NYC Art Exhibit Inspired by America's Fascination with Prescription Drugs

Dr. Keith Ablow, a leading psychiatrist and New York Times best-selling author, has recently entered the world of fine art creating handwritten prescriptions printed on archival paper affixed to aluminum. He often uses irony to underscore larger issues of excess in modern culture.

Collectors of Ablow's work include billionaire stock trader and modern art aficionado Steve Cohen, Guggenheim Capital founder Todd Morley, public relations icon Ronn Torossian and billionaire art collector Doug Meijer. Affected by the 2016 New York state law requiring all prescriptions to be filled electronically, Ablow began repurposing the original prescription pads, blowing them up to 3 foot by 2 foot panels, intended to “make people think or move them to action.” 

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