Art Nerd New York | Los Angeles

  • The Golden Swan Garden

    Wednesday, October 4, 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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  • Andy Freeberg as curated by DK Johnston

    Monday, October 2, 2017

    Opening Thursday, October 5th at The Quin Hotel, 101 West 57th Street Andy Freeberg as curated by DK Johnston, includes work from three of Freeberg’s published series: Sentry, Guardians, and […]

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  • Win a copy of Art of Spray Paint signed by Logan Hicks, Crash, Nick Walker + Joe Iurato

    Monday, October 2, 2017

    Want to win a copy of The Art of Spray Paint signed by CRASH aka John Matos, Joe Iurato, Logan Hicks, Lori Zimmer and Nick Walker ? It’s easy! Donate […]

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  • Leo Villareal Volume

    Monday, October 2, 2017

    Inspired by the lights of nearby Times Square, Art Nerd New York  favorite Leo Villareal was commissioned to create a gorgeous glowing installation for the lobby of the Durst Corporation […]

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  • Lee Bontecou is Frightening

    Thursday, September 21, 2017

    Lee Bontecou’s futuristic and ominous works are at once painting and sculpture. Made from steel frames and recycled canvas (like conveyor belts and mail sacks, rather than fine artist’s canvas), […]

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  • Natural Selection Comes Together at Galerie Protégé

    Thursday, September 21, 2017

    Galerie Protégé in New York City’s Chelsea neighborhood is currently presenting Natural Selection, a group show featuring work by 15 artists who present several paintings, collages, and other mixed media […]

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  • The Little Prince in New York City

    Wednesday, September 20, 2017

    Lit Nerd Wednesday! The Little Prince is hardly a book that suggests New York City but in reality it has a lot to do with it. Conceived by Antoine de […]

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  • Paul Bartel: A New York Tribute in Film and Exhibition

    Monday, September 18, 2017

    On October 13-19, 2017, join filmmaker David Savage for a week-long career retrospective of independent film pioneer PAUL BARTEL (1938-2000) at Anthology Film Archives in New York City — the […]

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  • The Crosby Hotel

    Monday, September 18, 2017

    Jaume Plesna‘s giant letter-heads are usually featured at some gallery or another- or in the lobby of a New York hotel. The Crosby was voted one of the best art […]

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  • The Oscar Wilde Temple Calls Us to Prayer

    Thursday, September 14, 2017

    To many in New York, Oscar Wilde is thought of with fondness; a gateway out of adolescence in our small towns, a romantic, a gay icon- even the subject of […]

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  • The Palladium

    Thursday, September 14, 2017

    Another take over by NYU (who are slowly owning this whole city), was New York’s most famous nightclub, The Palladium. The one time concert hall was built in 1927 and […]

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  • Bedford Street

    Wednesday, September 13, 2017

      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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  • O: Solo Exhibition of Paintings by Eric Helvie Opens September 7th

    Wednesday, September 6, 2017

    Helvie’s newest paintings capture loading Instagram images initially taken as screen captures from the artist’s personal feed and then painstakingly rendered in oils. The seven new works seamlessly move between […]

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  • Cafe Le Metro

    Wednesday, August 30, 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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  • Williamsburg

    Wednesday, August 16, 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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What's Up

Jul
16

TODAY: Rubin Museum Block Party!

The annual family-fun (and free) block party is back, celebrating the exhibition “The World Is Sound.” Spend the day noshing on Himalayan snacks, live performances such as The Blue Angels […]

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Neighborhoods

Sep
2

Art Deco Splendor on Exchange

We love the art in the architecture of New York, and were stopped dead in our tracks when passing 20 Exchange Street. The doors at the former City Bank Farmers […]

Sep
1

Warhol’s Favorite Restaurant- Elaine’s

When it opened in 1963, Elaine’s Restaurant on the Upper East Side quickly became a haven for artists and writers alike. Andy Warhol often dined here as did Helen Frankenthaler […]

Aug
31

Chumley’s

Lit Nerd Wednesday! Remember the faux-speakeasy craze of the early aughts? For a while I dug this rehash of the 1920s but then it became a hassle — if it […]

Aug
30

John Ahearn’s Double Dutch

John Ahearn and Rigoberto Torres’ South Bronx casting projects are now a thing of legend, and could be seen in our art world at the ill fated Max Fish Bar, Socrates […]

Aug
29

DeMedici’s Butt- Caffe Reggio

Treat your ass like a DeMedici! Unless you go to NYU, most New Yorkers avoid the cheesiness that has become MacDougal Street. Most of the bars have built in beer […]

Aug
24

Fort Greene

LitNerd Wednesday! I just can’t quite get out of this Brooklyn literary history theme of the past week — so many planted down here and I still haven’t touched on […]

Aug
23

Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum/ Andrew Carnegie Mansion

The newly rebranded Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum takes residence in the gorgeous former mansion of Andrew Carnegie, built during the Gilded Age of 1903. Carnegie lived in the gargantuan […]

Aug
18

Apartment of Piet Mondrian

Piet Mondrian lived in an apartment on this spot after fleeing the Nazi invasion of Holland then the London Blitz. Yikes. Inspired by the freedom of New York, he painted […]

Aug
15

WK Interact’s Climbing the Walls

The Lower East Side has become a horrifying mass of frat boys. The former hot bed of creativity is now home to annoying bar after annoying bar. Sandwiched between the […]

Aug
12

The Zabludowicz Collection

Private collectors Poju and Anita Zabludowicz have such a vast art collection, that they have private museum spaces in London, Finland and New York. Part of their crazy collection can […]

Marc Chagall, The Triumph of Music, Lincoln Center
Aug
11

Chagall’s Murals at Lincoln Center

In 1966, master painter Marc Chagall painted to enormous murals for the Metropolitan Opera, entitled “The Triumph of Music” and “The Sources of Music.” The murals, considered New York treasures, […]

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 […]

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