AO On Site Photoset – New York: RxArt’s Annual Benefit 2011, Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

September 27th, 2011

Rob Pruitt’s graffiti wall of zebras. All photos on site for Art Observed by Giffen Ott.

Art Observed was on site again this year for the RxArt + Chanel Beauté 11th Annual PARTY Benefit. Imbibing works by contemporary artists such as Nate Lowman (who’s Reverse Snowman Holding His Own Head was the highest going piece, at $24,000) and Dan Colen, Miranda July, and Yoko Ono, guests bid via silent auction, the proceeds going toward a good cause. According to their website, “RxArt is a non-profit organization dedicated to placing original fine art in patient, procedure and examination rooms of healthcare facilities. Our mission is to improve otherwise sterile environments through contemporary art, promote healing, and inspire hope in patients, families and staff.” Held at the Highline Stages in Chelsea, party-goers included artists KAWS, Terry Richardson, Aurel Schmidt, and José Parlá, among other celebrities and organizers such as Bill Powers and Jen Brill.

More images after the jump…

Poppy Delevingne, Jen Brill, Diane Brown, Vanessa Traina, Caroline Sieber

Terry Richardson with China Chow

Ryan Foerster, Untitled (Fucked Up Horse)

James Franco, Asheville Series, #1-6

Dan Colen, God Rubbing 2 (2011)

Mathew Cereletty, Yoplait Light (2008)

Johan Lindeberg and friends

Aaron Young

Terry Richardson photographs China Chow

Kalup Linzy and friend

Annabelle Dexter Jones

China Chow

Karl Haendel, Rx Coloring Book Drawing (2011)

Ed Baynard, Portrait (2011)

Lizzi Bougatsos, Hey Jack (don’t worry I won’t embarrass you) (2009)

José Parlá, Nature, Voices and Speed (2011)

Bill Powers

Robert Tagliapietra and Jeffrey Costello

Mickey Boardman, center

Seaweed wrapped chicken ‘cigarettes’

Miranda July, Begging (2007)

Lawrence Weiner, Wild Blue Yonder (2002)

Cucumber margaritas

Yoko Ono,  Promise Peace II (2010)

-S. Sveen

Related Links:

RxArt [Official Site]
RxArt’s Benefit Inspired Fierce Celeb Bidding for Nate Lowman and Aurel Schmidt (But Not James Franco) [ArtInfo]