Art Nerd City Guides: New York · Los Angeles

  • Gotham Book Mart

    Wednesday, June 28, 2017

    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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  • Book Signing with Crash, Logan Hicks, Nick Walker and Joe Iurato for The Art of Spray Paint

    Tuesday, June 27, 2017

    I hope you can join us at the Urban Art Fair | New York 2017 (Spring Studios, 50 Varick street/6 St Johns Lane) for a double book signing on Friday, June 30 […]

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  • Gramercy Park Hotel

    Tuesday, June 27, 2017

    The Gramercy Park Hotel, situated just off New York’s exclusive private park, is fancy.  It is evident in every detail in every facet of the hotel that it was created by […]

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  • Secret Garden: The Female Gaze on Erotica

    Wednesday, June 21, 2017

    It’s not just a man’s world anymore. Next Tuesday June 27, 40 female artists fearlessly address sexual themes in their work with a gorgeous exhibition on nudes, “the gaze,” sensuality […]

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  • The San Remo Cafe

    Wednesday, June 21, 2017

    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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  • Hilary Swift as curated by DK Johnston at The Quin

    Tuesday, June 20, 2017

    Opening Thursday (6/22 7-9pm) at The Quin Hotel (101 West 57th Street) Hilary Swift’s photographs capture surprising portraits on the streets of New York- in the vein of the time-honored […]

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  • Storytime with Jon Burgerman & Oliver Jeffers!

    Thursday, June 15, 2017

    Next Monday from 4-5 at Books Are Magic at 225 Smith Street, UK artist Jon Burgerman will host an incredible story time with his newest picture book Splat! He’ll also be […]

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  • Roy Lictenstein’s Time Square Mural

    Thursday, June 15, 2017

    Another oversized Roy Lichtenstein piece is free for everyone to see- in the 42nd Street subway station. Just called “Times Square Mural,” The piece is huge- 6 feet high and […]

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  • UNCONTAINABLE opens with RETNA, Shepard Fairey, Logan Hicks, London Police + more

    Friday, June 9, 2017

    UNCONTAINABLE, opening June 9, is the precursor to the forthcoming National Institute of Urban Art. NIUA, opening in late 2017, will provide exhibition space, public education programs and artist services […]

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  • Closing Reception, Other Homes at Arsenal Gallery

    Thursday, June 8, 2017

    Come and celebrate the closing of Other Homes at Arsenal Gallery! Featuring a short walkthrough with the artists and curator and refreshments from 6-8 pm. We look forward to having […]

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  • Bannerman Castle of Curiosities

    Thursday, June 8, 2017

    You don’t have to go to Europe to explore castle ruins- just a 60 minute train ride from Grand Central is the epic architectural gem, Bannerman Castle. I first spotted […]

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  • Clinton Hill

    Wednesday, June 7, 2017

    Lit Nerd Wednesday! A little mix of punk rock and literature this week with Patti Smith whose love of poetry and prose was the original reason she moved to New […]

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  • Maxfield Parrish’s Painted Fart- and the Bloody Mary

    Monday, June 5, 2017

    The fantastical Gold Age-illustrated world of Maxfield Parrish lives forever at one of New York’s ritziest bars, the King Cole at the St. Regis Hotel. Hanging above the bar where […]

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  • The Monkey Bar and Hotel Elysee

    Wednesday, May 31, 2017

    Lit Nerd Wednesday! I have mixed feelings about Midtown — like the rest of the city, I find some of the modern architecture kind of awful but I really like the […]

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  • Summer Night Wishes at Elizabeth Street Garden

    Friday, May 26, 2017

    The gorgeous Elizabeth Street Garden is one of my favorite stops in Soho. Independent curator Marie-Salomé Peyronnel chose seven artists, including the Strokes’ Fabrizio Moretti, to transform the idyllic garden into […]

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What's Up

May
16

Keepsakers Group Exhibition

Tension between figure or object and the surrounding dense block of bold color and texture brings the three very different artists work together in this vibrant group exhibition- with works […]

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Neighborhoods

Aug
10

East Village

Lit Nerd Wednesday! “A sad park of Autumn, late Saturday afternoon — leaves by now so dry they make a general rattle and a little girl in a green knit […]

Aug
4

Isamu Noguchi- Red Cube

Isamu Noguchi’s prolific career spanned from the 1920s until his death in 1988. Raised in Japan by his American mother (he is the illegitimate son of Japanese poet Yone Noguchi), […]

Aug
3

McSorley’s

LitNerd Wednesday! Lets get the bad out of the way — McSorley’s has this funky stale onion and beer smell and there’s no bigger display of douchebaggery than on weekend […]

Aug
1

Kettle of Fish

What is now Esperanto Café was once the original home of Kettle of Fish bar. In the 1960s the Beat writers and Warhol crowd hung here. Edie Sedgwick met Bob […]

Jul
28

Marc Chagall’s Apartment

Marc Chagall has left his mark on New York City – Lincoln Center’s gorgeous Chagall murals are as famous as the Metropolitan Opera itself, and the United Nations building boasts […]

Jul
26

Frank Stella’s Sack

The giant Salto nel Mio Sacco by Stella literally translates to “Jump into my Sack”. It hangs in the giant  lobby of CitiCorp Center, which is enclosed in glass windows and […]

Jul
25

Otterness Mama Bear

I’m a fair person, so I’ve accepted the fact that some of you like  Tom Otterness. So, I guess I’ll let you know that one of his newer, cuter bronzes […]

Jul
22

Club 57

Long before St. Marks turned into a smattering of random Asian places (it was all over the day Coney Island High closed and SUPERCUTS opened up- I’m still upset), it […]

New York’s rave days may be long over, but don’t tell that to Kenny Scharf’s basement. If you’re lucky enough to be invited to a party at the iconic artist’s East Williamsburg basement, make sure to stick to the Day-Glo dress code. Called the Cosmic Cavern, the space is Scharf’s neon fantasy come to life, and quite possibly his largest existing art installtion. Hanging from the ceilings, walls and floors are neon colored dolls, toys, kitchen utensils, plastic garbage, and furniture, intermixed with neon murals by Kenny Scharf. The room glows brightly with more black lights than my friend’s 30 year old brother’s room in his parents basement could ever dream of. When guests enter, their faces are painted with Day Glo paint by Kenny himself, letting everyone become one with the Cosmic Cavern. With disco pumping and people dancing, it feels as close to what I imagine New York in the early 80s was. Who: Kenny Scharf What: Cosmic Cavern Where: Undisclosed, East Williamsburg
Jul
19

KENNY SCHARF’S COSMIC CAVERN

We’re so sad this place is packed up and gone.  If you were lucky enough to be invited to a party at the iconic artist’s East Williamsburg basement, make sure […]

Tony Goldman, Henry Chalfant, Swoon, Francoise Schien, Subway Map Floating on a NY Sidewalk, 110 Green Street, Soho art
Jul
18

Subway Map Floating on a NY Sidewalk

The late Tony Goldman’s headquarters in Soho is chock full of art, from Henry Chalfant and Swoons in the lobby, to every inch of each tenants’ spaces on every floor. […]

Jul
15

The Mercer Street Store

Before he opened the epic Fashion Moda, which connected the culture of the South Bronx to the art world, Stefan Eins ran the downtown alternative art space The Mercer Street […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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