Keith Haring Foundation at NYC Health + Hospitals/Harlem
Keith Haring Foundation at NYC Health + Hospitals/Harlem
Keith Haring Foundation at NYC Health + Hospitals/Harlem

RxArt is proud to have worked with the Keith Haring Foundation on a project for the Pediatric Emergency Department at NYC Health + Hospitals/Harlem. A detailed and mesmerizing design by the late artist was provided by The Haring Foundation and produced by RxArt as a wall covering for the waiting area. This environment is the first impression for incoming patients and their families, and a space that needs to provide a positive distraction for them during what can often be a stressful situation. Haring’s cheerful and comical imagery offers a welcoming reception as they wait to receive critical care.

The Department of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at NYC Health + Hospitals/Harlem provides outstanding emergency care for ill and injured infants, children and adolescents, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Pediatric Emergency Department serves nearly 18,000 patients each year.

RxArt is grateful to Nancy Olnick and Giorgio Spanu and the Magazzino Italian Art Foundation for the generous support of this project. RxArt is proud to have collaborated with the Keith Haring Foundation on this project. Our thanks to production partner Flavor Paper for their collaboration.

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Installation photo: Christopher BUrke, Shootart
Harlem Hospital Community patients, courtesy of Lamar Nelson for Nyc Health + Hospitals/ harlem
Keith Haring, Untitled, July 1985, marker on paper. © Keith Haring Foundation