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Kenny Scharf

The Past, 1990-1991

Acrylic & Silkscreen on Paper
37 1/4 × 49 3/4 in
94.6 × 126.4 cm
$14,000
location
Sunny Isles Beach, Miami
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Marcel Katz Art
Sunny Isles Beach, Miami
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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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Marcel Katz Art
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-Additional images are available upon request. Certificate of Authenticity included. Artwork is in …

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-Additional images are available upon request. Certificate of Authenticity included. Artwork is in excellent condition.-

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

The Past, 1990-1991

Acrylic & Silkscreen on Paper
37 1/4 × 49 3/4 in
94.6 × 126.4 cm
$14,000
location
Sunny Isles Beach, Miami
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