Art Nerd City Guides: New York · Los Angeles

  • Summer Night Wishes at Elizabeth Street Garden

    Friday, May 26, 2017

    The gorgeous Elizabeth Street Garden is one of my favorite stops in Soho. Independent curator Marie-Salomé Peyronnel chose seven artists, including the Strokes’ Fabrizio Moretti, to transform the idyllic garden into […]

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  • The Poetry Center

    Wednesday, May 24, 2017

    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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  • That Side of Paradise: Katya Grokhovsky and Nyugen E. Smith

    Tuesday, May 23, 2017

    Don’t miss two incredible artists tomorrow night in a performance on a roof in Central Park! Katya Grokhovsky and Nyugen E. Smith share new performative works as part of Other […]

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  • Diane Arbus and the Westbeth

    Monday, May 22, 2017

    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 […]

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  • The Algonquin Hotel

    Wednesday, May 17, 2017

    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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  • Serra-Inspired House

    Tuesday, May 16, 2017

    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 […]

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  • The Bunker

    Wednesday, May 10, 2017

    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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  • Present Memories: the Art of Agnieszka Zak-Bielowa

    Thursday, May 4, 2017

    Contemporary realism has its fair share of disciples, but perhaps none are as earnest as artist Agnieszka Zak-Bielowa. Based in Warsaw, Poland, the artist’s current “Chusta” series is on view […]

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  • Other Homes- curated by Audra Lambert opening tonight

    Wednesday, May 3, 2017

    Art Nerd alumni Audra Lambert sas curated a beautiful show opening tonight – at a gallery in beautiful Central Park, which includes an artist I’ve worked with many times, Nyugen […]

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  • Aga Zak, Scar.f in the Wind

    Tuesday, May 2, 2017

    Aga Zak, Scar.f in the Wind The Polish artist’s realist paintings address themes of human rights and global multiculturalism, and the goal of her work is to celebrate cultural identity […]

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  • 112 Greene- Inspiration from Squalor

    Monday, May 1, 2017

    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 […]

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  • She Inspires- Opening Tuesday at The Untitled Space

    Monday, May 1, 2017

    Once again, The Untitled Space in Tribeca is using its art world cache to address issues that have become more prevalent in the current administration. As women around the country […]

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  • Brooklyn Heights

    Wednesday, April 26, 2017

    Lit Nerd Wednesday! On a tree-lined street in Brooklyn Heights a faded plaque rests on one of the many brownstones that dot the area — fitting as the reputation of […]

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  • May 6th AMREF ARTBALL honoring EL ANATSUI honorary host JACK SHAINMAN

    Monday, April 24, 2017

    The ArtBall 2017 invite is here! This year we have an even more fabulous event planned for Saturday, May 6th  – and we are hoping to sell it out! Along with […]

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  • Anne Barlinckhoff – Strength Africa

    Wednesday, April 19, 2017

    Born in Amsterdam, Barlinckhoff is a young photographer with the guts and gaul of the great documentary photographers of the past, traveling to the far edges of the earth to […]

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What's Up

May
2

Aga Zak, Scar.f in the Wind

Aga Zak, Scar.f in the Wind The Polish artist’s realist paintings address themes of human rights and global multiculturalism, and the goal of her work is to celebrate cultural identity […]

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Neighborhoods

Nov
2

Tony Rosenthal, Alamo

Great news! The beloved “Cube” is FINALLY back….after being refurbished for what seems like forever. Can today be the official Cube Day? There’s no basement in this Alamo either. Seminal Cor-ten […]

Oct
31

National Arts Club

Founded in 1898, this gorgeous Gramercy mansion is dedicated to the fostering of the arts. With incredible interiors such as Tiffany ceilings and an impeccable art collection, the club also […]

Oct
27

Ab Ex Graffiti

711 Third Avenue was one of the first Modernist office buildings of its time, completed in 1956- as well as one of the first to recognize the value of awesome […]

Oct
26

The Monkey Bar and Hotel Elysee

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 […]

Oct
25

City Hall Station

The subways truly amaze me. From thinking about how they were built over a hundred years ago with lesser construction technology, to the fact that they transport over 5 million […]

Oct
21

Berlin Wall in Battery Park

In 1982, French artist Thierry Noir moved to West Berlin, chasing the music scene created when David Bowie and Iggy Pop moved to the German city. Over the course of […]

R. kees Verkade, Man on a wire, columbia university, tight rope walker
Oct
20

Tight Rope Walker

No, the sculpture at Revson Plaza is not an homage to Man on a Wire, but actually a bronze gifted in 1979. Created by sculptore R. Kees Verkade, it depicts […]

Oct
18

Stephen Sprouse

After surprisingly declaring bankruptcy in 1985, designer and visionaire Stephen Sprouse opened a three floor flagship store on Wooster in 1987. (which later continued in its arts roots by being […]

DIA Foundation, Walter DeMaria, Earth Room, Broken Kilometer, Vertical Earth Kilometer, Soho, Eileen Fisher, West Broadway
Oct
17

Broken Kilometer

Set amidst the fancy designer shops of West Broadway sits another Dia Foundation supported site. On the ground floor of the building next to Eileen Fisher’s flagship fashions, visitors will […]

Oct
13

Noguchi’s Waterfall

The devil’s number may be 666, but in the lobby of the Fifth Avenue building bearing this address is a little slice of meditative heaven. Simply called “Ceiling and Waterfall” […]

Oct
11

Nara n Niagara

The closest that I’ll probably get to a real Yoshitomo Nara piece is at a bar in the East Village- only a thin layer of plastic separates my grubby hands […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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