Art Nerd New York | Los Angeles

  • The Golden Swan Garden

    Wednesday, October 4, 2017

      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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  • Andy Freeberg as curated by DK Johnston

    Monday, October 2, 2017

    Opening Thursday, October 5th at The Quin Hotel, 101 West 57th Street Andy Freeberg as curated by DK Johnston, includes work from three of Freeberg’s published series: Sentry, Guardians, and […]

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  • Win a copy of Art of Spray Paint signed by Logan Hicks, Crash, Nick Walker + Joe Iurato

    Monday, October 2, 2017

    Want to win a copy of The Art of Spray Paint signed by CRASH aka John Matos, Joe Iurato, Logan Hicks, Lori Zimmer and Nick Walker ? It’s easy! Donate […]

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  • Leo Villareal Volume

    Monday, October 2, 2017

    Inspired by the lights of nearby Times Square, Art Nerd New York  favorite Leo Villareal was commissioned to create a gorgeous glowing installation for the lobby of the Durst Corporation […]

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  • Lee Bontecou is Frightening

    Thursday, September 21, 2017

    Lee Bontecou’s futuristic and ominous works are at once painting and sculpture. Made from steel frames and recycled canvas (like conveyor belts and mail sacks, rather than fine artist’s canvas), […]

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  • Natural Selection Comes Together at Galerie Protégé

    Thursday, September 21, 2017

    Galerie Protégé in New York City’s Chelsea neighborhood is currently presenting Natural Selection, a group show featuring work by 15 artists who present several paintings, collages, and other mixed media […]

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  • The Little Prince in New York City

    Wednesday, September 20, 2017

    Lit Nerd Wednesday! The Little Prince is hardly a book that suggests New York City but in reality it has a lot to do with it. Conceived by Antoine de […]

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  • Paul Bartel: A New York Tribute in Film and Exhibition

    Monday, September 18, 2017

    On October 13-19, 2017, join filmmaker David Savage for a week-long career retrospective of independent film pioneer PAUL BARTEL (1938-2000) at Anthology Film Archives in New York City — the […]

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  • The Crosby Hotel

    Monday, September 18, 2017

    Jaume Plesna‘s giant letter-heads are usually featured at some gallery or another- or in the lobby of a New York hotel. The Crosby was voted one of the best art […]

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  • The Oscar Wilde Temple Calls Us to Prayer

    Thursday, September 14, 2017

    To many in New York, Oscar Wilde is thought of with fondness; a gateway out of adolescence in our small towns, a romantic, a gay icon- even the subject of […]

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  • The Palladium

    Thursday, September 14, 2017

    Another take over by NYU (who are slowly owning this whole city), was New York’s most famous nightclub, The Palladium. The one time concert hall was built in 1927 and […]

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  • Bedford Street

    Wednesday, September 13, 2017

      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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  • O: Solo Exhibition of Paintings by Eric Helvie Opens September 7th

    Wednesday, September 6, 2017

    Helvie’s newest paintings capture loading Instagram images initially taken as screen captures from the artist’s personal feed and then painstakingly rendered in oils. The seven new works seamlessly move between […]

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  • Cafe Le Metro

    Wednesday, August 30, 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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  • Williamsburg

    Wednesday, August 16, 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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What's Up

Aug
1

Perceptions of Luxury with Audrey Kabla

My dear friend- author, professor and luxury brands expert- Audrey Kabla is giving a free talk at the lovely Beautique (8 West 58th Street) Wednesday night from 8-10pm, hosted by […]

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Neighborhoods

Oct
11

Nara n Niagara

The closest that I’ll probably get to a real Yoshitomo Nara piece is at a bar in the East Village- only a thin layer of plastic separates my grubby hands […]

Santiago Calatrava
Oct
6

New York Times Capsule by Santiago Calatrava

I always loved the idea of the time capsule. There’s one I mentioned at the 1939 World’s Fair site in Queens, not to be opened until  6939 AD. There’s the one in my […]

Oct
4

Diva in the Subway

Gleaming in a gold dress with red hair, could it be…me? No, silly! Deep in the subway station of the 1 train at West 66th Street, aka Lincoln Center, are […]

Oct
3

Murray Hill’s Gingerbread Carriage House

Alongside the traffic to the Queens-Midtown tunnel is this gingerbread of a house with an artistic past. The Flemish Revival former stable house was built in 1902 by architect Ralph […]

Sep
29

Jackson Pollock Pissed in Peggy Guggenheim’s Fireplace. And Painted her an Early Mural

After her divorce from Max Ernst, super collector Peggy Guggenheim moved into this duplex apartment in 1943, adding a new address to where New York’s art world elite would gather. […]

Sep
27

Yaffa Cafe

It saddens me greatly that Yaffa Cafe is gone, but I still must pay tribute to the overly ornamental kitsch that defined my late teen years coming to New York. […]

Central Park, Artist Studios, manhattan, Gainsborough Corporation, Gainsborough Studios
Sep
23

Gainsborough Studios

Central Park South today is more associated with tourists and horse carriages than artists. But in 1908, an entire building was built, just so a group of artists could have […]

Sep
20

Heaven in an Elevator

The Standard, High Line is a design feat itself. The opulent glass structure sits on the edge of the Hudson, atop the Highline Park in the Meat Packing District, providing gorgeous […]

Sep
16

Gordon Matta Clark’s Home Sweet Home

For a year or so, the bar Home Sweet Home on Chrystie was my go-to for a guaranteed dance party in Manhattan on the weekends. As all things are cyclical, […]

Sep
15

Stamen by Rodney Carroll

In 1967, the Churchill Building was one of New York’s largest luxury buildings. The sculpture at the front of the 2nd avenue facade was commissioned by the building in 2008. […]

Sep
13

Calder’s Saurien

Although I’m more of a fan of his mobiles, this Alexander Calder stabile on Madison Avenue is pretty cool. Straddled across the corner sidewalk under the eaves of the IBM […]

Sep
9

Masstransiscope

Some subway art is questionable, but Bill Brand’s Masstransiscope is one of my favorites- creative, fun and unexpected. Newly restored in 2008, the piece can be seen from the B […]

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 […]

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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