Paul Insect “2033”

If you are in New York City this holiday season make sure to see Paul Insect’s “2033” exhibition, up at Allouche Gallery located in Soho until January 11th. Paul Insect  Meteor Nights, 2014 This exhibition features a series of works on canvas and paper, mostly all of them vibrant in color and sharp-edged. In the… Read more »

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An RxArt Holiday: The gifts that give back

The weather is getting colder, the days are getting shorter, and the nights are getting longer. All of this change may feel harsh, but it means that a very important time is drawing near: Holiday Season. This winter when you can’t feel your toes and you are stressing about what to buy or all the holiday… Read more »

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RxArt Auction: LIVE on Paddle8

All proceeds support RxArt’s mission to transform pediatric hospital facilities into comforting and engaging spaces through site-specific installations by contemporary artists. The 2014 RxArt Auction includes works by revered artists including: KAWS, Rob Pruitt, Walead Beshty, Mark Hagen, Chris Succo, Jose Parla, Lawrence Weiner, Erik Parker and many more! Below are some highlights from the RxArt Auction on… Read more »

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Ray Johnson’s unseen work

Don’t miss Ray Johnson’s exhibition at Karma Gallery (39 Great Jones St, New York, NY 10012)! The show is a collection of previously unseen work by Ray Johnson (b.1927 – 1995).  With a sly use of puns, codes, inside jokes and wit, Johnson creates complex and multi-layered portraits of himself and of other subjects. A… Read more »

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Sam Falls Exclusive RxArt Print

Sam Falls for RxArt Untitled (Fern Print) 17 x 13 inches ink on paper 2014 Edition of 50 The image of the limited edition Sam Falls print just arrived! The 17×13 ink on paper print, entitled Untitled (Fern Print), is the artist’s foray into printmaking. The print is on black paper and is created by undergoing a two-print-process…. Read more »

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Free Arts Day at The Brant Foundation with Dan Colen

Free Arts and The Brant Foundation Art Study Center combined forces on Saturday, September 20th to create an amazing afternoon at the foundation with Dan Colen. Peter Brant explained that many of these kids had never so much as been outside of Manhattan…we can only imagine what it must have been like for them to… Read more »

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2014 RxArt PARTY tickets

Please join us at RxArt’s 14th Anniversary PARTY honoring artist KAWS on November 17th! Tickets are now available here: Eventbrite We hope that you will join us to pay tribute to the generous artists and donors who have made projects in over 20 hospitals nationwide possible. The RxArt Party will also include a Live and Silent… Read more »

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Rob Pruitt’s Dry Erase Wall is Finally Up at St. Mary’s Hospital for Children

Last Thursday morning RxArt successfully installed the much anticipated Rob Pruitt dry erase wall at St. Mary’s Hospital for Children…and we couldn’t be more excited! (Jan Mittan, Senior VP of Development and External Relations at St Mary’s, gave Jeffrey, an enthusiastic patient at St. Mary’s, a hand to help him color the wall.) The children… Read more »

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In a Different Vein

If you will be in Long Island over the next month, make sure to see Jason Middlebrook’s, Every Tree is a Map, up at Silas Marder Gallery in Bridgehampton until September 14! From left: Black Lines on Black Birch (2014); Many Types of Woodgrain (2012); and Inspired by a Diner in Nyack (2013). Photo courtesy of Hamptons-Magazine.com… Read more »

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PARTY TIME!

It’s that time! Save-the-date for RxArt’s annual party honoring the amazing KAWS: Monday, November 17, 6-9 pm. This year’s auction features works by an incredible group of artists. Details to come soon. Mark your calendars!

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Artists Curating Artists

When artists curate works by other artists, it creates a dialogue between artistic sensibilities. Often we are unsure if the artists personally know (or knew) each other, if they were influenced by each other, or if their collaboration was the result of a stimulating first encounter. And we start to look for clues—the visual and… Read more »

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RxArt Featured in CODAworx Magazine

Special thanks to CodaWorx for featuring RxArt in their sixth issue of CODAmagazine, which is live and ready to be browsed! Healing Art showcases incredible design + art projects where teams create spaces of reflection, meditation, and healing. See projects from our very own “Jeff Koons at Advocate Children’s Hospital” to the “Vanished Berlin Wall.” https://www.codaworx.com/project/jeff-koons-at-advocate-children-s-hospital-advocate-children-s-hospital-5376447ebe73a

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Visit to St. Mary’s Children Hospital

Exciting things are in the works at RxArt. Yesterday, Diane had a successful visit at St. Mary’s Children Hospital in Bayside, New York. Everyone could not be more excited for Rob Pruitt’s upcoming interactive installation. Rob Pruitt was so inspired by the kids and the space, as were the staff and children for his presence… Read more »

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The Power of Creative Spaces

My first real contact with the arts was in my high school studio art program. I didn’t know anything about art history, but I knew that my favorite part of the week was walking into our two-floor studio with its giant windows, creaky easels, and brushes caked with paint. The studio was a safe haven… Read more »

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Lee Bul’s Installation at Lehmann Maupin Gallery

Lee Bul’s installation Via Negativa II, at Lehmann Maupin Gallery in New York transports viewers into an alternate dimension. The visually complex, three-dimensional labyrinth adorned with mirrors immediately draws viewers in only to quickly lead them astray. Lost in a maze of mirrors, the viewer is left looking at fragments of oneself, and leaving them… Read more »

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Kara Walker’s Public Art Installation at Domino Sugar Factory

Kara Walker’s installation at Domino Sugar Factory, fully titled “A Subtlety or the Marvelous Sugar Baby an Homage to the unpaid and overworked Artisans who have refined our Sweet tastes from the cane fields to the Kitchens of the New World on the Occasion of the demolition of the Domino Sugar Refining Plant,” will activate… Read more »

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Clandestine Therapy

Street art is a growing phenomenon of vast meaning and utility. This spread may indicate the need for expression in the urban modern environment. Clandestine street art is primarily a fight for space in a modern urban world, serving as a way for the artists to cope with feelings of suffocation by elements such as… Read more »

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“But Why Do You Need To Use An Artist As Well-Known As Jeff Koons?”

A question I get asked all the time when explaining what we do at RxArt is, “Why do you need to use artists as big as Jeff Koons instead of less-known, or even commercial, artists?” This is definitely a difficult question to answer, but there is a reason why we use artists as well-known as… Read more »

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James Clifford’s “Museums as Contact Zones”

The way that museums operate is always in line with political and social happenings of the moment…the move from excluding cultures in exhibitions, or imperialist display to our fervent desire to see and experience tribal, primitive identities, manifested through inclusion and differentiation is an example of that. This desire emerges with deindustrialization, a time when… Read more »

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Manhattan Island turned Art Gallery

“Without art, the crudeness of reality would make the world unbearable” –George Bernard Shaw Carol Bove, Celest, 2013, part of the High Line commission Caterpillar. Photo by Timothy Schenck Public art has been around for ages, however its prevalence today demonstrates our need for something more powerful and profound then information and technology. We are… Read more »

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Kelley Walker Opens at Paula Cooper

Last Saturday Paula Cooper unveiled Kelley Walker’s solo show revealing his new vibrant body of work that captivates viewers through its combination of popular culture, art, advertising and politics. A work that consists of 190 silkscreen and acrylic ink panels takes over the entire back room and brightens the space. The assemblage of panels, some… Read more »

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Keith Haring at La Rabida Children’s Hospital

Last week RxArt took a trip to Chicago to celebrate the grand opening of La Rabida’s stunning new Outpatient Center. Image courtesy of Medical Construction & Design Image courtesy of Medical Construction & Design La Rabida Children’s Hospital is the only hospital of its kind in Chicago. The hospital specializes in treating kids with lifelong… Read more »

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Mike Kelley Fills PS1 Down to the Boiler Room

“Art is some sort of interesting area where dysfunction is allowed,” said Mike Kelley in an interview by John Miller in 1992. Dysfunction dominates MoMA PS1’s immense retrospective of Kelley’s work from the 1970’s until his tragic suicide in 2012. First let me say how well the space of an empty public school turned art… Read more »

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Rene Ricard, 1946-2014

It is a dark time for New York’s creative bohemia. Rene Ricard, known for his fierce intellect, speedy wit, and deep generosity was a guiding light in New York’s art world. The poet, dancer, painter, actor, art critic, and Warhol Superstar died on Saturday, February 1st. Rene Ricard (1946-2014) Photograph by Allen Ginsberg c.Estate of… Read more »

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JR’s Inside Out Project

JR finds grand concepts in humble gestures. The French-born artist travels the world, transforming busy streets from New York to Brazil to India into his own gallery walls. His large-scale black and white images are as global as they are local, aspiring to great notions of unity and acceptance with not much more than “people,… Read more »

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Office Discussion: Rineke Dijkstra

The topic of discussion this evening in the RxArt office contemplated how children relate to artwork. Unlike adults, whose defenses and filters barricade their ability to freely express their emotional condition, children are not afraid to expose exactly what is going on in their mind while viewing art. Watch this work by Rineke Dijkstra (2009) (click… Read more »

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Convince With Presence Art Basel Miami Beach

Art is always in motion, and sometimes it takes events such as Art Basel, which showed in Miami Beach in the first week of December, to tellingly reveal the varying and enterprising nature of the artworld. Todd Levin, Director of the Levin Art Group, noted, “What should have functioned as an exhibition that gets a… Read more »

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RxArt Interviews Ai WeiWei

What is art to you? Art is what makes us rethink reality. What inspires you? The moments when I say, “Something needs to be done”. You are a father as well as an artist, how does one influences the other? Being a father makes me realize that children naturally know art. Every child is an… Read more »

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RxArt Coloring Book: A Coloring Book of Drawings By Contemporary Artists, Volume 4

Our latest and most expansive coloring book yet, RxArt Coloring Book: A Coloring Book of Drawings By Contemporary Artists Volume 4, was completed in partnership with Warby Parker and generously designed by Matt Murphy Design. Artists of all ages will be delighted with this lively new collection of fifty-three original line drawings contributed by a diverse… Read more »

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RxArt Visits Tim Barber

RxArt visits Tim Barber from RxArt on Vimeo. Artist Talk is a series in which RxArt visits our favorite artists and collaborators to talk about their work and inspirations. In this Installment of Artist Talk, RxArt visited Photographer Tim Barber in his Chinatown studio to talk about his process and inspirations. All photos by Aileen… Read more »

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