This week in New York, exciting events – like exhibition openings, fundraiser galas, and collection debuts – were aplenty.
Last night at the IAC building in New York, RxArt’s dinner and after-party honored Dan Colen and Chris Salgardo. The nonprofit organization, aimed at helping children through visual art, had a festive run of show, including and award presentation, a live auction of experiences, a special acoustic performance by St. Lucia. Mia Moretti DJed throughout the night, while the host committee – including patrons like Levy Gorvy, Agnes Gund, and Gagosian, Jason Beckman – greeted guests. Founder and President of RxArt, Diane Brown, welcomed guests before the presentation of awards. Dan Colen was honored with the RxArt Inspiration Award, presented by Ryan McGinley through a projected video message, and Chris Salgardo received the Innovation Award, presented by artist Jose Parla.
“Dan completed a stunning installation at St. Mary’s Hospital for Children, transforming an austere recreation center into a bright colorful and confetti fantasy-land,” said Brown. “We honor Chris Salgardo, RxArt board member of 10 years and former President and current Ambassador for Kiehl’s Since 1851, for his dedication to the mission of RxArt, and his philanthropic leadership in the fields of pediatric and adult healthcare, and safety with the LBGTQ community.”