Art in FLUX Harlem

On Friday, RxArt took a trip uptown to check out STREET, a pop-up exhibition curated by former RxArt intern Erin Goldberger.  Located in a vacant retail space on a quiet street in Harlem, the exhibition showcases photography, painting, and sculpture. STREET is part of Art in FLUX Harlem, a movement of Harlem artists appearing in… Read more »

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LittleCollector To Host Tour of Tom Sachs’ Space Program: Mars

On Saturday, June 16, LittleCollector will be hosting a tour of Tom Sachs’ latest installation at the Park Avenue Armory, “Space Program: Mars.”  Kids ages 5-10 are invited to participate in an interactive tour of the exhibition and learn what it takes to become an astronaut on a mission to Mars. For more information, visit… Read more »

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Keith Haring at the Brooklyn Museum

Last week, RxArt enjoyed a private tour of Keith Haring: 1978-1982, currently on view at the Brooklyn Museum. Hosted by Artnet, the tour was led by Gracie Mansion, one of the first art dealers to set up shop on the Lower East side in the 1980’s and currently the Senior Specialist in Modern and Contemporary… Read more »

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Newsletter June 2012

Newsletter index: Metropolitan Hospital Installation Trenton Doyle Hancock Installation James Welling Installation Avant Garde Preschool RxArt TV Cynthia Rowley Party RxArt Announces Two New Board Members RxArt Welcomes Two New Team Members New Intern Metropolitan Hospital Installation 2012 got off to a fantastic start with some incredible installations in hospitals around the country.  We’ve added Houston… Read more »

Categories: RxArt Projects

SNAPS: Ian Bradley and Ryan McGinley at The Hole

WHO: Ian Bradley and Ryan McGinley WHAT: Hanging outside the opening for iO Tillett Wright WHERE: The Hole When: May 30

Categories: Openings, Exhibitions

Barack Rainbowbama

Artist Adrian Piper was right on target when she conceived of her piece, “Barack Rainbowbama”, for Between the Lines: Vol. 3 almost a year ago. On the back of President Obama’s public support of gay marriage, the cover of this week’s The New Yorker features the White House with rainbow-colored columns.  Cover artist Bob Staake… Read more »

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Holton Rower at The Hole

Holton Rower’s first solo exhibition in New York opened at The Hole on April 28th. A stark contrast to the bare white walls, Holton’s psychedelic pour paintings erupt from the walls in a wild array of colors. Rower creates these paintings by pouring doctored paint onto plywood. Though the process seems simplistic, it yields beautiful and unexpected results: paintings that… Read more »

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James Welling at Emory University Hospital

Last December, we held a fundraiser to help us complete an installation at Atlanta’s Emory University Hospital. Thanks to the enormous response and outpouring of contributions from our supporters, we were able to install fourteen beautiful photographs by James Welling in the hospital’s Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences in April 2012. The photographs are… Read more »

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Shop Highlight: Reed Space

RxArt’s beloved coloring books are carried in some fantastic stores and museum shops around the world, and we were recently picked up by New York’s REED SPACE. Located on the Lower East Side, the store carries an eclectic mix of independent fashion, art, footwear, books, publications, music, and accessories.  Between the Lines Vol. II and… Read more »

Categories: Coloring Book

Frieze Art Fair

RxArt took a field trip out to Randall’s Island for the New York Frieze Art Fair. With 180 participating galleries, a sculpture park, and a D.A.P book shop, there was a lot to see. Though we missed Mark Ruffalo and Gavin Brown cooking up sausages on the opening day, we had a great time strolling… Read more »

Categories: Art Fairs, Exhibitions

SNAPS: Dior Party

WHO: Holton Rower WHAT: Painting live at the Dior dinner + party WHERE: The Hole Gallery WHEN: May 3rd

Categories: Events

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 »

Categories: Artists, Openings, Exhibitions

Avant Garde Preschool with Julia Chiang!

We had another fun-filled afternoon at Avant Garde Preschool, this time with artist Julia Chiang! Kids sculpted, glued and glittered to their hearts’ content. This session may have been less chaotic than the last, but it was no less fun. See photos and artwork below! Avant Garde Preschool is a creative program hosted by RxArt… Read more »

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LittleCollector at NADA!

Children’s Tour of the NADA Fair Hosted by LittleCollector LittleCollector.com will host a tour designed specifically for children during the New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA) fair, May 4-7, 2012 in New York City. On this very special tour kids will accompany an Arts Educator through the fair and will learn about how each of the… Read more »

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Staff Pick: Thomas Kovachevich at Show Room

With New York’s unpredictable weather swings, it seems only fitting that the work currently on view at Show Room makes use of the seasonable effects.  Thomas Kovachevich’s show, Alpenglow, is breathtakingly beautiful in its simplicity.  The long, narrow entranceway is lined with monotone, nearly geometrical shapes obscured by a layer of cotton parchment.  Because of… Read more »

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RxArt TV: Will Cotton

Will Cotton 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 visits painter Will Cotton at his Manhattan studio. We talk about his process, inspirations, and what it was like to work… 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 »

Categories: Artists, Exhibitions

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 »

Categories: Artists, Events

New Addition to RxArt

I am so very glad to announce that I have just joined the RxArt team as a communications/graphic design intern. My name is Geertje Schokker and I am a Dutch student finishing my last year of Communications. In 2005 I fell in love with this amazing city when I was here on vacation. After another… Read more »

Categories: Intern

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

Categories: Artists, Events

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 »

Categories: Artists, Events

Trenton Doyle Hancock Installation!

Trenton Doyle Hancock mural being installed at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston!

Categories: RxArt Projects

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 »

Categories: Artists, Exhibitions

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 »

Categories: Artists

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 »

Categories: Artists, Exhibitions

Happy Valentines Day from RxArt!

Happy Valentines Day from RxArt!

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Happy Valentines Day from RxArt!

Happy Valentines Day from RxArt!

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RxArt TV | Artist Talk: Evan Gruzis

Artist Talk | Evan Gruzis from RxArt on Vimeo. RxArt is excited to announce the launch of RxArt TV, the newest edition to our blog. For our first installment RxArt went to Brooklyn to visit artist and friend Evan Gruzis at his Red Hook studio. Thank you to our photographer and camera operator Aileen Son… Read more »

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RxArt at SheMakes Holiday Festival!

RxArt is happy to announce that we are going to be a vendor in this year’s SheMakes holiday festival!  We will be selling Between the Lines: Vol III and all three of our puzzles.  Come stop by to say hello and pick up gifts for your friends and family! When: Saturday, December 3 from 12-5pm… Read more »

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Bring Art to Atlanta’s Patients

We hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving and enjoyed time with family and friends.  Now that the holiday season is officially upon us, we know you are starting to think about gifts and what to get for your loved ones. Don’t stress–RxArt has the perfect solution sure to satisfy even the pickiest of your friends… Read more »

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