Kenny Scharf, ‘Kenny Scharf Tony Shafrazi 1983 exhibit catalog ’, 1983, Ephemera or Merchandise, Artist Exhibition Catalog, Lot 180
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Kenny Scharf

Kenny Scharf Tony Shafrazi 1983 exhibit catalog , 1983

Artist Exhibition Catalog
5 × 8 in
12.7 × 20.3 cm
.
$120
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About the work
Lot 180

Kenny Scharf, Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York, 1983.
Rare early exhibition catalog from a limited …

Medium
Condition
Very good to excellent
Signature
Not signed
Frame
Not included
Publisher
Tony Shafrazi gallery
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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Lot 180

Kenny Scharf, Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York, 1983.
Rare early exhibition catalog from a limited edition of 2000.

5 x 8 inches unisgned. Minor signs of handling; otherwise excellent
Features 20+ color plates of key early Scharf works. 30-35 pages in total. Plus an interview with Kenny Scharf by Tony Shafrazi and Bruno …

Medium
Condition
Very good to excellent
Signature
Not signed
Frame
Not included
Publisher
Tony Shafrazi gallery
Kenny Scharf
American, b. 1958
Follow

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

Kenny Scharf Tony Shafrazi 1983 exhibit catalog , 1983

Artist Exhibition Catalog
5 × 8 in
12.7 × 20.3 cm
.
$120
Have a question? Visit our help center.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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