• 2014 RxArt Party Tickets

    Please join us at RxArt's 14th Anniversary PARTY honoring artist KAWS on November 17th! 

    Tickets are now available here: Eventbrite

    We hope that you will join us to pay tribute to the generous artists and donors who have made projects in over 20 hospitals nationwide possible. 

     

    The RxArt Party will also include a Live and Silent Auction with artwork by revered artists such as, Kaws, Rob Pruitt, Walead Beshty, Matthew Brandt, Mike Bouchet, Gardar Eide Einarsson, Mark Hagen, Klara Kristalova, Erik Parker, Jose Parla, Ry Rocklen, Hugh Scott-Douglas, Tony Tasset, Lawrence Weiner, and many more.

    All proceeds support RxArt's mission to transform pediatric hospital facilities into comforting and engaging spaces through site-specific installations by contemporary artists.

     

    We look forward to seeing you at what will be a wonderful night!

  • Party Time!

    It's that time! Save-the-date for RxArt's annual party honoring the amazing KAWS: Monday, November 17, 6-9pm. This year's auction features works by an incredible group of artists. Details to come soon. Mark your calendars!

  • RxArt Party Time

    Every day is one day closer to the 13th Annual RxArt Party on September 16th at Lever House honoring Kenny Scharf. The night will include RxArt’s fiercest auction yet held by Simon de Pury and hosted by Paddle 8.  The auction contains artwork by Lucien Smith, Jeff Elrod, Rob Pruitt, KAWS, Terry Richardson, Kenny Scharf, Louise Lawler, Ryan McGinness, Maurizio Pellegrin, Cindy Sherman, and many more incredibly talented artists. Bulgari, the chief sponsor, has also donated a gorgeous piece of wearable art that will be featured in the live auction. At the end of the auction the famous Cadogan Tate Fine Art will carefully wrap and ship the artwork. What more could one ask for?

    How about this exclusive, limited edition Jonas Wood print with a purchase of a VIP ticket?

    The enchanted evening also includes delicious food by Casa Lever, champagne by Nicolas Feuillatte, and goody bags by the amazing Kiehl’s.

    In addition to all of the earthly benefits one receives at the RxArt Party, we cannot overlook the principal motive to attend: the pediatric patients affected by the RxArt projects. The support you provide helps us further our mission of promoting healing and inspiring hope in patients, families, and hospital staff while increasing awareness and appreciation of contemporary art. The event raises more than 80% of our operating budget and helps us to move forward with several ambitious collaborations for 2013 and 2014. The generosity of our donors enables RxArt to extend our outreach, put the finishing touches on projects already in motion, and plan for future hospital projects. The annual PARTY is vital to enabling RxArt to expand its reach and carry on its mission to improve pediatric hospital and healthcare environments and we are so appreciative of your continued support.

    We hope that you will attend, and join us to honor Kenny and the other generous artists and donors who have made projects possible in over 20 hospitals nationwide.

    You can purchase your tickets here:   http://rxartparty.eventbrite.com/

  • RxArt 12th Annual PARTY!

    At RxArt had our 12th Anniversary PARTY this Monday and Milk Studio. The event honored artist Dan Colen for his ongoing work with RxArt and his upcoming permanent installation at Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn. Colen described the pieces he plans to install in the children’s ward, “It’s these drawings I’m doing with M&Ms, and these sculptures I’m making out of rocks that I paint to look like M&Ms, so I just thought the kids could make some fun relationship to it."

    It was an incredible evening, which included fantastic art by Terry Richardson, Aurel Schmidt, Jose Parla and many others, a live auction and a surprise performance by Kilo Kush. Thank you to the friends, artists, and guests who came! See photos below:

    Dan Colen

    Man of the hour, Dan Colen!

    Olivia Kim, Lazaro Hernandez, Jen Brill

    Olivia Kim, Lazaro Hernandez, Jen Brill

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  • Staff Pick: KAWS: DOWN TIME at the High Museum of Art, Atlanta

    I was happy to be in Atlanta recently, in time to see Brian Donnelly's (better know as KAWS) solo show at the High Museum of Art (on view until May 20th).

    Entering the museum plaza, I was greeted by the familiar sight of KAWS' "Passing Through" Companion, which stood in front of The Standard New York last summer.  The large sculpture could only begin to prepare me for a museum bursting with KAWS' paintings, sculptures and drawings.  Brian is a wonderful friend of RxArt and I have long been a fan of his sophisticated but playful aesthetic.

    A 22-foot high site-specific mural greets visitors at the entrance to the Weiland pavilion.  If you cross the Renzo Piano bridge leading to the atrium of the original Richard Meier building, you see a fabulous triptych installed near the top of the space.  I circled up the ramp towards the top of the atrium to get closer to the huge fluorescent painting.  An upper gallery adjacent to the atrium was filled entirely with tondo paintings and another with fabulous drawings, some of which I can't get out of my head - not that that is a problem!

    It was so much fun to see KAWS' work in a major museum show.  I am thrilled that we will have the opportunity to work with Brian on a site-specific hospital installation in the near future.  Watch our website for more information as the project develops.

  • KAWS Lights Up The Standard Hotel

    RxArt friend and supporter Brian Donnelly, aka KAWS, had a great 2010.  Last year we saw everything from his successful solo exhibition at the The Aldrich Museum, his newest coveted vinyl toy releases to a signature clothing line, Original Fake.  Not to mention that KAWS released a book about his outstanding work detailing his early works, commercial products, and insight into his world.

    The start of 2011 for KAWS picks up right where 2010 left off with another great collaborative effort with The Standard Hotel.  

    KAWS lights up The Standard Hotel by literally leaving his mark on the light bulbs!  It is a collection of 3 light bulbs - Red, Purple, and Green filaments bearing the KAWS’ signature XX.

    For more information about the light bulbs click here

  • A.K.A Kaws

    Brian Donnelly, better known by his loyal fanbase as KAWS, has been a longtime RxArt friend and supporter (his Between the Lines coloring book page is almost always the one that kids and adults fight over for Crayola rights).

    Last night, we had the extreme pleasure of stopping by his new studio to see firsthand where the magic happens and meet his talented team (which includes an adorable beagle). Being the generous guy that he is, KAWS donated two fabulous pieces (one of which is pictured above) to our benefit auction, and we couldn’t be more excited to prominently feature them on the 15th. Until then, we’re more than happy to prominently feature them as our new favorite office decor.

  • KAWS x Disney

    For all of you KAWS fans, be on the look out for his new exciting collaborative piece with Disney. KAWS has left his recognizable mark on Pinocchio and his little buddy Jiminy Cricket. This piece was first displayed at his gallery showing at the Aldrich, which created quite a stir to say the least. News quickly hit the internet, which fueled excitement and anticipation for a public release. As with all KAWS figures, they’re in extremely limited supply. They have already released overseas in Asia with a US release to closely follow, so head to your favorite KAWS retailer and find your spot in the queue.
 Along with other great artists that contributed original line drawings, KAWS also can be found in our limited edition Between the Lines, Vol. 2.  So if you’re not able to get your hands on a limited edition figurine, this is your chance to own some of his work and create your very own artist collaboration!
 —Frank

    For all of you KAWS fans, be on the look out for his new exciting collaborative piece with Disney. KAWS has left his recognizable mark on Pinocchio and his little buddy Jiminy Cricket. This piece was first displayed at his gallery showing at the Aldrich, which created quite a stir to say the least. News quickly hit the internet, which fueled excitement and anticipation for a public release. As with all KAWS figures, they’re in extremely limited supply. They have already released overseas in Asia with a US release to closely follow, so head to your favorite KAWS retailer and find your spot in the queue.

    Along with other great artists that contributed original line drawings, KAWS also can be found in our limited edition Between the Lines, Vol. 2.  So if you’re not able to get your hands on a limited edition figurine, this is your chance to own some of his work and create your very own artist collaboration!

    —Frank

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