RxArt Party Time

Every day is one day closer to the 13th Annual RxArt Party on September 16th at Lever House honoring Kenny Scharf. The night will include RxArt’s fiercest auction yet held by Simon de Pury and hosted by Paddle 8.  The auction contains artwork by Lucien Smith, Jeff Elrod, Rob Pruitt, KAWS,  Kenny Scharf, Louise Lawler,… Read more »

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The Arrival of the Jonas Wood Exclusive Print

Jonas Wood, Clipping, 2013 The image of the limited edition Jonas Wood print just arrived and the RxArt Team adores it! The 30×40 silkscreen print, entitled Clipping, was created exclusively for RxArt and is available with a VIP ticket purchase to RxArt’s Annual Party at Lever House on September 16th. After the party is over,… Read more »

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Rxart Visits Maurizio Pellegrin

For this edition of Artist Talk we visited artist Maurizio Pellegrin at his Tribeca studio. Italian born painter and sculptor, Maurizio works in mixed media, photography, film and installation. In his work Maurizio often re-appropriates relics of the past, giving them new energy and meaning. Walking through his studio, which is filled with artifacts from… Read more »

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Patti Smith

“You do your work because you have to, it’s your calling. One does their work for the people, the more people you can touch the more wonderful it is. You want everyone to be transported, you want everyone to be inspired.” – Patti Smith We couldn’t agree more.    

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Staff Pick: Kylin OBrien – Amo Legomandala

This post has been updated to include the time-lapse video:     amo legomandala 2013 from Kylin on Vimeo. I wish that after writing this post, I could encourage readers to head to Feature Inc. to witness Kylin O’Brien’s ethereal creation, Amo Legomandala, but alas, the experience lasted for just three days and now lives… Read more »

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Basquiat at Gagosian Gallery

Jean-Michel Basquiat’s comical, vigorous, and tortured spirit reigns at the Gagosian Gallery. The artwork spans Basquiat’s brief but remarkable career, featuring over fifty works from public and private collections and producing an exhibition that simulates an emotional roller coaster. Rousing highs are found in works such as “Eyes and Eggs,” made on a large white… Read more »

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Installation at Metropolitan Hospital

Last Friday, RxArt had the exciting mission of installing works by Garrett Phelan, Jason Middlebrook, Laura Owens, Paul Henry Ramirez, Mark Dion, Fabien Verschaere, Chris Martin, Fatimah Tuggar, Tony Feher, G. Jesse Sadia, Jr., and Carlo Ferraris at New York’s Metropolitan Hospital. While we were installing the works, we also met a lovely woman named… Read more »

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RxArt 12th Annual Party

At RxArt had our 12th Anniversary PARTY this Monday and Milk Studio. The event honored artist Dan Colen for his ongoing work with RxArt and his upcoming permanent installation at Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn. Colen described the pieces he plans to install in the children’s ward, “It’s these drawings I’m doing with M&Ms, and… Read more »

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RxArt Visits Debra Hampton

RxArt Visits Debra Hampton 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 went to Brooklyn to visit Debra Hampton at her studio. We spoke about her process, inspirations, and the impact… Read more »

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Jayson Musson at Salon 94 Bowery: Halcyon Days

Sweater Weather Halcyon Days, from the Greek myth of Alcyone, are the seven days in winter (either side of the shortest day of the year) when storms never occur. Halcyon Days recall an earlier time remembered as idyllic, a time when the winds were restrained and the waves were calmed in favor of peace. Bill… Read more »

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Spots and Dots: Kusama at The Whitney

World-renowned artist Yayoi Kusama is bringing her spotted world to The Whitney Museum for her retrospective. Known for her use of patterns, polka dots, nets, and large-scale, immersive installations, Kusama works in a variety of media, including painting, drawing, sculpture, film and performance. Born in Japan in 1929, she came to the United States in… Read more »

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Louis Vuitton and Yayoi Kusama Pop-Up Shop in SoHo!

Exciting update on the Louis Vuitton/ Yayoi Kusama collaboration! In conjunction with the launch of the capsule collection, seven pop-up shops will open around the country to offer a luxe shopping experience with a Kusama flare. The first pop-up shop will open in New York on Tuesday, July 10, 2012. Hong Kong, Singapore, Tokyo, Paris,… Read more »

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Ryan McGinley at Team Gallery

On Wednesday evening Ryan McGinley showcased his newest work, Animals and Grids, at both Team Gallery locations. Animals featured nude studio portraits of friends and models with their animal of choice, leading to humorous, beautiful, occasionally painful, and generally unpredictable results. Grids, a much more emotional and intimate-feeling body of work, focuses on close-up portraits… Read more »

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Staff Pick: KAWS: DOWN TIME at the High Museum of Art, Atlanta

I was happy to be in Atlanta recently, in time to see Brian Donnelly’s (better know as KAWS) solo show at the High Museum of Art (on view until May 20th). Entering the museum plaza, I was greeted by the familiar sight of KAWS’ “Passing Through” Companion, which stood in front of The Standard New… Read more »

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Avant Garde Preschool!

This Sunday was our first Avant Garde Preschool class!  The Avant Garde Preschool program was originally started by Andy Spade and Anthony Sperduti, owners of Partners & Spade, a storefront and studio on Great Jones Street in Manhattan. Catering to children ages 5-12, the program has previously been led by artists such as Karen Kimmel,… Read more »

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SNAPS: Rob Pruitt book signing at Karma Books!

WHO: Artist Rob Pruitt (in the nude) WHAT: Signing books WHERE: Karma Books WHEN: Saturday, March 10

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Staff Pick: Duro Olowu

With the weather in New York tending towards the dreary, rainy, and slushy in late February, our Vitamin D-deprived minds are longing for sunnier climes. In lieu of a week in the Caribbean, the next best thing is to walk down the block from RxArt’s space to the Duro Olowu exhibit at Salon 94 Freemans…. Read more »

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Staff Pick: Cindy Sherman Retrospective at MoMA

On Sunday I went up to MoMA to see the highly-anticipated Cindy Sherman retrospective. A master of disguise, Cindy Sherman has assumed a multitude of roles throughout her career, both in front of the camera—as a housewife, aristocrat or clown—and behind it—as a photographer, stylist, and art director. From her groundbreaking series “Untitled Film Stills”… Read more »

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RxArt Visits Maurizio Pellegrin

Last Friday, RxArt visited the sunlit studio space of Venetian-born artist Maurizio Pellegrin, who graciously showed us around. During our visit, we got a glimpse of several current projects as well as a fascinating tour of his source materials, which have included vintage top hats, photographs, canes, suitcases, and Japanese obis. Combining groupings of cultural… Read more »

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Andre Saraiva: Love Letters

Saturday night artist André Saraiva opened ‘Love Letters’, his first-ever solo exhibition in New York. The playful and charming show includes graffitied french mailboxes and a series watercolor love notes. Incorporating quotes by Jacques Prévert and Henry Miller and painting scenes of everyday life, André invites the viewer into his world. See more below the… Read more »

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Artist Talk: Andrew Kuo

When I first saw Andrew Kuo’s work, I instantly took a liking to his personal yet universal story-telling. Andrew is known for documenting personal life, emotional experiences and the minutiae of everyday life, translating them into colorful “infographics” that incorporate both image and text. His work brings together his experience as a painter, graphic designer, and art history student,… Read more »

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SNAPS: Ben Blatt

Who: Ben Blatt What: Signing copies of Between the Lines Vol. III When: Thursday at the Pop-Up Shop Kick-Off Party! Where: Half Gallery

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Keith Haring at Pace Prints

Keith Haring, often called “the Michelangelo of the New York City subway,”  was formative in changing the face of New York City by legitimizing graffiti as an art form. Pace Print’s exhibition of Haring’s prints and small-scale multiples focuses on prints created between 1983 and 1990 and feature his iconic graphic figures – dogs, dancers, and figures –… Read more »

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Friends of RxArt: David Levinthal and LittleCollector

Friend of RxArt David Levinthal has teamed up with RxArt supporter LittleCollector to sell his beautiful works at the MoMA Design Store in SoHo. (81 Spring Street, New York, NY) Ride The Rocket, David Levinthal and LittleCollector for MoMA Design Store Aero Swing, David Levinthal and LittleCollector for MoMA Design Store Currently on display and… Read more »

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Ryan McGinness Black Light Nudie Cards

Ryan McGinness has just released a full, poker-sized deck of blacklight cards based on vintage nudie cards.  They feature McGinness’s graphic, iconic drawings developed from figure studies of various models.  McGinness says, “My use of fluorescent paint under the blacklight color spectrum is a strategy to force a singular time/space experience with the work. That… Read more »

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Frieze Art Fair Part 2

Part two of our coverage of Frieze Art Fair! See Part one here. Niki de St Phalle Ugo Rondinone at Galerie Eva Presenhuber Endgame by Mark Wallinger Jacob Kassay at ICA London Enoc Perez at Fagionato Fine Arts

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RxArt Artists Featured in Sophomore’s Spring 2012 Collection Video!

Sophomore‘s Spring 2012 Collection video follows NYers gallivanting around town in Sophomore’s newest wears and features artists and RxArt friends Leo Fitzpatrick and Adam McEwen. Check it out!:

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SNAPS: Tacita Dean

Who: Between the Lines 2 coloring book artist Tacia Dean! Where: Tate Modern When: Today

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Dominik Lejman Drops By

Our good friend Dominik Lejman dropped by the RxArt office to say hello and catches us up on his new amazing projects.  Mr. Lejman has contributed his talents to RxArt in the past with a great art installation in the NYU Child Study Center.  Dominik enriches traditional forms with contemporary visual technology creating a new… Read more »

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Club Monaco’s Spring 2011 Collection

With NY Fashion Week upon us, RxArt’s friend and supporter Ryan McGinley was asked to photograph Club Monaco’s Spring 2011 Collection.  Take a look at the behind-the-scenes looks in Club Monaco’s Spring 2011 Campaign Shoot. Lauren Hutton for Club Monaco by Ryan McGinley

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