Art Nerd City Guides: New York · Los Angeles

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    Haring Unearthed

    Tuesday, March 28, 2017

    I can’t imagine an 8,200 square foot apartment in New York- but complete with its own Keith Haring mural- preposterous! When realtors were renovating the epic “maisonette,” they accidentally unearthed […]

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    The Art of Spray Paint at Wall Works Gallery

    Tuesday, March 28, 2017

    Join me Saturday from 5-8 at Wall Works Gallery for The Art of Spray Paint Exhibition, the companion show to my second book, with work by Logan Hicks, PichiAvo (the […]

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    The Paintings of Menswear Designer Franco Lacosta

    Thursday, March 23, 2017

    Tonight, menswear designer Franco Lacosta shares his paintings at his gorgeous Chelsea studio. 508 West 26st ( 10/11 ave) Loft 5G The Highline Loft Chelsea from 6-9 pm!  

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    Danceteria

    Thursday, March 23, 2017

    Like most 1980s art meccas in New York, the epic Danceteria club, where Keith Haring was a busboy, is of course now luxury condos. Madonna worked there as a hat […]

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    Circle in the Square

    Wednesday, March 22, 2017

    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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    Messengers, Two-Person show, You Jung Byun and Yuzuru Akimoto

    Wednesday, March 15, 2017

    Children’s book illustrator You Jung Byun is mostly known to the younger set, but her beautifully imaginative illustrations can be enjoyed by any age. Byun is also the prettier-half of […]

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    Sunset Park

    Wednesday, March 15, 2017

    Lit Nerd Wednesday! Sunset Park may not give off the hip image of Brooklyn blanketing the zeitgeist in modern day pop culture but in the late 1940s and 50s it […]

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    Manual Digital Curated by Beth Waldman at Space 151

    Wednesday, March 15, 2017

    Planes of light and dark in contrasting colors counteract one another, revealing remarkable complexity in the works on view as part of Manual Digital, an exhibit highlighting eight artists in […]

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    Rothko and The Four Seasons: Those Sons of Bitches

    Tuesday, March 14, 2017

    The Four Seasons Restaurant is one of the swankiest places to have a meal in New York- so swanky that Mark Rothko decided he didn’t want his paintings hung there. […]

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    Crash, Bio and Nick – “The Collaborations” opening Thursday 3/9

    Wednesday, March 8, 2017

    CRASH BIO Nick Walker A show over a year in the making…join us for the opening of our “The Collaborations” show, sponsored by Ilegal Mezcal on Thursday, March 9 from 7-10pm. Space is […]

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    The Golden Swan Garden

    Wednesday, March 8, 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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    Gracie Mansion Gallery site

    Monday, March 6, 2017

    The artistic spirit of the East Village of the 1980s was one I dream about, and live through movies like “Downtown 81”, “Slaves of New York” and modern period movies […]

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    Art on Paper featuring Tahiti Pehrson as curated by Lynzy Blair

    Friday, March 3, 2017

    The only fair dedicated solely to one medium, the fair returns for the third year to celebrate artists who transform ordinary paper into delicate, detailed and meticulous works of art. […]

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    The House of Scribner

    Wednesday, March 1, 2017

    Lit Nerd Wednesday! Who knew that the Sephora  at the bottom of the gloriously old building on 497 Fifth Avenue had a lot in common with writing. Authors like Dawn […]

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    Chad Hasegawa as curated by DK Johnston

    Tuesday, February 28, 2017

    This Saturday, Hasegawa elevates the medium of ordinary house paint into the fine art realm, with a new show of beautifully rendered abstract paintings at DK Johnston’s The MARCY Project. […]

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Feb
14

Get Loved Up in Times Square for V Day

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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Neighborhoods

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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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Jun
17

Time Landscape

Time Landscape is blooming and booming! The fenced in trees and shrubs on this corner are not just a public parks display, but in fact a land artwork by Alan […]

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Jun
14

Edward Hopper’s Upstate Art Center

Edward Hopper lived most of his life at 3 Washington Square North, but he grew up a short drive Upstate in Nyack. His sister Marion stayed in his childhood home, […]

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Jun
13

Tier 3 and Basquiat

Like Mudd Club, Tier 3 was a integral part of the late 1970s downtown scene in Manhattan. The No Wave art nightclub was where George Condo first met Basquiat when […]

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Jun
10

Sculpture of William Tecumseh Sherman

Sculptor and designer for coins for the US Mint, Augustus Saint Gaudens studied at Cooper Union and the National Academy of Design. He began casting bronze for Civil War memorials, […]

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Jun
8

Pete’s Tavern

LitNerd Wednesday! In the eternal race to be the oldest bar in New York City it’s hard to top McSorely’s. Besides it’s timelessly sodden old age it has some great […]

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Jun
7

The Forgotten Mistress of Art Deco

Hildreth Meière was a high society muralist and mosaicist partially responsible for bringing the glorious Art Deco style to New York City, defining the elegance of the era. You probably miss […]

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Jun
6

Mt. Vernon Hotel and Museum

The Upper East Side/Sutton Place area of Manhattan is mostly a mix of high rise apartments, hospitals, and the further west you go, octogenarians with awkwardly taut skin. Far east […]

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