RxArt x Yayoi Kusama

Published December 22, 2009 by Molly

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Esteemed woman of arts and letters Margaret Drabble recently released The Pattern in the Carpet, a nonfiction chronicle of jigsaw puzzle history laced with the author’s own personal jigsaw lore. Even in the age of the internet, it seems, analog jigsaw puzzles are a perennial attraction for curious humans.

This truth is one that RxArt has adapted for charitable purposes. The non-profit organization is known for its commitment to bringing art into healthcare facilities as a therapeutic aid to patients, encouraging artistic expression and curating contemporary installations in hospital settings. It’s a noble mission— and an effective one too.

For the holidays, then, RxArt has teamed up with Yayoi Kusama to produce a limited-edition 200-piece puzzle of Kusama’s 2008 Self Portrait. The vivid hues and simple geometry of Kusama’s piece make for an eye-popping image and a puzzle that is bound to divert the Margaret Drabbles of the world. Dan Colen and Terry Richardson have also collaborated on puzzles with the organization, providing puzzles for art-lovers of all proclivities.

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