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  • 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
26

Jon Burgerman HAPPY PLACE curated by Lori Zimmer

I hope you can join us next week for Jon Burgerman’s HAPPY PLACE, a pop up exhibition at the wonderful Spoke Art (210 Rivington Street)! Friday night, join us for […]

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Neighborhoods

Nov
17

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 […]

Nov
15

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 […]

Nov
11

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 […]

Nov
8

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 […]

Nov
3

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 […]

Nov
2

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 […]

Oct
31

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 […]

Oct
27

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 […]

Oct
25

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 […]

Oct
21

Berlin Wall in Battery Park

In 1982, French artist Thierry Noir moved to West Berlin, chasing the music scene created when David Bowie and Iggy Pop moved to the German city. Over the course of […]

R. kees Verkade, Man on a wire, columbia university, tight rope walker
Oct
20

Tight Rope Walker

No, the sculpture at Revson Plaza is not an homage to Man on a Wire, but actually a bronze gifted in 1979. Created by sculptore R. Kees Verkade, it depicts […]

Oct
18

Stephen Sprouse

After surprisingly declaring bankruptcy in 1985, designer and visionaire Stephen Sprouse opened a three floor flagship store on Wooster in 1987. (which later continued in its arts roots by being […]

DIA Foundation, Walter DeMaria, Earth Room, Broken Kilometer, Vertical Earth Kilometer, Soho, Eileen Fisher, West Broadway
Oct
17

Broken Kilometer

Set amidst the fancy designer shops of West Broadway sits another Dia Foundation supported site. On the ground floor of the building next to Eileen Fisher’s flagship fashions, visitors will […]

Oct
13

Noguchi’s Waterfall

The devil’s number may be 666, but in the lobby of the Fifth Avenue building bearing this address is a little slice of meditative heaven. Simply called “Ceiling and Waterfall” […]

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