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Scenes From Rx Art's + Chanel Beauté's Annual Party

Yasha Wallin

In the spirit of supporting one of the New York's best art nonprofits, the city's most stylish came
out en masse to Highline Stages for RxArt's annual benefit party, sponsored by Chanel Beauté. Half Gallery owner Bill Powers was our unofficial tour guide for the night giving us a run down on the art that was up for auction by artists like Terry Richardson, Cecily Brown, Lawrence Weiner and Lizzi Bougatsos whose protruding Mickey Mouse penis piece was humorously placed next to Mike Mills' ink drawing of a woman's naked torso. Guests included Powers' Work of Art co-host China Chow; party chairs Jen Brill, Poppy Delevingne, Caroline Sieber and Vanessa Traina (all dressed by Chanel); Chiara Clemente, Lauren Santo Domingo, Sean Avery, Annabelle Dexter Jones, Cynthia Rowley, and artists Marco Brambilla, Will Cotton, Rafael de Cardenas, KAWS, Kalup Linzy, Max Snow, Aaron Young and Aurel Schmidt and Leo Fitzpatrick, both of whom were wearing matching Converse All-Stars.

Proceeds from the evening go towards RxArt, who places contemporary art in often-sterile
children's hospitals in order to raise spirits. Given the organization's youthful mission, the venue's
back wall was covered in a massive floor to ceiling Robb Pruitt zebra drawing that guests were
encouraged to draw on in jumbo Chanel markers. Because we love an excuse for sanctioned
graffiti -- especially if it's to help the kids -- we were all over it.

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