Art Nerd New York | Los Angeles

  • Gotham Book Mart

    Wednesday, January 16, 2019

    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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  • 20% DISCOUNT: The 4th Annual Surrealist Ball at The Roxy Hotel with David Johansen

    Friday, December 28, 2018

    Friends! I got you a 20% discount for general admission tix for our 4th Annual New Year’s Eve #surrealistball at The Roxy Hotel NYC. Use code HOST20 and get tix here. This […]

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  • Eric White’s Triage at GRIMM New York

    Sunday, December 23, 2018

    We’re living in a micro-era when “art experiences” are created sheerly for Instastories, completely vapid, unchallenging and basically intellectual muck. If I see another selfie of a person jumping into […]

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  • Jenny Holzer Loves New York

    Sunday, December 23, 2018

    The gorgeous glass lobby of 7 World Trade Center may have been designed by James Carpenter, but the real draw is the giant LED installation by Jenny Holzer. The collaboration […]

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  • Perpetually Closed Gallery

    Saturday, December 1, 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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  • Bedford Street

    Wednesday, November 14, 2018

      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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  • “Anti-Hero” by Jerkface at Taglialatella Galleries

    Monday, November 5, 2018

    Who’s ready to root for the antihero? Taglialatella Galleries is pleased to present a new collection of paintings and prints by NY-based artist Jerkface, appropriately entitled Anti-Hero. The provocative muralist […]

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  • Marne Lucas, Bardo ∞ Project’ reception Friday, October 12th

    Thursday, October 11, 2018

    I’m very excited for my dear friend Marne Lucas‘ first New York solo exhibition, opening this Friday in Harlem. Marne is a multi-disciplinary artist who has worked primarily in photography, […]

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  • Legacy Fatale presents // TUG OF WAR, Saturday October 13th on 14th Street

    Wednesday, October 10, 2018

    Legacy Fatale presents // TUG OF WAR Saturday October 13th, 3PM // 231 E. 14th Street, NYC A performance art program selection part of Art in Odd Places 2018 BODY […]

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  • The Poetry Center

    Wednesday, September 26, 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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  • Guerrilla Girls, Jenny Holzer, Shepard Fairey and Ed Ruscha in exhibition exploring text in visual culture

    Thursday, September 6, 2018

    Opening Thursday, September 13 at 2602 Frederick Douglass Blvd at 6:30pm, VISUAL LANGUAGE features new and existing works from Shepard Fairey, Jenny Holzer, Guerrilla Girls, Betty Tomkins, DFace, Ed Ruscha, Nathaniel Russell, […]

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  • Circle in the Square

    Wednesday, August 29, 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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  • nadahada’s “Going Extinct: Staying with the Trouble of the Archive” opening August 9

    Monday, August 6, 2018

    The Gallatin Galleries at NYU is pleased to present Going Extinct: Staying with the Trouble of the Archive, by the artistic duo nadahada (Juliana Fadil-Luchkiw and  María Paz Valenzuela Silva) […]

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  • The Monkey Bar and Hotel Elysee

    Wednesday, July 25, 2018

    Lit Nerd Wednesday! I have mixed feelings about Midtown — like the rest of the city, I find some of the modern architecture kind of awful but I really like the […]

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  • Fritz Koenig’s Sphere

    Wednesday, July 18, 2018

    Originally commissioned for the World Trade Center, The Sphere stood between the Twin Towers in Austin Tobin Plaza from 1971 until the 9/11 attacks.  On this day of remembrance, let […]

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What's Up

Oct
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Legacy Fatale presents // TUG OF WAR, Saturday October 13th on 14th Street

Legacy Fatale presents // TUG OF WAR Saturday October 13th, 3PM // 231 E. 14th Street, NYC A performance art program selection part of Art in Odd Places 2018 BODY […]

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Neighborhoods

Sep
20

The Little Prince in New York City

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 […]

Sep
18

The Crosby Hotel

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 […]

Sep
14

The Palladium

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 […]

Aug
16

Williamsburg

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 […]

Aug
14

Metronome

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 […]

Aug
11

John Johnson

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 […]

Aug
2

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 […]

Aug
1

Noguchi Was a Babe

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 […]

Jul
26

Carl Van Vechten’s Studio

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 […]

Jul
19

White Horse Tavern

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 […]

Jul
13

Louise Bourgeois- Sanctum on 20th Street

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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