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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Neil Blumenthal joins the RxArt Board

The RxArt Team is honored to announce that Neil Blumenthal has joined our Board of Directors. Neil Blumenthal loves helping people see. Determined to transform the eyewear industry, Neil and three friends launched Warby Parker in 2010. Prior to Warby Parker, Neil had been the Director of VisionSpring, a non-profit social enterprise that trains low-income women to start their own… Read more »

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Frieze Returns to New York

Frieze is a welcome reminder that we don’t need to be afraid to cross our own bridges to experience the visual arts (think of all the low rent, large studios, and emerging art that is quietly ripening in Queens, the Bronx, and yet untapped depths of Brooklyn). Traveling across the East River to experience an… Read more »

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New Addition to RxArt Team!

I am drawn to RxArt’s innovative initiatives on both on a personal and professional level; the daughter of an anesthesiologist and a sculptor, I grew up immersed in the critical vitality of both worlds. I pursued non-profit arts administration, a path that allowed me to explore the transformative nature of art-centered experiences, and has provided… Read more »

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Tuesday Inspiration

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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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Q&A With Kenny Scharf!

Kenny Scharf opened his exhibition ‘Kolors’ last night at Paul Kasmin Gallery. It was a colorful affair complete with a particularly delicious collaboration between Scharf and The Doughnut Plant. Known for his colorful paintings, murals, and close friendships with artists Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat during the East Village art scene of the 1980s, Scharf… Read 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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Get Ovation Back on Time Warner Cable

Shortly before the Christmas holidays, Ovation TV was alerted by Time Warner Cable that they would be dropped from its channel line-up effective January 1, 2013.  As the only channel on Time Warner Cable completely devoted to the arts, Ovation is perhaps the best way for nationwide viewers to access world-class ballet, orchestral performances, musicals,… Read more »

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Fountain Art Fair 2013: Unconventional and Awesome

Founded in 2006 by David Kesting, Lincoln Capla, and John Leo, with roots deep within the independent Williamsburg, Brooklyn art scene, Fountain Art Fair has grown to represent sixty of the most avant garde, edgy, and experimental international galleries. Fountain was created in an attempt to leverage support for smaller independent galleries, collectives and artists… 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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New Addition to RxArt by Jillian Siegel

Art is medicine for the mind, and the mind and body are linked; one helps the other to heal. Five years ago, after a few close family members fell ill, I found myself in various waiting rooms, numerous doctor’s offices and several hospital rooms with my mind racing, eyes wandering and nothing to help take… Read more »

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Upcoming Installation at Metropolitan Hospital

Next Friday, February 1st, RxArt will be installing several works at New York’s Metropolitan Hospital.  We installed prints from Lincoln Center’s Vera List Art Project in the Radiology Department’s waiting area last winter and are excited to continue our work in the hospital.  Stay tuned for photos from next week’s installation! Garrett Phelan, Good Birds… Read more »

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Ways to Give Back!

Thank you to all our wonderful supporters who have made 2012 such a successful year.  We’re so excited for all the amazing projects we have slated for 2013: we will be collaborating with Dan Colen, the Keith Haring Foundation, KAWS, and more at hospitals across the country. If you’re looking for a great holiday present… Read more »

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Little Collector’s Holiday Gingerbread Extravaganza!

Join our partner, Little Collector, for a holiday Gingerbread House decorating party at Nespresso Soho! Kids will have a fully assembled gingerbread house to decorate with all the trimmings while parents enjoy a Nespresso treat and a take-home goodie bag. When: December 15th, 10am-12pm Where: Nespresso Boutique Soho, 92 Prince Street Tickets: Available HERE ($85/child,… 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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Free Pickwick and Weller T-Shirt for Party Ticket Purchasers!

Our friends at Pickwick & Weller have generously offered to give a free t-shirt to anyone who purchases a ticket to the RxArt PARTY between now and November 9th! Check out their line at pickwickweller.com – RxArt loves their great designs, amazing quality and perfect fit, and we are thrilled to have their support! Contact… 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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Prada & Schiaparelli

Impossible Conversations at the Met “You know, Miuccia, I hate talking to designers,” says Elsa Schiaparelli in the first of a series of eight short videos in the Met’s exhibit, “Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations.” The two Italian designers sit at opposite ends of a long dark rococo table separated by a glass chandelier and… Read more »

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Rineke Dijkstra at the Guggenheim

“Maybe she’s all people brought together in one human…” These words from a dazed Liverpuddlian boy sizing up the central figure of Picasso’s Weeping Woman, which is situated just behind the camera and out of the frame in Rineke Dijkstra’s twelve minute, continuously looping 3 channel HD video, The Weeping Woman, 2009. The student (one… Read more »

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Kusama at Louis Vuitton SoHo

Best use of a lunch hour? Window shopping, of course! I headed over to check out the Yayoi Kusama products at the Louis Vuitton store in SoHo today–so much fun! Kusama’s iconic dots pattern is featured prominently in all of the products, which range from bracelets and bangles to shoes, dresses, bags, and even a… Read more »

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New Intern Fresh from NC

My name is Molly Brewer, and today I’m joining the intelligent and talented team at RxArt as their newest intern.  I moved to New York from North Carolina just in time for the dog days of summer, but fortunately, art museums are well air-conditioned, providing a delightful refuge from the heat. I loved taking in… 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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Cynthia Rowley Summer Band-Aids!

We’re loving Cynthia Rowley’s Band-Aid Brand Beach Sport Kit! Perfect for summer and any cuts and scrapes you may get while lounging at the beach or poolside, each box comes with eight limited-edition prints. $12, cynthiarowley.com

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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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RxArt now registered with the I DO Foundation!

Are you getting married?  Now you can celebrate your love and send some to RxArt by registering with the I Do Foundation! The foundation allows couples and their guests to make wedding-related purchases that generate donations for charity.  The Charity Registry service allows guests to make donations in lieu of gifts.  Additionally, the foundation’s Gift Registry can donate a portion… Read more »

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Louis Vuitton to Collaborate with Yayoi Kusama

On July 10, two days before a retrospective of Kusama’s work opens at New York’s Whitney Museum, luxury fashion house Louis Vuitton will deliver a collection inspired by the artist’s iconic dot print to 461 stores worldwide. Kusama’s signature dots will appear on everything from jewelry to handbags to apparel.  A second capsule, which will… Read more »

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Tom Sachs’ Space Program: Mars

Mars has come to Manhattan! Yes, you read that correctly–Manhattan is currently home to a four-week mission to Mars led by the Tom Sachs Space Program. Using everyday materials such as plywood, duct tape, and screws, Sachs and his NASA crew transformed the Park Avenue Armory into his own idea of the Red Planet. In… Read more »

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