Who: Ben Blatt
What: Signing copies of Between the Lines Vol. III
When: Thursday at the Pop-Up Shop Kick-Off Party!
Where: Half Gallery
Diane recently had the opportunity to visit Marc Swanson's studio and have a sneak-peak into his forthcoming works. Swanson is no stranger to RxArt, having contributed a drawing to our Between the Lines Vol. II coloring book.
Last night we celebrated the kick off for our Pop-Up Shop! The walls of Half Gallery have been hung with original works by James Franco, Terence Koh, Will Cotton, Matthew Brannon and many more. Guests gathered to drink champagne and scoop up RxArt coloring books and puzzles at discount prices. The event marks our very first Pop-Up shop and it is off to a roaring start.
If you missed the opening, don't despair. The Pop-Up will be open all weekend with RxArt coloring books, puzzles, and t-shirts for sale at 50% off. Artworks are also for sale, so don't miss the opportunity to get a Will Cotton candy cane drawing or James Franco Polaroids to hang in your own apartment.
We're open Friday and Saturday from 10-6 and Sunday from 12-6. Stop by to see the art and indulge your children (or inner child) with puzzles and Between the Lines coloring books featuring art by major contemporary artists!
As the most recent addition to the RxArt team, I'd like use my inaugural blog post as an introduction. My name is Sarah Zabrodski, and I am a Canadian transplanted from the frozen prairies of Alberta to New York City. I crossed the border just over two years ago to attend the Institute of Fine Arts, NYU for my M.A. in Art History.
Having recently graduated, I am now working on various writing projects including the launch of my own blog. It functions as a journal of my art encounters across America, starting with my summer road trip through the South West from Spiral Jetty to Marfa, Texas. Navigating the New York art world has been a whirlwind, and I've been like the proverbial sponge soaking up new experiences at organizations as diverse as MoMA and ARTnews Magazine.
I first learned of RxArt when I stumbled upon a brief write up about the latest "Between the Lines" coloring book in an issue of New York Magazine. My secret love for coloring and not-so-secret love for contemporary art inspired me to check out the RxArt website and learn more about this organization that so deftly combined these two passions. I am now thrilled to be part of a team that is bringing art to unconventional spaces while brightening the patient experience, and I am looking forward to helping out RxArt in every capacity!
Keith Haring, often called “the Michelangelo of the New York City subway,” was formative in changing the face of New York City by legitimizing graffiti as an art form.
Pace Print's exhibition of Haring's prints and small-scale multiples focuses on prints created between 1983 and 1990 and feature his iconic graphic figures - dogs, dancers, and figures - in motion. The production of prints was an essential part of Haring’s work; as Pace Prints states, “He believed in the inherent democracy of creating limited editions that could extend the reach of his imagery in an attainable and affordable manner.”
"My contribution to the world is my ability to draw," Haring famously said. "Drawing is still basically the same as it has been since prehistoric times. It brings together man and the world. It lives through magic."
The exhibition includes a pop-up shop; items were created in collaboration with fashion designers Nicholas Kirkwood and Patricia Field. Keith Haring is open until December 3rd - see it while you still can!
RxArt is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to changing the visual landscape of American hospitals through the installation of original contemporary fine art in patient, examination and waiting rooms. We are seeking an individual who is able to commit to a consistent intern schedule of 3 days per week, 10am - 6pm, for at least a 3 month period during the busy winter/spring season, with occasional weekend and evening hours to assist with our annual fundraiser and increase our presence at art fairs and related events. The internship will begin early January.
An internship at RxArt offers a wide range of hands-on experience in nonprofit management to those interested in pursuing careers in the fields of visual art, nonprofit administration, healthcare administration, media and public relations, development and/or graphic design. Aside from the usual administrative tasks such as database management, website maintenance, in-house design of printed materials, fundraising and market research, this internship offers opportunities to contribute creatively on a daily basis. We are a small organization, so you can have a significant role and real impact. We have a small, high-energy office and we all enjoy our work. We are located in a light-filled storefront on the Lower East Side.
- Excellent communication, organizational, writing and interpersonal skills
- Proficient computer skills (Mac OS, MS Word, Excel, Adobe Creative Suite programs) and knowledge of social media platforms
- Ability to commit to a consistent schedule devoting 2 or 3 days per week for at least a 3 month period
- A strong interest in contemporary art
We require a cover letter, resume, and an interview with the candidate. This is an unpaid internship. All internships qualify for school credit. Please send all materials to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ryan McGinness has just released a full, poker-sized deck of blacklight cards based on vintage nudie cards. They feature McGinness's graphic, iconic drawings developed from figure studies of various models. McGinness says, "My use of fluorescent paint under the blacklight color spectrum is a strategy to force a singular time/space experience with the work. That is to say, the work must be experienced in person, and cannot be fully appreciated through reproductions via jpegs or printed catalogue pages."
The deck of cards, produced exclusively for the Standard Hotel, are available now for $35 at the Standard's Shop.
Friend of RxArt David Levinthal has teamed up with RxArt supporter LittleCollector to sell his beautiful works at the MoMA Design Store in SoHo. (81 Spring Street, New York, NY)
Ride The Rocket, David Levinthal and LittleCollector for MoMA Design Store
Aero Swing, David Levinthal and LittleCollector for MoMA Design Store
Currently on display and for sale at MoMA Design Store in SoHo.
Congratulations to LittleCollector for winning InStyle Magazine's Best of the Web 2011!
To learn more about LittleCollector, visit their website at http://www.littlecollector.com.
Part two of our coverage of Frieze Art Fair! See Part one here.
Niki de St Phalle
Ugo Rondinone at Galerie Eva Presenhuber
Endgame by Mark Wallinger
Jacob Kassay at ICA London
Enoc Perez at Fagionato Fine Arts
Sophomore's Spring 2012 Collection video follows NYers gallivanting around town in Sophomore's newest wears and features artists and RxArt friends Leo Fitzpatrick and Adam McEwen. Check it out!:
With Paris on Her Mind
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RxArt In Color
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The Picasso Prescription
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