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Jeff Koons Brightens up Hospital Room for Kids in Illinois

You might argue that the one of the works that American artist Jeff Koons is most famous for—an overscale sculpture of a balloon-animal dog—belongs more in a kids' room than on, say, the roof of The Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC. Well, thanks to funding by skincare company Kiehls, in collaboration with non-profit org RxArt, that's the case on the radiology floor of the Advocate Hope Children's Hospital in Oak Lawn, Ill. Koons enlivened an exam room with a handful of his best-known designs, including "Monkey," decals he applied directly to a Philips CT Scanner; "Balloon Dog," "Hanging Heart" and "Donkey" have been used as wallpaper. Best of all, Koons leaped at the chance to do the project and didn't pocket a penny—now that, folks, is design that does good.

· Jeff Koons Redesigns CT Scanner Hospital Rooms for RxArt [UnBeige]