Diane Brown, President of RxArt and artist Terry Richardson at last year’s RxArt Ball via Style.com
RxArt is hosting “The Party 2008” (formerly the RxArt Ball) in honor of Jeff Koons tonight from 7pm to 10pm at the A Milk Gallery Project located at 450 West 15th Street in New York City. The event is part cocktail party, part silent auction and is expected to be a festive evening attracting artists, designers, and socialites alike. The gracious co-chairs for this year are Larry Gagosian of Gagosian Gallery, Antonio Homen of Sonnabend Gallery, and Lazaro Hernandez & Jack McCollough of Proenza Schouler. All guests will receive a copy of the the limited edition puzzle by Dan Colen. Tickets are available online here.
Last year’s soiree, also covered by AO, took place at Phillips de Pury and raised over $400,000 for charity. Notable artists whose works sold included Barnaby Furnas, Juergen Teller, Richard Prince, Dan Colen and Rob Pruitt.
RxArt is a non-profit organization that seeks to curate art installations in health care facilities to promote art’s ability to heal and comfort those during difficult times of recovery and humanize otherwise sterile and instutionalized settings typically devoid of warmth and character.