Kenny Scharf, ‘Fun Vacation (200, Engberg)’, 1990, Print, Lithograph in five colors on white Rives BFK pape, Alpha 137 Gallery
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Fun Vacation (200, Engberg), 1990

Lithograph in five colors on white Rives BFK pape
36 × 27 in
91.4 × 68.6 cm
Edition 13/16
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$15,000 - 20,000
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Shipping: $95 domestic, $195 rest of world
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Very, very rarely seen on the market, since most other editions are already in the permanent …

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Fine condition; COA issued by Alpha 137 Gallery
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Hand-signed by artist, Hand signed by both Ed Ruscha and Kenny Scharf lower right; dated lower right; numbered 13/16 in pencil; with the …
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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.

Ed Ruscha
American, b. 1937
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Despite being credited with a Pop sensibility, Ed Ruscha defies categorization with his diverse output of photographic books and tongue-in-cheek photo-collages, paintings, and drawings. Ruscha’s work is inspired by the ironies and idiosyncrasies of life in Los Angeles, which he often conveys by placing glib words and phrases from colloquial and consumerist usage atop photographic images or fields of color. Known for painting and drawing with unusual materials such as gunpowder, blood, and Pepto Bismol, Ruscha draws attention to the deterioration of language and the pervasive cliches in pop culture, illustrated by his iconic 1979 painting I Don’t Want No Retro Spective. “You see this badly done on purpose, but the badly-done-on-purpose thing was done so well that it just becomes, let’s say, profound,” he once said. Equally renowned were his photographic books, in which he transferred the deadpan Pop style into series of images of LA—apartments, palm trees, or Twentysix Gasoline Stations (1962), his most famous work.

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Very, very rarely seen on the market, since most other editions are already in the permanent collection of major museums and institutions, "Fun Vacation (The Cruiser)" is the result of a unique collaboration three decades ago - 1990 - between Ed Ruscha and Kenny Scharf. This historic piece is hand signed …

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Fine condition; COA issued by Alpha 137 Gallery
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Hand-signed by artist, Hand signed by both Ed Ruscha and Kenny Scharf lower right; dated lower right; numbered 13/16 in pencil; with the …
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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.

Ed Ruscha
American, b. 1937
Follow

Despite being credited with a Pop sensibility, Ed Ruscha defies categorization with his diverse output of photographic books and tongue-in-cheek photo-collages, paintings, and drawings. Ruscha’s work is inspired by the ironies and idiosyncrasies of life in Los Angeles, which he often conveys by placing glib words and phrases from colloquial and consumerist usage atop photographic images or fields of color. Known for painting and drawing with unusual materials such as gunpowder, blood, and Pepto Bismol, Ruscha draws attention to the deterioration of language and the pervasive cliches in pop culture, illustrated by his iconic 1979 painting I Don’t Want No Retro Spective. “You see this badly done on purpose, but the badly-done-on-purpose thing was done so well that it just becomes, let’s say, profound,” he once said. Equally renowned were his photographic books, in which he transferred the deadpan Pop style into series of images of LA—apartments, palm trees, or Twentysix Gasoline Stations (1962), his most famous work.

Fun Vacation (200, Engberg), 1990

Lithograph in five colors on white Rives BFK pape
36 × 27 in
91.4 × 68.6 cm
Edition 13/16
.
$15,000 - 20,000
Ships from New York, NY, US
Shipping: $95 domestic, $195 rest of world
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
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