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

Aug
6

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

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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Neighborhoods

Mar
29

Morningside Heights

Lit Nerd Wednesday! Columbia University, besides being outrageously expensive and eminent domainy, played a key role in one of the biggest literary movements of the 20th century and one of […]

Mar
28

Haring Unearthed

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 […]

Mar
23

Danceteria

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 […]

Mar
15

Sunset Park

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 […]

Mar
14

Rothko and The Four Seasons: Those Sons of Bitches

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. […]

Mar
6

Gracie Mansion Gallery site

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 […]

Mar
1

The House of Scribner

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 […]

Feb
28

Leopard at Hotel des Artistes

The Hotel Des Artistes was opened in 1918 as a place for artists of all genres to live, work and flourish. Originally served by the Café des Artistes, The Leopard […]

Feb
16

Large Coqui by Tom Otterness

There really are Tom Otterness pieces all over New York (like my not so favorite “Life Underground”). Living around the corner from this site, Otterness has given the playground of […]

Feb
13

Beau Stanton’s Cursum Perficio mural

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 […]

Feb
9

Hive (Bleecker Street)

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 […]

Feb
7

Carnegie Artist Lofts

High above Carnegie Hall, The Carnegie Artist Studios housed musicians, painters, sculptors, actors, architects and other creatives since 1895. Some pretty famous people lived here, and creatively monumental evens happened […]

Feb
6

Richard Woods Facade

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 […]

Jan
31

Dan Flavin at Dia

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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