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Kenny Scharf

Best Buddies, 1993

Serigraph
46 × 31 1/2 in
116.8 × 80 cm
Edition of 111
This is part of a limited edition set.
$2,000
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Proceeds go to the Best Buddies organization.

Proceeds go to the Best Buddies organization.

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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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Proceeds go to the Best Buddies organization.

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Signature
Signed by the Artist en recto.
Price ranges of large prints by Kenny Scharf
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$1,800–$2,250
This work
$0
$10,350+
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

Best Buddies, 1993

Serigraph
46 × 31 1/2 in
116.8 × 80 cm
Edition of 111
This is part of a limited edition set.
$2,000
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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