RxArt is having a Pop-up shop! Come for art, refreshments, and knockout discounts!
Kick off party: Thursday, Nov 3rd 6PM-8PM
Fri + Sat, Nov 4th-5th 10AM-6PM
Sun, Nov 6th 12PM-6PM
RxArt at HALF GALLERY
208 Forsyth St.
New York, NY
RxArt had its annual Benefit Gala at the Highline Stages, sponsored by CHANEL Beauté and hosted by Jen Brill, Poppy Delevingne, Leigh Lezark, Caroline Sieber, and Vanessa Traina. We had an incredible evening, which included a cocktail party and an exclusive auction featuring some of the most sought-after names in contemporary art. We couldn't have asked for better friends, artists, and guests. Thank you to all who came! See photos below:
Who: Mark Borthwick
When: October 1
Where: Nuit Blanche Night Light Art Festival
photo: Allen Ying
RxArt and Andrew Kuo getting our technology on at Taxter and Spengemann gallery.
'Night Scented Stock', a surreal, three-story, five-room show curated by Todd Levin featuring haunting offerings from 67 artists ranging from Matthew Barney to Hans Bellmer, showed Wednesday at Marianne Boesky Gallery.
The title draws its name from a nocturnal flower. Once night falls, the Night Scented Stock emits an intoxicating aroma that attracts an array of night’s creatures – insects, bats, moths and birds – with its scent.
Among the artists showing were RxArt friends Aurel Schmidt and Diana Al-Hadid. The show presented a wide variety of work but the common thread that tied it all together were themes of the grotesque and fantastic.
Go see it while you still can!
“Night Scented Stock,” curated by Todd Levin, at Marianne Boesky Gallery, 118 East 64 St., Opening September 14, through October 22, marianneboeskygallery.com
The RxArt Team was invited by Brooklyn-based artist Robert Lazzarini for a studio visit to get an up-close-and-personal look at his visually stunning sculptures and drawings. Robert Lazzarini is a graduate of the School of Visual Arts in New York City and has mastered the art of visual manipulation in his artwork. Lazzarini’s sculptures manipulate the visual world by distorting the visual aspect of everything from an everyday telephone to a large bank vault. He combines his artistic talent with his in-depth knowledge of mathematics and physics to create beautiful pieces of art that present to us new perspectives of objects that we find in everyday living. The amazing thing about the construction of his sculptures is that all of his works are fabricated out of the same exact materials that make up the actual product.
Robert Lazzarini’s work has been exhibited all over the world, from solo shows at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C., to group shows in Switzerland and Austria. He has also collaborated with other contemporary artists such as RxArt’s friend KAWS and master printer Gary Lichtenstein. RxArt is proud to feature Lazzarini’s work in our newest coloring book project, ”Between the Lines, Vol. 3.”
We want to thank Robert Lazzarini and his team for having us at the studio and giving us a tour of his completed works and a preview of his upcoming projects. All we can say is, if you like Harley Davidson motorcycles, you are in for an unbelievable visual experience!
Along with being featured in “Between The Lines, Vol. 3” with many of today’s most celebrated contemporary artists, Robert Lazzarini will be donating an artwork to this year’s RxArt 11th Anniversary Gala. If you haven’t gotten your ticket yet, just head over to our website for further information. Enjoy a night of wonderful art for a great cause. The event will be one to remember.
The annual RxArt Gala is coming up! Save the date and come in your finest. The evening will include a silent auction featuring artists such as Nate Lowman, Yoko Ono, and David Levinthal. See art and Buy tickets here: http://rxart.net/contribute/party
More artists to be announced!
Hi readers, followers, and friends! We’ve been sharing information about our activities and artists we work with for quite some time now, and we figured it was about to time to take this relationship to the next level - let’s get personal! We want to take you behind the scenes of our hardworking little operation, and introduce you to some of the amazing people who help RxArt transform the patient experience.
We’re located in a teensy-tiny space on Forsyth Street in New York City’s Lower East Side. The front half of our space is occupied by the aptly named Half Gallery, owned by our board member Bill Powers and Andy Spade and James Frey. Day-to-day, we focus on preparing for our fall gala, sponsored by Chanel Beaute (buy tickets here), mounting upcoming projects in Atlanta, New York, and Houston, and getting the third edition of our coloring book ready for hospital donations and store shelves. We love our little space, and have started lots of fun rituals to bond in such close quarters; the hands-down favorite is “four o’clock,” when, everyday, we sit down for our version of high tea - espresso, cookies, and chocolate!
RxArt is, at its core, Diane Brown, former gallerist and all-around awesome person. She founded RxArt back in 2000 after a scary hospital experience was made peaceful and relaxing by the idea of art. Alongside Diane is Heidi Sanders, our amazing Operations Coordinator, who has worked previously at John McWhinnie @ Glenn Horowitz Bookseller and is mom to precious four-month-old Abigail.
Right now we have two interns, Liz Kuehnen and Rachel Swartz. Liz is a recent graduate of Pratt’s Communications Design MFA program and a whiz kid graphic designer. She’s working on revamping our brand image alongside our web designers, and will be leaving RxArt in September to move to Spain while her husband works on an international business degree - olé! Rachel (that’s me - hey y’all) is about to start her final year at NYU’s graduate program in Visual Arts Administration. She’s been helping get us ready for our fall gala and will be heading to MoMA this fall to intern with Corporate Membership, while also slowly chipping away at her thesis. We look forward to welcoming a new crop of rockstar interns in September - you’ll be reading about them soon, too!
Lastly, there’s Frank Aguilar - or, rather, Dr. Frank. He has been a stalwart of RxArt for over a year, helping with everything from coloring book orders to innovative projects to heavy lifting. He’s leaving today to start his residency at Rutgers University Hospital, and while we will miss his positive energy, cool tee shirts, and street cred immensely, we know he will do wonderful things in the world of medicine, continuing the RxArt mission to transform the patient experience.
With Paris on Her Mind
30 September — "In the evening, I attended the RxArt charity auction. For that, I changed into a peach cotton tee that I tucked into a high-waisted blood-orange crepe pencil skirt. My nud...
RxArt In Color
01 December — For children, coloring between the lines is a challenge of visual dexterity. To an adult purchasing the new Between the Lines coloring book, the latest in RxArt's annual se...
19 December — At this stage in the holiday shopping game, most children have submitted their own incredibly ...
The Picasso Prescription
30 November — There's some cutting-edge contemporary art going on exhibit - but you might need surgery to see it.Working on the theory that thought-provoking artwork can promote h...
Avant Garde Preschool with Dan Colen