6:30 p.m.

Last year artist Rob Pruitt became fascinated by his iPhone and its ability to document aspects of everyday life from the most mundane to the most revealing. Following in the footsteps of Andy Warhol, who intently chronicled his world through tape recordings and filled up numerous time capsules with his items from his everyday life, Pruitt has documented a-day-in-the-life-of-the-artist everyday for a year since purchasing the phone. He refers to the iPhone as “an extra brain in my pocket” as well as a “sketchbook for someone who doesn’t draw.”  Rob Pruitt was born in 1964 in Washington DC and lives and works in New York. His work has been included in solo and group exhibitions in the United States and abroad since the early 1990s. His latest project, “IPhotos” is on view at Gavin Brown’s enterprise in New York City through October 11, 2008. Now in its 14th year, The Public Art Fund Talks is an ongoing series of discussions and presentations by some of today’s most influential artists, critics, and curators. Presented by the Public Art Fund in association with the Vera List Center for Art and Politics.

Tishman Auditorium, Alvin Johnson/J. M. Kaplan Hall, 66 West 12th Street

$5; free to all students and New School faculty, staff, and alumni with ID

Box Office Information:

Single event purchases can be made online at any time at the New School Box Office. Series and discounted tickets must still be made in person or over the phone at The New School Box Office at 66 West 12th Street, main floor, Monday-Thursday 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., and Friday 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. The box office opens the first day of classes and closes after the last paid event of each semester. Reservations and inquiries can be made by emailing boxoffice@newschool.edu or calling 212.229.5488.

For events scheduled during the summer term, the box office will open one hour before each event.

Contact Information:

For more information, call the Public Art Fund at 212.980.4575.