RxArt is pleased to introduce one of the most ambitious projects since our inception: an installation by world-renowned pop artist Jeff Koons at Advocate Children's Hospital in Oak Lawn, Illinois. As a result of this groundbreaking collaboration, Koons' iconic characters find a permanent home on a CT Scanner and surrounding exam room in the hospital's radiology department. The installation—the first of its kind—aims to soothe and cheer young patients and brighten the potentially frightening testing environment.
To transform the space, the Philips CT Scanner was painted a vibrant blue and decals featuring Koons' Monkeys were applied to the machine. His iconic Balloon Dog, Hanging Heart, and Donkey imagery were also installed to brighten the room as wallscapes. The addition of colorful new flooring completed the project, and the result is an awe-inspiring, playful escape that has completely revitalized the once-sterile room.
This project was made possible through the generosity of Kiehl's Since 1851 and Jeff Koons, who generously took no artist fee for his participation in this project.
View Other Projects
GalleryClick To Enlarge
A Lighter Shade of Koons
01 January — "Over the past ten years, the non-profit RxArt has installed art in 18 hospitals across the country, Jeff Koon's monkeys cover a CT scanner, Rob Pruitt's pandas decorate a ...
06 July — A heart as big as his art: Sneed hears world-renowned contemporary artist Jeff Koons, who flew to Chicago from New York last week to unveil his art in the CT scan center of...
Hospital Rooms That Can Help Kids Heal
20 October — Ten years ago, Diane Brown found herself in a dreary hospital room, shocked that this kind of bleak environment was supposed to help her get well. Using her art-world conne...
The Most Whimsical CT Scanner On Earth
30 June — The fine folks at RxArt just gave us a peek at their latest creation, a CT Scanner currently in use at the Hope Children's Hospital in Chicago, whimsified by none other tha...
Placing Art In Unlikely Places
25 March — There's nothing fun about hospitals. That is, until RxArt brought vivid, contemporary fine art into the mix, amid hopes of boosting spirits and spreading cheer. The whimsy ...
Childs play | Toys by Artists
18 December — For your budding aesthete, we've found some gifts to satisfy even the most demanding tot. The nonprofit organization RxArt, which places contemporary art from the likes of ...
Artwork As A Way For Patients To Escape
30 June — Every day the anxious moment is played out at hope children’s hospital in Oak lawn: a parent watches a child alone in a room as a hospitals CT scanner searches for clues ...
The Party: 10th Anniversary Gala
RXArt Event for 2010!
“Our CT suite at Advocate Children's Hospital, designed by Jeff Koons & brought to us by Rx Art, is without question one of the most effective ways we have found to reduce the stress & anxiety around medical imaging. It has been a blessing for our patients & families. We are deeply grateful to Diane Brown from Rx Art, Kiehl's Since 1851 & Jeff Koons for making our dream a reality. ”Chief of Pediatric Radiology, Advocate Children's Hospital