Kenny Scharf, ‘Unique Double Sided Mixed Media Drawing with Personal Dedication to Baird Jones’, 1998, Alpha 137 Gallery
Kenny Scharf, ‘Unique Double Sided Mixed Media Drawing with Personal Dedication to Baird Jones’, 1998, Alpha 137 Gallery
Kenny Scharf, ‘Unique Double Sided Mixed Media Drawing with Personal Dedication to Baird Jones’, 1998, Alpha 137 Gallery
Kenny Scharf, ‘Unique Double Sided Mixed Media Drawing with Personal Dedication to Baird Jones’, 1998, Alpha 137 Gallery
Kenny Scharf, ‘Unique Double Sided Mixed Media Drawing with Personal Dedication to Baird Jones’, 1998, Alpha 137 Gallery

This unique mixed media work features Kenny Scharf-designed magnets, surrounded by a unique original drawing done in marker. On the back of the drawing is yet another drawing in black marker by Scharf, dedicated to Baird Jones and dated 1998. A classic Kenny Scharf piece with distinctive provenance. Baird Jones was active in the New York City club and celebrity scene in the 1980s and 1990s, potentially working at Studio 54, The Warhol Factory, Max?s Kansas City - and all the trendy placs of the era. He was well known as a writer for Rush & Molloy gossip column in the New York Daily News, Artnet, and an art curator for Webster Hall in the East Village. Baird Jones was a noted collector of artworks created by celebrities, such as a portrait of Andy Warhol by Jeff Bridges, Flowers by Gloria Vanderbilt, Self Portraits by John Lennon and so on.
Image Size: 10.5 x 13.5 inches
Frame Size: 14 x 17 inches

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Signature: Boldly signed and inscribed with another drawing in black marker on the verso (back) of the work.

Estate of Baird Jones. Baird Jones was active in the New York City club and celebrity scene in the 1980s and 1990s, potentially working at Studio 54, The Warhol Factory, Max?s Kansas City - and all the trendy placs of the era. He was well known as a writer for Rush & Molloy gossip column in the New York Daily News, Artnet, and an art curator for Webster Hall in the East Village. Baird Jones was a noted collector of artworks created by celebrities, such as a portrait of Andy Warhol by Jeff Bridges, Flowers by Gloria Vanderbilt, Self Portraits by John Lennon and so on.

About Kenny Scharf

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.

American, b. 1958, Los Angeles, California