Art Nerd City Guides: New York · Los Angeles

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    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- […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    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, […]

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    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 […]

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    #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 […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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bluemoon
Feb
1

Blue Moon and Karaoke for February’s #Midnightmoment

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 […]

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Neighborhoods

Upper West Side, Dante, The Thinker, Auguste Rodin, Columbia University Philosophy, The Gates of Hell, Public Sculpture New York
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 […]

shepfeat
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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Aug
31

Chumley’s

Lit Nerd Wednesday! Remember the faux-speakeasy craze of the early aughts? For a while I dug this rehash of the 1920s but then it became a hassle — if it […]

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Aug
30

John Ahearn’s Double Dutch

John Ahearn and Rigoberto Torres’ South Bronx casting projects are now a thing of legend, and could be seen in our art world at the ill fated Max Fish Bar, Socrates […]

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Aug
29

DeMedici’s Butt- Caffe Reggio

Treat your ass like a DeMedici! Unless you go to NYU, most New Yorkers avoid the cheesiness that has become MacDougal Street. Most of the bars have built in beer […]

M_Moore
Aug
24

Fort Greene

LitNerd Wednesday! I just can’t quite get out of this Brooklyn literary history theme of the past week — so many planted down here and I still haven’t touched on […]

Carnegie Mansion
Aug
23

Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum/ Andrew Carnegie Mansion

The newly rebranded Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum takes residence in the gorgeous former mansion of Andrew Carnegie, built during the Gilded Age of 1903. Carnegie lived in the gargantuan […]

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Aug
18

Apartment of Piet Mondrian

Piet Mondrian lived in an apartment on this spot after fleeing the Nazi invasion of Holland then the London Blitz. Yikes. Inspired by the freedom of New York, he painted […]

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Aug
17

West 8th Street

Lit Nerd Wednesday!   It’s strange to think of West Eighth Street as anything but a few blocks of tacky shoe stores but in the 1950s and 60s it was […]

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Aug
15

WK Interact’s Climbing the Walls

The Lower East Side has become a horrifying mass of frat boys. The former hot bed of creativity is now home to annoying bar after annoying bar. Sandwiched between the […]

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Aug
12

The Zabludowicz Collection

Private collectors Poju and Anita Zabludowicz have such a vast art collection, that they have private museum spaces in London, Finland and New York. Part of their crazy collection can […]

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