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  • Keith Haring’s Bathroom

    Tuesday, May 15, 2018

    One of Keith Haring’s final goodbyes to New York before AIDS took him from this world in 1990 was perhaps one of his most personal, portraying the artist’s celebration of […]

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  • Moonbird by Joan Miro

    Monday, May 14, 2018

    Before Joan Miro’s 14 foot Moonbird sat in front of the north side of the Solow Building, Sheldon Solow had an Alexander Calder mobile installed- only to see it blown […]

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  • Gotham Book Mart

    Wednesday, May 9, 2018

    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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  • Opening in One Week: In Bloom curated by Lori Zimmer and DK Johnston

    Thursday, May 3, 2018

    The newest exhibition from Quin Arts, “In Bloom,” launches May 10 at the Quin, located at 57th Street and Sixth Avenue. The group exhibition, co-curated by Quin Arts curator DK […]

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  • Pissing on Queen Elizabeth I

    Tuesday, May 1, 2018

    In 1926, publishing giant, William Randolph Hearst, opened the lavish Warwick Hotel to cater to the elite, and his mistress, Hollywood actress Marion Davies. Hearst sought out famed illustrator and […]

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  • Get your tix for the Urban Glass Gala After Party!

    Friday, April 27, 2018

    I’m so excited to be on the After Party committee for Urban Glass’s 2018 Gala, taking place Wednesday, May 9 from 9-11pm. Please join us for a fabulous evening in UrbanGlass’ […]

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  • Perpetually Closed Gallery

    Thursday, April 26, 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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  • Circle in the Square

    Wednesday, April 25, 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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  • Snag 50% off tix to the New York debut of Moniker Art Fair

    Friday, April 20, 2018

    Happy Friday Art Nerd New York readers! Celebrate the weekend with your very own discount to the upcoming international urban art hot spot, Moniker Art Fair! After nearly a decade […]

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  • Helen Frankenthaler

    Friday, April 20, 2018

    Gagosian artist Helen Frankenthaler was a female contender during the time of Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning and Arshile Gorky. Like these dudes, she utilized color and semi-ambiguous figuration, but […]

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  • AMREF’s Contemporary African Art Auction is now LIVE on Artsy

    Thursday, April 19, 2018

    Caught of preview of the beautiful work now up for auction on Artsy for the 2018 Amref ArtBall. The auction is now live, so now is the time to pick […]

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  • Marcel Duchamp

    Chasing Marcel Duchamp Around New York

    Thursday, April 19, 2018

    During his lifetime, visionaire Surrealist, Cubist and Dadaist, Marcel Duchamp took residence in New York many times.  In 1915, after the declaration of World War 1, he fled Europe, moving  into a […]

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  • 2018 Amref ArtBall with Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys honoring Toyin Ojih Odutola

    Wednesday, April 11, 2018

    The 2018 Amref Health Africa ArtBall is just around the corner. Taking place on Saturday, April 28th at design space A/D/O in Brooklyn, New York, ArtBall 2018 will honor artist Toyin Ojih Odutola […]

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  • The Poetry Center

    Wednesday, April 11, 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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  • Slim Aarons as curated by DK Johnston and Getty Images Gallery

    Tuesday, April 10, 2018

    Slim Aarons as curated by DK Johnston and Getty Images Gallery will debut a bespoke penthouse collection within the three floors atop the Quin (101 West 57th Street) open for […]

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What's Up

Apr
4

Panel discussion “Then She Did” with Janette Beckman, Katrina Del Mar, Joanne Leah, Indie184 and more

Please join us on Sunday April 8th for a panel discussion on women in the arts, moderated by Sarah Potter, “The Good Witch of The Art World” and founder of […]

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Neighborhoods

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 […]

Jan
30

Eleanor

A throw back to the traditional style of public art, the bronze statue, is Penelope Jenck’s statue of Eleanor Roosevelt at the entrance to Riverside Park on the Upper West […]

Jan
25

West Village Surprise: West 10th Window

It may not look like much in between exhibitions, but the West 10th Window comes on like a little art surprise in the city. Since 2003, there are a smattering […]

Jan
24

4 Seasons Seasoned

Its no secret that I am attracted to anything sparkly. It is also no secret that I find much of the MTA’s subway art kinda boring. I do however love Robert […]

Jan
23

Nam June Paik’s 429 Old TVs

Although it sorta reminds me of childhood trips to the electronics store at the mall, Nam June Paik’s Chase Information Wall seems incredibly dated, although only 21 years old. Made […]

Jan
20

Jan
17

James Turrell, Light Box

The lobby of 505 Fifth Avenue is a permanent art installation. Artist James Turrell’s collaboration with architects Kohn Pederson Fox Associates have transformed the office building lobby into a glowing […]

Jan
16

Haring’s Altar Piece

When the late great Keith Haring finally succumbed to feeling the sickness of HIV, he made one last art work. In January of 1990, just one month before his death, […]

Jeff Koons, David LaChapelle, Barbara Krueger, Damien Hirst, EV Day
Jan
13

Lever House Art Collection

The Lever House was one of the first glassy skyscrapers to open on Park Avenue, changing the look of the masonry street into a business center in 1952.  Now we […]

Jan
12

The Tallest Hotel Filled with William DeBilzan Art

New York, the best city ever, is now home to the tallest hotel in the Western Hemisphere- the newly opened Marriott on 54th Street. To go along with its  grandeur […]

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