Art Nerd City Guides: New York · Los Angeles

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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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    The Art of Spray Paint at Wall Works Gallery

    Tuesday, March 28, 2017

    Join me Saturday from 5-8 at Wall Works Gallery for The Art of Spray Paint Exhibition, the companion show to my second book, with work by Logan Hicks, PichiAvo (the […]

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    The Paintings of Menswear Designer Franco Lacosta

    Thursday, March 23, 2017

    Tonight, menswear designer Franco Lacosta shares his paintings at his gorgeous Chelsea studio. 508 West 26st ( 10/11 ave) Loft 5G The Highline Loft Chelsea from 6-9 pm!  

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    Danceteria

    Thursday, March 23, 2017

    Like most 1980s art meccas in New York, the epic Danceteria club, where Keith Haring was a busboy, is of course now luxury condos. Madonna worked there as a hat […]

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    Circle in the Square

    Wednesday, March 22, 2017

    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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    Messengers, Two-Person show, You Jung Byun and Yuzuru Akimoto

    Wednesday, March 15, 2017

    Children’s book illustrator You Jung Byun is mostly known to the younger set, but her beautifully imaginative illustrations can be enjoyed by any age. Byun is also the prettier-half of […]

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    Sunset Park

    Wednesday, March 15, 2017

    Lit Nerd Wednesday! Sunset Park may not give off the hip image of Brooklyn blanketing the zeitgeist in modern day pop culture but in the late 1940s and 50s it […]

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    Manual Digital Curated by Beth Waldman at Space 151

    Wednesday, March 15, 2017

    Planes of light and dark in contrasting colors counteract one another, revealing remarkable complexity in the works on view as part of Manual Digital, an exhibit highlighting eight artists in […]

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    Rothko and The Four Seasons: Those Sons of Bitches

    Tuesday, March 14, 2017

    The Four Seasons Restaurant is one of the swankiest places to have a meal in New York- so swanky that Mark Rothko decided he didn’t want his paintings hung there. […]

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    Crash, Bio and Nick – “The Collaborations” opening Thursday 3/9

    Wednesday, March 8, 2017

    CRASH BIO Nick Walker A show over a year in the making…join us for the opening of our “The Collaborations” show, sponsored by Ilegal Mezcal on Thursday, March 9 from 7-10pm. Space is […]

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    The Golden Swan Garden

    Wednesday, March 8, 2017

      Lit Nerd Wednesday! It’s hard to imagine when walking past the corner of West 4th and Sixth Avenue that on that little slice of greenery once stood a place […]

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    Gracie Mansion Gallery site

    Monday, March 6, 2017

    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 […]

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    Art on Paper featuring Tahiti Pehrson as curated by Lynzy Blair

    Friday, March 3, 2017

    The only fair dedicated solely to one medium, the fair returns for the third year to celebrate artists who transform ordinary paper into delicate, detailed and meticulous works of art. […]

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    The House of Scribner

    Wednesday, March 1, 2017

    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 […]

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    Chad Hasegawa as curated by DK Johnston

    Tuesday, February 28, 2017

    This Saturday, Hasegawa elevates the medium of ordinary house paint into the fine art realm, with a new show of beautifully rendered abstract paintings at DK Johnston’s The MARCY Project. […]

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Feb
28

Chad Hasegawa as curated by DK Johnston

This Saturday, Hasegawa elevates the medium of ordinary house paint into the fine art realm, with a new show of beautifully rendered abstract paintings at DK Johnston’s The MARCY Project. […]

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Neighborhoods

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Sep
8

The Thinker

Rodin’s The Thinker is one of the most recognizable statues in the world- and New York has its very own! The bronze sculpture in front of the Philosophy Hall at […]

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Sep
7

The Algonquin Hotel

Lit Nerd Wednesday! “This is not a novel to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown with great force.” “You can lead a horticulture but you can’t make her […]

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Sep
4

Commanda Commands The Bell House

Shepard Fairey’s collagey murals are in venues all over New York, but I was pleasantly surprised to find his Commanda piece at the far reaches of the Bell House. Despite […]

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Sep
2

Art Deco Splendor on Exchange

We love the art in the architecture of New York, and were stopped dead in our tracks when passing 20 Exchange Street. The doors at the former City Bank Farmers […]

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Sep
1

Warhol’s Favorite Restaurant- Elaine’s

When it opened in 1963, Elaine’s Restaurant on the Upper East Side quickly became a haven for artists and writers alike. Andy Warhol often dined here as did Helen Frankenthaler […]

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