Kenny Scharf

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  • NEWAZY Silkscreen Archival Print by Kenny Scharf

    Kenny Scharf NEWAZY Silkscreen Archival Print by Kenny Scharf

    Purchase NEWAZY Silkscreen Archival Print by Kenny Scharf Hand-Pulled 5-Color Screen Print & Archival Pigment on Hand Deckled Fine Art Paper Limited Edition Pop Street Art Artwork. 2023 Signed & Numbered Limited Edition of 100 Artwork Size 29.5x25 Kenny Scharf is a contemporary American artist who is associated with both graffiti art and pop art. He was born in Los Angeles in 1958 and studied at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. In the 1980s, Scharf became known for his colorful, cartoonish paintings that blended elements of graffiti, street art, and pop culture. His work often featured images of animated characters such as the Flintstones, the Jetsons, and the Simpsons, as well as psychedelic motifs and abstract forms. Scharf was part of a group of artists who came to be known as the "East Village Art Scene," which also included Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, and others. Like these artists, Scharf was interested in creating art that was accessible to a wide audience and that commented on popular culture. Scharf's work has been exhibited in galleries and museums around the world, including the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Brooklyn Museum. His art has also been featured in numerous public installations and murals, including a large-scale mural on the side of a building in Los Angeles. Today, Scharf continues to create art that explores the intersection of graffiti art and pop culture. His work is known for its bright colors, playful imagery, and sense of humor, and it continues to inspire and influence a new generation of artists.


Kenny Scharf
Kenny Scharf is an American painter, sculptor, and street artist born in Hollywood, California, in 1958. He is best known for his colorful, cartoonish, and surrealistic artwork that draws inspiration from pop culture, science fiction, and street art. Scharf rose to prominence in the 1980s as a key figure in the East Village art scene of New York City, along with other notable artists such as Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat. Scharf's work combines elements of Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, and graffiti to create vibrant, energetic, and otherworldly pieces. He often incorporates familiar characters from popular culture, such as the Flintstones and the Jetsons, into his work. Scharf's unique style has earned him a place in the annals of contemporary art history. Throughout his career, Scharf has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions worldwide. His artwork can be found in major art institutions and private collections, such as the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. In addition to his fine art, Scharf has also designed album covers, murals, and various products, further solidifying his influence in popular culture. Despite the passage of time, Kenny Scharf remains a significant figure in the art world. His unique style and playful subject matter continue to inspire and engage audiences globally.
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