Kenny Scharf, ‘Grammy’, 1997, Print, Lithograph on wove paper, Heritage Auctions
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Kenny Scharf

Grammy, 1997

Lithograph on wove paper
43 × 34 5/8 in
109.2 × 87.9 cm
Edition 7/250
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Published for the 39th Annual Grammy Awards to benefit the N.A.R.A.S. Foundation, NY

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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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Published for the 39th Annual Grammy Awards to benefit the N.A.R.A.S. Foundation, NY

Condition Report: No apparent condition issues. Not examined out of frame. framed under acrylic.

Framed Dimensions 44.5 X 36.125 Inches

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Signature
Signed, numbered, and dated in pencil in lower margin
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Courtesy of Heritage Auctions
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

Grammy, 1997

Lithograph on wove paper
43 × 34 5/8 in
109.2 × 87.9 cm
Edition 7/250
Bidding closed
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