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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Art of Food hosted by Our Town a Straus publication
Jan
31

Food inspired by Art- at the Art of Food at Sotheby’s this weekend

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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Neighborhoods

Marc Chagall, The Triumph of Music, Lincoln Center
Aug
11

Chagall’s Murals at Lincoln Center

In 1966, master painter Marc Chagall painted to enormous murals for the Metropolitan Opera, entitled “The Triumph of Music” and “The Sources of Music.” The murals, considered New York treasures, […]

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Aug
10

East Village

Lit Nerd Wednesday! “A sad park of Autumn, late Saturday afternoon — leaves by now so dry they make a general rattle and a little girl in a green knit […]

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Aug
4

Isamu Noguchi- Red Cube

Isamu Noguchi’s prolific career spanned from the 1920s until his death in 1988. Raised in Japan by his American mother (he is the illegitimate son of Japanese poet Yone Noguchi), […]

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Aug
3

McSorley’s

LitNerd Wednesday! Lets get the bad out of the way — McSorley’s has this funky stale onion and beer smell and there’s no bigger display of douchebaggery than on weekend […]

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Aug
1

Kettle of Fish

What is now Esperanto Café was once the original home of Kettle of Fish bar. In the 1960s the Beat writers and Warhol crowd hung here. Edie Sedgwick met Bob […]

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Jul
28

Marc Chagall’s Apartment

Marc Chagall has left his mark on New York City – Lincoln Center’s gorgeous Chagall murals are as famous as the Metropolitan Opera itself, and the United Nations building boasts […]

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Jul
26

Frank Stella’s Sack

The giant Salto nel Mio Sacco by Stella literally translates to “Jump into my Sack”. It hangs in the giant  lobby of CitiCorp Center, which is enclosed in glass windows and […]

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Jul
25

Otterness Mama Bear

I’m a fair person, so I’ve accepted the fact that some of you like  Tom Otterness. So, I guess I’ll let you know that one of his newer, cuter bronzes […]

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Jul
22

Club 57

Long before St. Marks turned into a smattering of random Asian places (it was all over the day Coney Island High closed and SUPERCUTS opened up- I’m still upset), it […]

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Jul
20

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 […]

New York’s rave days may be long over, but don’t tell that to Kenny Scharf’s basement. If you’re lucky enough to be invited to a party at the iconic artist’s East Williamsburg basement, make sure to stick to the Day-Glo dress code. Called the Cosmic Cavern, the space is Scharf’s neon fantasy come to life, and quite possibly his largest existing art installtion. Hanging from the ceilings, walls and floors are neon colored dolls, toys, kitchen utensils, plastic garbage, and furniture, intermixed with neon murals by Kenny Scharf. The room glows brightly with more black lights than my friend’s 30 year old brother’s room in his parents basement could ever dream of. When guests enter, their faces are painted with Day Glo paint by Kenny himself, letting everyone become one with the Cosmic Cavern. With disco pumping and people dancing, it feels as close to what I imagine New York in the early 80s was. Who: Kenny Scharf What: Cosmic Cavern Where: Undisclosed, East Williamsburg
Jul
19

KENNY SCHARF’S COSMIC CAVERN

We’re so sad this place is packed up and gone.  If you were lucky enough to be invited to a party at the iconic artist’s East Williamsburg basement, make sure […]

Tony Goldman, Henry Chalfant, Swoon, Francoise Schien, Subway Map Floating on a NY Sidewalk, 110 Green Street, Soho art
Jul
18

Subway Map Floating on a NY Sidewalk

The late Tony Goldman’s headquarters in Soho is chock full of art, from Henry Chalfant and Swoons in the lobby, to every inch of each tenants’ spaces on every floor. […]

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Jul
15

The Mercer Street Store

Before he opened the epic Fashion Moda, which connected the culture of the South Bronx to the art world, Stefan Eins ran the downtown alternative art space The Mercer Street […]

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Jul
13

The Golden Swan Garden

  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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