Art Nerd New York | Los Angeles

  • 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

Mar
27

Damian Aquiles “Alquimista” Curated by Natalie Kates opens this week with FACUNDO Rum Collection partnership

This Thursday, Havana-based Damian Aquiles will return to New York for his first solo exhibition in the city since 2004, “Alquimista,” at the massive Highline Loft Gallery (508 west 26th […]

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Neighborhoods

Jan
10

Balls.

George Rhoads is kind of a dorky Renaissance man- a painter, origami master, and rolling ball run sculptor. His 42nd Street Ballroom sculpture doesn’t evoke dancing in gowns, but instead […]

Jan
9

Coenties Slip Group

The little strip called Coenties Slip was home to a group of artists in the 1950s headed by Robert Indiana. Ellsworth Kelly, Agnes Martin, James Rosenquist and Jack Youngerman had […]

Jan
6

Christie’s Auction House

Many people don’t realize that Auction houses are essentially free museums. So much important work from art history gets passed from private hands to private hands, occasionally lent to a […]

Jan
3

Sarah Sze, Blueprint for a Landscape

The long awaited 2nd Avenue Subway line is finally open, which means a bevy of new public art for our enjoyment. Sarah Sze was one of the first artists chosen […]

Jan
2

Philip Williams Poster Museum

The Philip Williams Poster Museum may be a retail store, but it feels like a step into an amazing time warp. First of all the space, which opened in 1973, […]

Dec
30

The Original New Year’s Eve Ball

Back in 1907, metalworker Jacob Starr made the first glowing ball to be lowered from One Times Square at midnight on December 31st. Just five feet in diameter, it didn’t […]

Dec
28

The Jane Hotel

The Jane is a maritime themed budget hotel with great décor. Patrons stay in cruise ship style rooms, as the building was originally built in 1908 as a hotel for […]

Dec
26

Tenth of Always with Andy Warhol and Candy Darling

Tenth of Always (currently The Madelyn) was a happening gay afterhours restaurant in the heart of the Village, frequented by Andy Warhol and Lou Reed. The place was run by […]

Dec
23

Bronze Plaques of Union Square

I bet you’ve never noticed these bronze plaques on the ground surrounding Union Square before. I know, you were too busy looking at the break dancers/tourists/green market/healing art sellers, but […]

Dec
15

The Pulitzer Fountain

The ultimate post-mortem vanity plate to himself, Joseph Pulitzer left $50,000 for the Pulitzer Fountain, to be erected in Grand Army Plaza at the South Eastern tip of Central Park. […]

Dec
6

George Bellows’ House

Across from the House of Fantasy, lived the great New York painter, George Bellows. From 1910 to 1925, Bellows lived in the townhouse, and worked in a studio in the […]

Dec
5

Gordon Matta-Clark’s FOOD Cafe

I love Gordon Matta-Clark. It is true. I love how he turned architecture into sculpture, by cutting holes in buildings or slicing them in half. I love how he bought […]

Tom Otterness, Life Underground, Meatpacking, Subway Art
Nov
29

Life Underground by Tom Otterness

Everyone I know loves Tom Otterness’ “Life Underground,” the Fraggle Rock Doozer-like small bronze characters inhabiting the 8th Avenue L train station. For some reason I’ve always hated them with […]

Nov
22

Gutzon Hates Duchamp

Everyone knows the work of Danish-American sculptor Gutzon Borlgum, whether you realize it or not- in 1941 he finally completed carving Mount Rushmore in South Dakota. Borglum made his mark […]

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