Mario Gonzales

Mario Gonzales

Mario Gonzales paints monsters and men. There’s little difference between them in his edgy, intriguing work. Famous for his tagline When it Reigns, I’m Poor, Mario makes art that speaks to the city.

The Rooster – Marc Chagall

The Rooster – Marc Chagall

Many misinterpret Marc Chagall’s work The Rooster. LadyKflo explains – it’s not just about sex. Love has many interpretations.

Lewis Latimer House Museum

Lewis Latimer House Museum

Lewis Latimer made history many times. From improving the lightbulb to helping Alexander Graham Bell, he’s a hero of invention and ingenuity.

Crixtover Edwin

Crixtover Edwin

A focused figurative artist, Crixtover Edwin paints magical portraits. This painter bridges the fantasy reality gap with a delicate touch and bright details.

Dyckman Farmhouse Museum

Dyckman Farmhouse Museum

New Yorkers know the name Dyckman. But many aren’t aware that this notoriety started with Dyckman Farmhouse. Luckily, it endures as a vital, engaging museum in Upper Manhattan.

The Met Cloisters – NYC

The Met Cloisters – NYC

The Met Cloisters graces Upper Manhattan with art, peace, and quiet. Not a religious place, it still feels like a spiritual sanctuary. That’s thanks to the calming spaces and extraordinary art collection.

WaterColor by Antonio

WaterColor by Antonio

WaterColor by Antonio lifts and lightens bodies with his work. There’s profound depth as well. That’s because strong lines and archetypal themes ground the work.

The Lott House – Brooklyn

The Lott House – Brooklyn

The Henrick I. Lott House makes the long trek into Deep South Brooklyn well worthwhile. This 1719 home itself makes history.

Running Works

Running Works

Hitting the road on foot keeps me happy and sane. Running works because it’s an ingrained habit. Daily jogs clear my mind. It’s not something I think about. I just do it.

Randi Matushevitz – Ugly Portraits

Randi Matushevitz – Ugly Portraits

Los Angeles painter, Randi Matushevitz reminds us badass babes are ageless. Her Ugly Portraits thrill me in a world buried behind cuteness filters.

Lefferts Family Farmhouse

Lefferts Family Farmhouse

The Lefferts family continue to influence Brooklyn today. That’s thanks to their family storyteller, Gertrude. Her books and stories give us a better picture of Brooklyn history

The Immigrants Sculpture – Luis Sanguino

The Immigrants Sculpture – Luis Sanguino

The Immigrants sculpture celebrates and portrays desperate longing all at once. It’s only steps across a path from Castle Clinton in Battery Park.

Nathan McKenney

Nathan McKenney

Painter Nathan McKenney, AKA @early_touch, creates engrossing artwork. If you love to dive into a painting and get lost in multiple meanings, this is the painter for you.

Fraunces Tavern Museum Thrills

Fraunces Tavern Museum Thrills

American History resonates throughout Fraunces Tavern. Sons of Liberty plotted our Revolutionary War. Then at its end, George Washington bid his troops farewell here.

Sister Wendy Beckett

Sister Wendy Beckett

I didn’t know Sister Wendy was my hero until she died last year. Beckett, an art-obsessed nun, was certainly one of my favorite people. And I knew I loved her. But it wasn’t until she left this mortal coil that I found out how deeply.

LadyKflo’s Best Art and Photography Books

LadyKflo’s Best Art and Photography Books

An exceptional coffee table book can change your life. In fact, the best art book in my collection did exactly that. Several of my photography books are life-changers too.

Tina Barney – Photographer

Tina Barney – Photographer

Tina Barney takes pictures of people in their comfort zones. But I love her most because she taught me how to look at photography as art.

Federico Clapis – Sculptor

Federico Clapis – Sculptor

I’ve long been obsessed with secret babies and taboos. Thus, my love for artist Federico Clapis. His babies aren’t the polished perfection of society’s status quo.

Alice Austen House Museum

Alice Austen House Museum

Iconoclast Alice Austen captured her world with a keen photographer’s eye. Ahead of her time, Austen started taking pictures at only ten years old. Lucky for us, she never stopped.

Michelle Albala Makes Sexy Art

Michelle Albala Makes Sexy Art

Artist Michelle Albala grew up in Tokyo, Tel Aviv, Florence, and California. She started making sexy art in NYC after art school. Then Michelle found a new inspiration in Tahitian pearls and African gems. Thus, she now also creates fine jewelry as wearable art.

See Liberty: Mother of Exiles on HBO

See Liberty: Mother of Exiles on HBO

Of course, not everybody can come to NYC for Lady Liberty. But we can all see this statue. That’s thanks to a new documentary, Liberty: Mother of Exiles