Kenny Scharf, ‘Appears’, 1992, Painting, Acrylic, oil and screenprint on canvas, Rago/Wright
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Kenny Scharf

Appears, 1992

Acrylic, oil and screenprint on canvas
10 1/4 × 8 1/4 in
26 × 21 cm
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Kenny Scharf’s “Pop Surrealist” paintings feature a range of pop culture iconography such as …

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Kenny Scharf
American, b. 1958
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Muralist, painter, sculptor, and installation artist Kenny Scharf is best known for his fantastical, large-scale paintings of anthropomorphic animals and imagined creatures, as in Viva Mare Viva Mar (2011). Though Scharf’s brightly colored imagery is generally playful, he has remarked that darker themes exist beneath the surface of his works, visible upon closer inspection. Scharf was a part of the 1980s East Village Art movement, along with his good friend and fellow street artist Keith Haring. The artist says he has been influenced by all 20th-century art movements, including Abstract Expressionism and Pop Art, the latter reflected in his appropriation of cartoon characters from television shows like the Flintstones and Jetsons and his humorous depiction of snack food in Maple Glazed Donut Over Fertile Landscape (2011). Scharf’s oftentimes dense and frenetic compositions also echo a Baroque sensibility.

Kenny Scharf, ‘Appears’, 1992, Painting, Acrylic, oil and screenprint on canvas, Rago/Wright
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Paired with Keith Haring

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Rago/Wright

Kenny Scharf’s “Pop Surrealist” paintings feature a range of pop culture iconography such as cartoons, consumer products, and futuristic, cosmic creatures. He aspires to enhance the accessibility of art, and expand common notions of beauty through unexpected subject matter. Scharf’s work is collected by several major …

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Signed, dated and titled
Kenny Scharf
American, b. 1958
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Muralist, painter, sculptor, and installation artist Kenny Scharf is best known for his fantastical, large-scale paintings of anthropomorphic animals and imagined creatures, as in Viva Mare Viva Mar (2011). Though Scharf’s brightly colored imagery is generally playful, he has remarked that darker themes exist beneath the surface of his works, visible upon closer inspection. Scharf was a part of the 1980s East Village Art movement, along with his good friend and fellow street artist Keith Haring. The artist says he has been influenced by all 20th-century art movements, including Abstract Expressionism and Pop Art, the latter reflected in his appropriation of cartoon characters from television shows like the Flintstones and Jetsons and his humorous depiction of snack food in Maple Glazed Donut Over Fertile Landscape (2011). Scharf’s oftentimes dense and frenetic compositions also echo a Baroque sensibility.

Kenny Scharf

Appears, 1992

Acrylic, oil and screenprint on canvas
10 1/4 × 8 1/4 in
26 × 21 cm
Bidding closed
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