If the current American healthcare situation depresses you–and it should–you’ll have reason enough to support Diane Brown’s RxArt, whoseBetween the Lines coloring book is now in its third edition. Brown launched her well-intentioned charity with the aim of installing contemporary artwork in typically dreary hospital rooms. The annual coloringbook is a smaller yet equally powerful piece in philanthropy distributed to children being treated at participating institutions. This year, artists as diverse as Cecily Brown, Matthew Ritchie, Andrea Zittel, and Carrie Mae Weems have contributed work, and conceptual art legend Adrian Piper even colored hers in–exclusively for V.
- – James Block