an Interactive Coloring Book for Children, published by Clifford•Smith Gallery; curated and coordinated by educator and artist Bradley Rubenstein

  october 3 - 26 2001 . opening reception: friday october 5,5:30 to 7:30pm

The Clifford•Smith Gallery, in collaboration with and Pilot Programs, PS 217, Brooklyn, is producing a coloring book for elementary school children (grades K-6) entitled KidsArt. This project features the works of 60 professional contemporary artists as well as accompanying projects which will introduce young people to ideas and images in contemporary art. The original drawings will be on view at the gallery through the month of October and will then be placed with a collecting institution for preservation and future use.


sol lewitt 2001



Although this project will take the form of a book when completed, the project coordinators have developed workshops and afterschool programs based on the art created for the book. Some of the participating artists will act as visiting artists in classrooms when the book is used for lessons.


jill anderson 2001


The book will be used in the homeroom classes as curriculum materials, and will also be distributed to students during afterschool projects. All students in the school, as well as visiting students to the program will be given copies of the coloring book. In addition, copies will be made available to libraries, reading centers, etc. throughout the school district.


lawrence weiner 2001

Orders for individual books may be placed for $50 each plus shipping by sending an email to Please inquire about bulk order rates. Books will be available in early November.

Participating artists include:

austin ackles jason fox sol lewitt alexis rockman
carl andre judy glantzman cary leibowitz bradley rubenstein
michael ashkin dunja hamdorf elissa levy carol saft
matthew barney chris hammerlein pia lindman mira schor
sarah bedford jill henderson liz markus jill slaymaker
leslie brack george horner max carlos martinez oona stern
jesse bransford david humphrey erik moskowitz harvey tulcensky
nuno de campos joan jonas albert oehlen marc tauss
andrea champlin john kalymnios tom otterness cornelia van den broeke
seong chun karen kimmel eunjoo paek lily van den stokker
amanda church martin kippenberger lucio pozzi claude wampler
patricia cronin karen koltermann paul henry ramirez terry winters
ronnie cutrone gustav kluge jon rappleye randy wray
jen dalton larry krone michael rees angela wyman
lucia dellefant john lavelle thomas rieck michael zansky
inka essenhigh   jaques roch  


carl andre 2001


for more information please contact the gallery