• Culturefix

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    During a stroll through Brooklyn last weekend, I couldn’t help but chuckle when I passed the Salsa Salon on Smith Street: barber by day, dance studio by night. Nothin’ like complimenting that fresh fade with a little cha cha cha!

    But in the world of hybrid businesses, more logical pairings do exist. Culturefix—a new tapas joint/wine bar/art gallery on the Lower East Side—is among those, and lucky for RxArt, it’s just a taquito’s throw away from our offices. No more cordoned-off canvases or plexi-encased prints- at Culturefix, they encourage you to eat, drink and be merry with the art. We’ll take an order of chorizo with a side of Postmodernism, please!

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  • Terry & Kanye Give Back

    The art world is no doubt a small community, but for RxArt—a nonprofit that curates, collaborates, and connects great talent with unconventional institutions (i.e. hospitals and healthcare facilities)—it’s always exciting to witness our worlds colliding.

    Case in point: Terry Richardson has just signed on for an inspiring project involving kids, his signature “thumbs up” gesture, and Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn—we’ll reveal more in the coming weeks. In addition, Kanye West gave RxArt and Jeff Koons an internet shout out last week. Above, the two are pictured hamming it up for Terry’s blog.

    It’s a small world after all.

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  • Working Jeff Koons

    Nearly one third of our existence as a non-profit organization dedicated to transforming the landscapes of hospitals has been consumed by our wildest dream—working with contemporary art superstar Jeff Koons on a project that is the first of its kind.

    Well, this week our wildest dream has been exceeded, and we’ve reached a major milestone not only for RxArt but also for the medical and arts communities. Thanks to the generosity, commitment and sheer brilliance of Jeff Koons, his studio and Kiehl’s, we’re pleased to announce the completion of our artist-designed CT Scanner and exam room at Advocate Hope Children’s Hospital in Oak Lawn, Illinois. 

    On Tuesday, the entire RxArt team attended the official unveiling with Mr. Koons along and an enthusiastic crowd of media, healthcare professionals, collectors and supporters. In a word, the experience was awe-inspiring. To give you a better understanding of the space itself, attendees were reluctant to leave the exam room tour, completely entranced by Koons’ playful imagery. Doctors even reported that they’ve decreased the anesthesia administered to young patients; children are no longer frightened of the procedure as a result of the transforming installation.

    We invite you to take a moment to view our collection of photos to see for yourself the magic of this groundbreaking collaboration. And to those who have been and will continue to be an integral part of the success of each and every project, we express our sincere gratitude. Witnessing the positive effects of art is what makes us tick, and this momentous project couldn’t epitomize that any more.

    Images copyright Jeff Koons / photographer: Michael Tropea, Chicago

  • Gouverneur Hospital

    RxArt is proud to share with you our first foray into public hospitals with our most recent installation at Gouverneur Hospital in Manhattan’s Lower East Side!

    The diverse array of works installed in both the OB/GYN and Pediatric Units reflect the array of languages and cultures in the surrounding community, and what were once empty corridors now bear the inspiring work of Jason Middlebrook, Mark Dion, Garrett Phelan, Lane Twitchell and Yvonne Jacquette.

    For a closer look at the entire project, check out our website updates here.

  • 10 years Old

    Happy birthday to us- we’re 10 years old today! A massive thank you to our incredible network of supporters for believing in the power of visual art—we owe our years of growth and success to you!

    To take a look into a decade’s worth of art installations that changed the landscapes of hospitals throughout the east coast, visit rxart.net.

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  • RxArt SoulCycle Charity Ride

    Get those endorphins pumpin’ and sweat it out for a great cause! Join hosts Cynthia Rowley and Bill Powers at the RxArt SoulCycle Charity Ride on Wednesday, May 26th in Tribeca.

    Tickets are on sale now- click the image above to reserve your spot at what’s sure to be spring’s hottest philanthropic, calorie-burning event!

  • Myoung Ho Lee’s Tree #14

    RxArt is pleased to announce our most recent acquisition—Myoung Ho Lee’s Tree #14—to be placed in a patient room at Rockefeller University Hospital. Thanks to the generosity of the Eliza Moore Fund and Yossi Milo Gallery, we were able to purchase this spectacular print that we’ve had our eyes on for months. Needless to say, the hospital staff is beyond excited and we think the patients are going to be just as thrilled!image

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  • The Broadcast Presents: A Concert for RxArt

    Last night’s concert for RxArt was a huge success to say the least! The Bitter End was teeming with fans, the high energy was contagious, and we were floored by the outpouring of buzz and support for the musicians and RxArt. A massive thanks to Caitlin Krisko & The Broadcast for your endless amounts of creativity and incredible generosity.

    Q: What does 10 bucks get you in New York City?

    A: A venti Starbucks caramel macchiato… OR a ticket to an unforgettable evening of funk, soul and rock with five bands, raffle drawings and a donation to RxArt!

    Tonight at 8pm at The Bitter End > The Broadcast Presents: A Concert for RxArt

    Click here for more details- hope to see you there!

  • LA Times Magazine

    If you happen to live on the left coast, you may have noticed some RxArt love in this weekend’s LA Times Magazine. And if you happen to not live in Cali, we’ve saved you some time and energy by posting it above.

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  • Flickr Group

    Calling all budding artists and Crayola savants: RxArt now has a Flickr group where you can submit your colored pages from our Between the Lines coloring books! Sharing art with others makes us happy, so won’t you do the same?

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