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  • Then She Did: I Didn’t Know an Art Exhibition With Female Artists was a What the Fuck Moment Anymore

    Tuesday, March 20, 2018

    Currently on view at the sprawling Plaxall Gallery in Long Island City is Then She Did, a group exhibition curated by Melissa McCaig-Welles and myself, (Lori Zimmer) which runs through […]

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  • Picasso, Bust of Sylvette, NYU, Noho

    Picasso’s Bust of Sylvette

    Monday, March 19, 2018

    New York University seems to have bought up this entire city. The Brutalist “Silver Towers” off Bleecker Street were designed in by I.M.Pei’s (who is most famous for designing the […]

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  • The Border is Open

    Thursday, March 15, 2018

    A new project space dedicated to immigrant artists has opened in Bushwick. The space, known as “The Border,” opened earlier this month with the goal of promoting talented emerging and […]

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  • The Algonquin Hotel

    Wednesday, March 14, 2018

    Lit Nerd Wednesday! “This is not a novel to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown with great force.” “You can lead a horticulture but you can’t make her […]

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  • McCaig-Welles & Zimmer present Joanne Leah at SCOPE NY

    Tuesday, March 6, 2018

    McCaig-Welles & Zimmer are pleased to present a solo booth exhibition by artist Joanne Leah. Joanne Leah is a Brooklyn-based artist who creates photo-based images that portray a series of […]

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    Monday, March 5, 2018

    Back in the 1930s, Caresse Crosby was the socialite talk of the town, known not only for inventing the modern bra (boob caresser) but also for throwing the best parties […]

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  • East West Gate

    Monday, March 5, 2018

    Although Yuyu Yang’s sculptures are inspired by natures, his giant reflective East West Gate reflects Wall Street behind it. Hovering in front of the Orient Overseas Building since 1973, the […]

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  • Lady Aiko- Bunny in the House at WALLWORKS NY

    Thursday, March 1, 2018

    Friday night- head to WALLWORKS for the one and only Lady Aiko’s latest show! Bunny in the House Lady Aiko solo exhibition March 2 – April 6, 2018 Opening Reception […]

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  • Warhol and 25 Sams

    Thursday, March 1, 2018

    Who would’ve associated the Upper East Side with Pop Art? Built in 1889 by Plaza Hotel architect Henry Hardenbergh (he also designed the Dakota), Andy Warhol bought this modest townhouse […]

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  • Bedford Street

    Wednesday, February 28, 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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  • Peace Fountain of Allegory

    Tuesday, February 27, 2018

    St John the Divine at 112th St is worth a pilgramage- for art. Aside from the famed Haring altar piece, the cathedral is flanked by a giant allegorical sculpture that […]

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  • ‘Beats of Africa’ Dance Night with Amref Health Africa tomorrow!

    Tuesday, February 27, 2018

    Shake off your Wednesday worries and join us for an evening of African music with DJ TAO, dancing and drink specials! What’s better than having fun while doing good? All ticket proceeds go […]

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  • Jose Parla Diary of Brooklyn

    Monday, February 26, 2018

    The new Barclays Center Stadium in Downtown Brooklyn opened with some controversy and pizazz. Locals hate the traffic it’ll bring, soda drinkers were pissed because it was the first location to […]

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  • “Then She Did “Swoon, Lady Pink, Allison Sommers, Joanne Leah, Janette Beckman,…

    Friday, February 23, 2018

    Curators Lori Zimmer and Melissa McCaig-Welles are pleased to present “Then She Did”, a mixed media group exhibition opening Saturday March 3rd from 6-10pm at The Plaxall Gallery LIC, featuring […]

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  • Sculptural Escape Off 57th Street

    Friday, February 23, 2018

    Sometimes I really love Midtown- I know, its not “cool” but whatever, there are some great hidden gems there, and the lack of coolness make them authentic. Take for example […]

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Some Strange Reaction curated by Robert Aloia and Melissa McCaig-Welles

Opening this Thursday Feb 1 at 212Arts (240 East 4th Street), Robert Aloia and Melissa McCaig-Welles have curated over 40 artists who have been invited to hand paint vinyl and […]

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Pissing on Queen Elizabeth I

Once upon a time, publishing giant, William Randolph Hearst, owned the Warwick Hotel. Hearst sought out famed illustrator and muralist Dean Cornwell to transform a salon in the hotel into […]


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 […]


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

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 […]


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 […]


Julian Opie and Andy Warhol x Times Square at CitizenM Hotel

Believe it or not, Times Square is not an art vacuum, despite its tendency to foster all things retail (and touristy). The CitizenM Hotel just north of the main thoroughfare […]


Woolworth Building

So, Woolworth’s is no more. But Frank W. Woolworth’s tribute to capitalism remains. The neo-Gothic building, designed by Cass Gilbert, was the tallest and most modern building in 1913- and […]


The Bonnie- a Pub in an Artist’s Vision

Can a bar be an experiential art installation? The Bonnie in Astoria may seem like another quaint watering hole from the street, but the cozy interior is the luxe vision […]


The Venus Demilos of Midtown

Walking down 6th Avenue near MoMA, you come across a triplicate of a familiar site. Three varying sized Venus de Milos stand in line along the plaza, but something about […]


I Shot Andy Warhol

In 1967, the  building that Warhol’s Silver Factory was in on East 47th was being torn down, so he moved it to the 6th Floor of the Union Square Decker […]


Tony Rosenthal, Alamo

Great news! The beloved “Cube” is FINALLY back….after being refurbished for what seems like forever. Can today be the official Cube Day? There’s no basement in this Alamo either. Seminal Cor-ten […]


National Arts Club

Founded in 1898, this gorgeous Gramercy mansion is dedicated to the fostering of the arts. With incredible interiors such as Tiffany ceilings and an impeccable art collection, the club also […]


Ab Ex Graffiti

711 Third Avenue was one of the first Modernist office buildings of its time, completed in 1956- as well as one of the first to recognize the value of awesome […]


City Hall Station

The subways truly amaze me. From thinking about how they were built over a hundred years ago with lesser construction technology, to the fact that they transport over 5 million […]

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