednesday, May 9 from 9-11pm. Please join us for a fabulous evening in UrbanGlass’ […]

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  • Perpetually Closed Gallery

    Thursday, April 26, 2018

    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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  • Circle in the Square

    Wednesday, April 25, 2018

    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 […]

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  • Snag 50% off tix to the New York debut of Moniker Art Fair

    Friday, April 20, 2018

    Happy Friday Art Nerd New York readers! Celebrate the weekend with your very own discount to the upcoming international urban art hot spot, Moniker Art Fair! After nearly a decade […]

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  • Helen Frankenthaler

    Friday, April 20, 2018

    Gagosian artist Helen Frankenthaler was a female contender during the time of Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning and Arshile Gorky. Like these dudes, she utilized color and semi-ambiguous figuration, but […]

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  • AMREF’s Contemporary African Art Auction is now LIVE on Artsy

    Thursday, April 19, 2018

    Caught of preview of the beautiful work now up for auction on Artsy for the 2018 Amref ArtBall. The auction is now live, so now is the time to pick […]

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  • Marcel Duchamp

    Chasing Marcel Duchamp Around New York

    Thursday, April 19, 2018

    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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  • 2018 Amref ArtBall with Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys honoring Toyin Ojih Odutola

    Wednesday, April 11, 2018

    The 2018 Amref Health Africa ArtBall is just around the corner. Taking place on Saturday, April 28th at design space A/D/O in Brooklyn, New York, ArtBall 2018 will honor artist Toyin Ojih Odutola […]

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  • The Poetry Center

    Wednesday, April 11, 2018

    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 […]

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  • Slim Aarons as curated by DK Johnston and Getty Images Gallery

    Tuesday, April 10, 2018

    Slim Aarons as curated by DK Johnston and Getty Images Gallery will debut a bespoke penthouse collection within the three floors atop the Quin (101 West 57th Street) open for […]

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What's Up

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11

2018 Amref ArtBall with Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys honoring Toyin Ojih Odutola

The 2018 Amref Health Africa ArtBall is just around the corner. Taking place on Saturday, April 28th at design space A/D/O in Brooklyn, New York, ArtBall 2018 will honor artist Toyin Ojih Odutola […]

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Neighborhoods

Jul
5

Columbia Heights

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 […]

Jul
1

Dancin’ With Dali

Sometimes I try to imagine what it would be like minding my own business on the dance floor (while werkin’ it of course), and running into the likes of Salvador […]

Jun
27

Gramercy Park Hotel

The Gramercy Park Hotel, situated just off New York’s exclusive private park, is fancy.  It is evident in every detail in every facet of the hotel that it was created by […]

Jun
21

The San Remo Cafe

Lit Nerd Wednesday! Greenwich Village during the 1950’s was a magical time in post-WWII bohemia where painters, writers and poets mingled in bars and cafes in what was then part […]

Jun
20

Confucius Bronze

I do love Chinatown. As smelly, and crowded it is, with fish being thrown everywhere and who knows what you just stepped in (NEVER wear opened toed shoes), it makes […]

Jun
15

Roy Lictenstein’s Time Square Mural

Another oversized Roy Lichtenstein piece is free for everyone to see- in the 42nd Street subway station. Just called “Times Square Mural,” The piece is huge- 6 feet high and […]

Jun
8

Bannerman Castle of Curiosities

You don’t have to go to Europe to explore castle ruins- just a 60 minute train ride from Grand Central is the epic architectural gem, Bannerman Castle. I first spotted […]

Jun
7

Clinton Hill

Lit Nerd Wednesday! A little mix of punk rock and literature this week with Patti Smith whose love of poetry and prose was the original reason she moved to New […]

Jun
5

Maxfield Parrish’s Painted Fart- and the Bloody Mary

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 […]

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
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
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
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
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 […]

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