Art Nerd City Guides: New York · Los Angeles

  • BUFF-MONSTER

    Buff Monster- Melt with me

    Thursday, February 16, 2017

    Tonight, join Buff Monster’s “Meltiverse” and experience his foray into large scale and small sculpture. Make sure to get there, because the pop-up melts away February 18. Melt with Me- […]

    Read More
  • curagenda

    Cura/genda and Blender present R&R with Preview And Uptown Fashion Week Afterparty Lounge

    Wednesday, February 15, 2017

    Check out the hip new Blender Workspace, cool your heels after a day of NYFW fashion shows, mix and mingle, and check out “A Cartography of Fantasia” 2015, by artist Jakob Kudsk […]

    Read More
  • 103891391-650x4461

    Cafe Le Metro

    Wednesday, February 15, 2017

    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 […]

    Read More
  • Love-times-square

    Get Loved Up in Times Square for V Day

    Tuesday, February 14, 2017

    Love is the message on V-day in Times Square, with a slew of events happening around the newly unveiled sculpture, “We Were Strangers Once Too.” Bring your sweetie and celebrate with […]

    Read More
  • photofeat

    Beau Stanton’s Cursum Perficio mural

    Monday, February 13, 2017

    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 […]

    Read More
  • Hive2

    Hive (Bleecker Street)

    Thursday, February 9, 2017

    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 […]

    Read More
  • robert-malmberg

    Tonight- Robert Malmberg LIGHT WAVES

    Thursday, February 9, 2017

    It may be a snow day out there, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun tonight! Tonight, head to the beautiful Quin Hotel for drinks and art. This year, […]

    Read More
  • henry-miller-carl-van-vechten-wiki[1]

    Williamsburg

    Wednesday, February 8, 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 […]

    Read More
  • we-were-strangers-once-too

    #LOVETRUMPSHATE- Times Square Valentine Sculpture dedicated to Immigrants

    Tuesday, February 7, 2017

    Each year, I look forward to the interactive Valentine’s sculpture in Times Square- which is unveiled today. This year’s winner of the annual Valentine Heart Design Competition, The Office for […]

    Read More
  • RichardWoods

    Richard Woods Facade

    Monday, February 6, 2017

    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 […]

    Read More
  • bluemoon

    Blue Moon and Karaoke for February’s #Midnightmoment

    Wednesday, February 1, 2017

    February’s #MidnightMoment from Times Square Arts is the whimsical release that we all need. Da Corte’s surreal short film features the Moon, singing “Blue Moon” karaoke no less, clad in […]

    Read More
  • Art of Food hosted by Our Town a Straus publication

    Food inspired by Art- at the Art of Food at Sotheby’s this weekend

    Tuesday, January 31, 2017

    The Art of Food, February 4th at Sotheby’s, not only combines my favorite things (art and food!), but it’s also pretty inspiring. For the event, top chefs from some of the best restaurants […]

    Read More
  • Dan-Flavin-Untitledfeature

    Dan Flavin at Dia

    Tuesday, January 31, 2017

    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 […]

    Read More
  • Fashion-Speak-Fridays

    Marie Antoinette and her Hairdresser

    Monday, January 30, 2017

    Join in for a fascinating talk about Léonard Autié, Marie Antoinette’s hairdresser and confidant, with Will Bashor, author of Marie Antoinette’s Head: The Royal Hairdresser, the Queen, and the Revolution […]

    Read More
  • unnamed-2

    Tonight! Logan Hicks- The Story of My Life at Taglialatella Galleries

    Thursday, January 26, 2017

    Tonight’s the night!  To close out Logan Hicks’ epic stencil mural on the Bowery Wall, Taglialatella Galleries will release an edition of hand sprayed multiples of the image, along with […]

    Read More

What's Up

we-were-strangers-once-too
Feb
7

#LOVETRUMPSHATE- Times Square Valentine Sculpture dedicated to Immigrants

Each year, I look forward to the interactive Valentine’s sculpture in Times Square- which is unveiled today. This year’s winner of the annual Valentine Heart Design Competition, The Office for […]

Read More

Neighborhoods

Santiago Calatrava
Oct
6

New York Times Capsule by Santiago Calatrava

I always loved the idea of the time capsule. There’s one I mentioned at the 1939 World’s Fair site in Queens, not to be opened until  6939 AD. There’s the one in my […]

nancy-Spero
Oct
4

Diva in the Subway

Gleaming in a gold dress with red hair, could it be…me? No, silly! Deep in the subway station of the 1 train at West 66th Street, aka Lincoln Center, are […]

feat
Oct
3

Murray Hill’s Gingerbread Carriage House

Alongside the traffic to the Queens-Midtown tunnel is this gingerbread of a house with an artistic past. The Flemish Revival former stable house was built in 1902 by architect Ralph […]

peggy-guggenheim3
Sep
29

Jackson Pollock Pissed in Peggy Guggenheim’s Fireplace. And Painted her an Early Mural

After her divorce from Max Ernst, super collector Peggy Guggenheim moved into this duplex apartment in 1943, adding a new address to where New York’s art world elite would gather. […]

3109782939_cd649a9092[1]
Sep
28

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 […]

yaffa2
Sep
27

Yaffa Cafe

It saddens me greatly that Yaffa Cafe is gone, but I still must pay tribute to the overly ornamental kitsch that defined my late teen years coming to New York. […]

Central Park, Artist Studios, manhattan, Gainsborough Corporation, Gainsborough Studios
Sep
23

Gainsborough Studios

Central Park South today is more associated with tourists and horse carriages than artists. But in 1908, an entire building was built, just so a group of artists could have […]

Delmore
Sep
21

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 […]

Brambilla-civilizationFeature
Sep
20

Heaven in an Elevator

The Standard, High Line is a design feat itself. The opulent glass structure sits on the edge of the Hudson, atop the Highline Park in the Meat Packing District, providing gorgeous […]

homesweethome2
Sep
16

Gordon Matta Clark’s Home Sweet Home

For a year or so, the bar Home Sweet Home on Chrystie was my go-to for a guaranteed dance party in Manhattan on the weekends. As all things are cyclical, […]

Rodney-Carroll-Stamen
Sep
15

Stamen by Rodney Carroll

In 1967, the Churchill Building was one of New York’s largest luxury buildings. The sculpture at the front of the 2nd avenue facade was commissioned by the building in 2008. […]

Burroughs
Sep
14

The Bunker

Lit Nerd Wednesday! Where do I start when it comes to William S. Burroughs? From the moment he stepped foot in New York City it was high drama, be it […]

Calder-Saurien
Sep
13

Calder’s Saurien

Although I’m more of a fan of his mobiles, this Alexander Calder stabile on Madison Avenue is pretty cool. Straddled across the corner sidewalk under the eaves of the IBM […]

Billbrand2
Sep
9

Masstransiscope

Some subway art is questionable, but Bill Brand’s Masstransiscope is one of my favorites- creative, fun and unexpected. Newly restored in 2008, the piece can be seen from the B […]

Clicky Web Analytics