On Thursday, September 22nd, 2011 RxArt and founder Diane Brown, hosted chaired by Jen Brill, Poppy Delevingne, Leigh Lezark, Caroline Sieber and Vanessa Traina to celebrate the organization’s 11th anniversary and unveiled the third edition of the coloring book Between The Lines featuring full cover art by artist Rob Pruitt sponsored by CHANEL Beauté.
New York’s chicest came out to celebrate the annual event including RX supporters Jen Brill, Poppy Delevingne, Caroline Sieber, Vanessa Traina, China Chow, Chiara Clemente, Lauren Santo Domingo (all dressed by CHANEL), Sean Avery, Marco Brambilla, Olivia Chantecaille, Will Cotton, Rafael de Cardenas, Annabelle Dexter Jones, Brian Donnelly aka KAWS, Zani Guglemann, Michelle Harper, Lazaro Hernandez, Ally Hilfiger, Johan Lindeberg, Lisa Ling, Kalup Linzy, Jose Parla, Terry Richardson, Cynthia Rowley, Max Snow, Harley Viera Newton, Aaron Young among many others danced the night away to DJ sets by Leo Fitzpatrick and Cassie Coane, while sipping cocktails and dined on delicious hors d’ourves by Callahan Catering. The event showcased exclusive auctions featuring some of the most sought after names in contemporary art.
About RxArt & CHANEL: RxART: Founded by Diane Brown in 2000, RxArt (www.rxArt.net) is a non-profit organization dedicated to placing original fine art in patient, procedure and examination rooms of healthcare facilities. RxArt’s mission is to improve otherwise sterile environments through contemporary art, promote healing, and inspire hope in patients, families and staff. CHANEL: CHANEL, the international luxury goods company, was founded in France by Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel in 1924. The company, which is privately held, offers a broad range of luxury products, including Haute Couture, Ready-to-Wear, fragrance, cosmetics, leathergoods, accessories, Fine Jewelry and Watches, through a U.S. network of 24 boutiques and approximately 90 locations at select retailers. Haute Couture collections are presented exclusively in Paris.
CHANEL maintains 151 boutiques and shops worldwide, including the legendary House of CHANEL on the rue Cambon in Paris. Under the guidance of designer Karl Lagerfeld, the House of CHANEL remains dedicated to luxury, fashion, style and image.In 1993, CHANEL launched the CHANEL Fine Jewelry Collection and opened a worldwide flagship Fine Jewelry Boutique on 18 place Vendôme in Paris. There are eight Fine Jewelry boutiques in the U.S. and 41 worldwide.
BETWEEN THE LINES: Rob Pruitt was inspired by shades from the CHANEL Rouge Allure Velvet lipstick collection which he incorporated into the cover artwork. RxArt’s coloring books are given to children in participating health care facilities. Like the artwork RxArt installs, the coloring book is meant to give the children and their families something new and stimulating to think about. It is another tool to take children to an emotionally less stressful place and it emphasizes the organizations focus on providing a creative outlet for children confined to the austerity of a hospital room.