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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Jan
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Marie Antoinette and her Hairdresser

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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Neighborhoods

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Jul
12

Studio of Jasper Johns

Built in 1912, the neo-classical gem on the corner of Essex and Houston was originally the Provident Loan Society, long before becoming the long time studio space of famed painter […]

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Jul
11

Booze Books + Art

You probably know The Library bar as the place to get cheap drinks strong enough to take paint off cars, tall boy Tecates, or the only place playing NOFX and […]

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Jul
7

An Artist-dedicated Playground With No Art

Augustus Saint Gaudens is known as the premier sculptor of the Gilded Age. Probably his most popular piece is the sparkly gilded statue of William Tecumseh Sherman that glitters in […]

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Jul
6

The San Remo Cafe

Lit Nerd Wednesday! Greenwich Village during the 1950’s was a magical time in post-WWII bohemia where painters, writers and poets mingled in bars and cafes in what was then part […]

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Jul
5

Flatiron Prow Artspace

Everyone knows I wander the streets of New York, taking in the architecture with an overly romantic eye, and gazing up at the Flatiron Building is like icing on the […]

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Jul
1

Jose Maria Sert- Time

Walking into the lobby at 30 Rock, visitors get an eyeful of a giant muscular Titan, who is straddling two columns directly over head. Aside from the up-crotch view, the […]

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Jun
30

Light and Movement at Rockefeller Center

Behind the heavyweight Atlas sculpture that upstages 630 Fifth Avenue is a tranquil artwork of light and sculpture that transforms the lobby of the International Building as an art gallery. […]

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Jun
29

Atlas Shrugged

The Art Deco-style giant bronze of Atlas, carrying the weight of the world on his shoulders, caused quite a stir when it was installed in 1937. First of all, the […]

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Jun
28

The History of Transportation in gorgeous crimson and gold

The often missed lobby of 10 Rockefeller may be directly next to the Today Show concerts, but for some reason it is totally under the radar- which is a shame […]

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Jun
27

Noguchi’s NEWS

The massive steel sculpture that rises above the entrance to 50 Rock is by none other than sculptor Isamu Noguchi. Weighing in at a whopping 9 tonnes, the piece was […]

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Jun
24

Cannon’s Walk

More history than art, Cannon’s Walk is one of my favorite hidden New York history sites, that I want to share with you- so there! This historic buildings that line […]

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Jun
23

Ken Hiratsuka’s Carved Granite Sidewalk in Noho

The late patron of the arts, Tony Goldman, left his mark on New York City, and is probably best known for making the wall on Houston and Bowery a rotating […]

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Jun
21

The Dakota

The Dakota has been a legendary residence for years. John and Yoko lived here, in addition to a zillion other famous people, including Lauren Bacall, Leonard Bernstein, Connie Chung and […]

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Jun
20

Chaim Gross’s Studio

I love how New York is full of little gems and secret museums- even living here for years I’m still discovering new ones. Late in his life, Sculptors Guild founder […]

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