PIPELINE: Takashi Murakami for Children’s National Hospital

RxART is thrilled to be working with Takashi Murakami on a project for Children’s National Hospital in Washington, DC. Murakami will create a colorful and intricate design to be translated into a wrap for the CT/PET Scanner and wall coverings for the CT Suite. His work will transform the frightening CT/PET Scan Suite into an inviting space, in an effort to alleviate the anxiety that many children feel in a medical setting.

Approximately 220 PET and 2,290 CT scans are performed annually at Children’s National. Pediatric patients of all ages are scanned in this unit: neonates, toddlers, young children, adolescents, and young adults. Children’s National is ranked among the top 10 pediatric hospitals in the country. The hospital is #1 for babies and is ranked in every specialty evaluated by U.S. News & World Report.

RxART produces every project at no cost to the hospital and each commissioned artist is provided an honorarium and the chance to change children’s lives as they heal. Our thanks to Gagosian and donors to the Iana dos Reis Nunes Fund for initial support of the Takashi Murakami project. For more information on the project and how to support it, please contact 212-260-8797 or Megan Skidmore: megan_skidmore@rxart.net or visit our Donate Page.

Image: © Takashi Murakami / Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd., All rights reserved.