• We Donated 5,000 Copies of our limited edition artist’s coloring book

    This month we donated 5,000 copies of our limited edition artist’s coloring book, Between the Lines, to patients in hospitals around the country. Next month we’re excited to offer it to residents and visitors of the Lower East Side. We’ll be selling the books at the local Hester Street Fair on Saturday, June 11th from 10am to 6pm, so mark your calendars! Stop by to chat with us about RxArt projects past and present, flip through a copy of the coloring book, and take home a copy for a mere $20. It’s also a great chance to explore the fair, enjoy some tasty treats from local food vendors, and browse the aisles of vintage & handmade goods.

  • “Mona Lisa” Collage Paintings

    Jack Walls

    “Mona Lisa” Collage Paintings

    Half Gallery

    May 5th-May 29, 2011/ Reception: May 5, 6-8 PM

    Our friends at Half Gallery, our opening a new show tomorrow night of Jack Walls Collage Paintings. Walls, with the help of Ryan McGinley’s Studio, has also created Zine to accompany the exhibition, which will be on sale at the Half Gallery for $20. What a steal!

  • PEANUTS, at the Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art

    We recently donated over a 100 sets of these awesome Dan Colen colored pencils to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Dan created these specially for his solo show, PEANUTS, at the Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art in Norway this past January. We heard the kids, and the staff, couldn’t wait to start coloring with these in their RxArt Between the Lines coloring books!

  • Supreme has released it’s Spring/Summer 2011

    The NYC skateboard culture inspired company Supreme, has released it’s Spring/Summer 2011 collection and has featured our multi-talented friend, Leo Fitzpatrick in their new look book.  Supreme continues to produce high quality products and collaborate with many of our favorite artists here at RxArt.  Take a peek at their new seasonal collection and pick out your favorites for your own closet this spring!

  • Annual Society for the Arts and Healthcare Conference

    We like to stay connected here at RxArt to everyone who has helped us over the years. One of our former RxArt Volunteers, Jennifer Weiser, recently returned from the Annual Society for the Arts and Healthcare Conference, held this year in San Francisco. Conference attendees had the opportunity to tour the Stanford Hospital & Clinics on a sunny day earlier this month. There was a lot ground to cover and an impressive art collection, which is curated and maintained by the Stanford Hospital & Clinics Art Commission. We’re thrilled Jennifer sent us some snapshots of the tour and are happy to share with you a peak at the project. Above are some of the highlights from Jennifer’s visit, with art by Miriam Schapiro, Dan Flavin, Ilya Kabakov.

  • 23-foot High, Yellow Teddy Bear

    If you’re walking along Park Avenue and see a 23-foot high, yellow teddy bear slumped under a gigantic lamp,  don’t be alarmed.  There is not a giant little girl strolling around looking for her lost teddy bear.  It is the work of New York-based Swiss artist, Urs Fischer.  The giant yellow bear will be on display for five months in midtown Manhattan from next week and will be a highlight of the Post-War & Contemporary sale on May 11 at Christie’s.  

    Stop by the Seagram Building at 375 Park Avenue, between 52nd and 53rd Streets in Midtown Manhattan and say hello to the giant cuddly yellow bear.

  • Little Collector

    We’re excited to share with our readers one of RxArt’s favorite new websites, Little Collector. A carefully curated selection of truly affordable (but still limited edition!) prints features images perfect for households with youngsters running around. The mission: get kids excited about the power of contemporary art at an early age. Works available at the moment include RxArt friend Cynthia Rowley’s sketch of nimble ballerina dancing a duet with an elephant, photographer David Levinthal’s colorful photographs of tin toy amusement park rides, and Jason Middlebrook’s drawing of a chickadee perched on a spring branch.

    RxArt is especially pleased to share Little Collector with you because they are very generously donating a percentage of all sales to RxArt. The founder, Chrissy Crawford, explains “We have a great deal of respect for RxArt and their mission to bring art into hospitals and we strongly believe in art’s therapeutic properties.” Read more about Little Collector in a recent Wall Street Journal article, then click on over yourself.

  • an Fransisco General Hospital’s Psychiatric Emergency Ward

    Last week, RxArt hopped a plane to San Fransisco to install prints from artist Jason Middlebrook’s Traveling Seeds series in San Fransisco General Hospital’s Psychiatric Emergency Ward, and we think the addition of art has had a profoundly positive affect on the space. Above is an action-photograph of the installation in progress, and two glimpses of the completed project. It was a joy to work with the staff at SF General and we’re so happy with the result of the installation. Many thanks to the Sidney E. Frank Foundation for their generous support of the project and to artist Jason Middlebrook for his continued support of  RxArt.

  • Julia Chiang’s “One of a Kind”

    In concordance with Julia Chiang’s wonderful installation at Half Gallery, Exhibition A has  released a limited edition print of Julia Chiang’s “One of a Kind” piece. Don’t miss out on this great print and head over to the Exhibition A website.

    via Exhibition A:

    One of a Kind was originally made in 2009 and existed as a temporary 4’ x 8’ sculpture where the Ring Pops were left to melt over a 2 week period. These installation pieces don’t last long in any specific state, but they continually change and leave a mark on whatever surface comes in the way of the melting candy. Here Julia takes a photo of that installation and presents it as a print.

  • Keep It Together

    Keep It Together (detail), 2011, unglazed ceramic, dimensions variable.

    Our good friends at Half Gallery will be presenting a new solo exhibition by the talented Julia Chiang.  If you are free tomorrow, then stop on by for the opening reception!