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ABC Journal: Daze with Kenny

ArtsComments ⋅ Sep 28, 2011
Kenny Scharf’s career has spanned over 30 years, first gaining prominence in the early ’80s New York art scene with good friend and roommate Keith Haring, who he started the Cosmic Closet parties with. At first the parties were held in th...

Kenny Scharf Mural in Philadelphia

ArtsComments ⋅ Jul 11, 2011
Following up on his most recent mural on the corner of Bowery & Houston in New York City, artist Kenny Scharf has packed up his cans and headed over to the City of Brotherly Love to complete his latest work. Covering the side of a tall build...

Liu Bolin & Kenny Scharf Mural Video

ArtsComments ⋅ Jun 24, 2011
We gave you a peek at Liu Bolin’s project painting himself into the Kenny Scharf mural on Houston and Bowery the other day. New from the Wooster Collective, however, is a video of all the action going down. Chronicling Liu’s transform...

Liu Bolin x Kenny Scharf Houston Mural

ArtsComments ⋅ Jun 22, 2011
Known for painting himself in urban camouflage in order to sink into the background of a variety of situations, Chinese artist Liu Bolin recently began a New York City-based photography project by blending into Kenny Scharf’s mural on Houst...

Kenny Scharf: More, Newer, Better, Nower, Funner!

ArtsComments ⋅ May 10, 2011
The Levi’s Workshop presents a new video featuring the work of Kenny Scharf, directed by Nathan Meier and Malia Scharf. The piece was filmed in New York, Los Angeles and at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA) in conjunction w...

Kenny Scharf at MOCA “Art in the Streets”

ArtsComments ⋅ Apr 18, 2011
Known best for his bright, colorful imagery which depicts cartoon-style characters, Kenny Scharf is a prominent New York City street artist who rose to popularity during the ’80s. A key figure in the East Village art scene, Scharf was good...

The Fun’s Inside – A Film Portrait of Kenny Scharf

ArtsComments ⋅ Apr 3, 2011
The Fun’s Inside will explore the life and work of American artist Kenny Scharf whose “surrealistic pop” paintings shook up the New York art world of the early 1980s and turned him into an art star. Offered here is a glimpse of the final pr...

Kenny Scharf “NATURAFUTURA” & “THREE DOZEN!” Exhibition Recap

ArtsComments ⋅ Feb 2, 2011
Kenny Scharf was born in Los Angeles and rose to prominence alongside his friends and contemporaries Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring in the 1980s. Born from the transitional zone where the jungle meets the sea, the paintings in “NATUR...

Kenny Scharf Mural in New York City

ArtsComments ⋅ Nov 30, 2010
The latest mural at NYC’s Houston & Bowery has just been completed. Designed by famed pop-artist Kenny Scharf, the colourful work features an array of tessellating characters. Interestingly, the piece wasn’t sketched or planned beforehand, b...

The Bowl Project by PAWS/LA

ArtsComments ⋅ Nov 16, 2010
PAWS/LA are participating in the upcoming Made in California art project with a series of artist dog bowls. The roster of painters contributing their own respective painted bowls include David Hockney, Ed Ruscha, Robert Longo, Ross Bleckner, Chuc...

“WALLWORKS” @ The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

ArtsComments ⋅ Nov 1, 2010
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas recently commissioned several prominent contemporary artists to decorate their parking garage. The works collectively known as “WALLWORKS” includes pieces from Kenny Scharf, Retna, Shepard Fairey, and Shinique Smith....

Art Shack Exhibition Recap

ArtsComments ⋅ Jun 18, 2010
Last weekend, the Art Shack exhibition enjoyed its debut at the Laguna Art Museum as it brought together a talented mix of artists each enlisted with the task of creating their own installation. The exhibition was curated by Greg Escalante with n...

Kenny Scharf Video Interview

UncategorizedComments ⋅ Feb 18, 2010
Whitney Museum of America Art recently conducted an interview with American painter, Kenny Scharf. In this video, he speaks about the painting that he created in the studio of his friend Keith Haring which was titled ‘When the Worlds Colli...

MINDstyle x Kenny Scharf Hanna-Barbera Figures Announcement

UncategorizedComments ⋅ Feb 1, 2010
Creative label MINDstyle have announced an upcoming collaboration with American artist Kenny Scharf on a set of Flinstones and Jetsons figures ATC figures. Scharf should prove an excellent partner for this project, not least because he has alread...

Kenny Scharf “Barberadise” Exhibition Recap

UncategorizedComments ⋅ Sep 15, 2009
Honor Fraser proudly presented an exhibition of new works by Kenny Scharf over the weekend. The exhibition, entitled Barberadise, showcased new paintings that integrate familiar icons from Scharf’s visual lexicon and implies a utopian world that...