Kenny Scharf, ‘Art Object’, 2013, MOCA
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Kenny Scharf

Art Object, 2013

Hand-painted polystone
This is part of a limited edition set.
12 × 2 1/2 × 5 in
30.5 × 6.4 × 12.7 cm
Edition of 40
Sold
12 × 2 1/2 × 5 in
30.5 × 6.4 × 12.7 cm
Edition of 40
Sold
Location
Los Angeles
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About the work
MOCA
Los Angeles

This Art Object was commissioned by the MOCA Projects Council to raise funds for MOCA's …

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Sculpture
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Hand-signed by artist, Signed and numbered, includes a certificate of authenticity
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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.

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MOCA
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This Art Object was commissioned by the MOCA Projects Council to raise funds for MOCA's education programming.

Edition of 40 plus 10 artist proofs

Hand-painted polystone, faux rhinestone eye detail, black acrylic base. Presented in a special edition box, size 7 x 5 x 14 in.

Medium
Sculpture
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signed and numbered, includes a certificate of authenticity
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Frame
Not included
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

Art Object, 2013

Hand-painted polystone
This is part of a limited edition set.
12 × 2 1/2 × 5 in
30.5 × 6.4 × 12.7 cm
Edition of 40
Sold
12 × 2 1/2 × 5 in
30.5 × 6.4 × 12.7 cm
Edition of 40
Sold
Location
Los Angeles
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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