Street Art // Saturday, March 23, 2013
A blue, smiling extra wide, eight-foot sculpture of a character named “Squirtz” was recently installed in the outdoor plaza of The Standard hotel by New York artist, Kenny Scharf. A street and fine artist whose presence has remained visible on the New York streets for 30 years, describes this particular character, “He’s just one of my classic guys.” This sculpture will be on view until April 1, 2013 so go see it in person.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, March 06, 2013
Coinciding with his exhibition at Paul Kasmin Gallery, The Standard, High Line is presenting an 8-foot tall scuplture entitled Squirtz by LA & Brooklyn-based artist Kenny Scharf. Kenny will be featured in the May issue of Juxtapoz Magazine!
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 17, 2012
We stopped by the opening reception of legendary artist Kenny Scharf’s latest solo exhibition, Hodgepodge at Honor Fraser Gallery this past weekend. For this exhibition, Scharf has created several new bodies of work that survey his particular aesthetic approaches and sensibilities. The show features paintings, sculptures, a Cosmic Cavern installation, and a customized Cadillac, as well as an opening night performance by longtime collaborator, Ann Magnuson. Photos and more after the jump...
Juxtapoz // Thursday, February 16, 2012
You know you have become part of the pop-culture lexicon when you have made it onto "The Simpsons." This March 4, 2012, street art staples Shepard Fairey, Ron English, Kenny Scharf and Robbie Conal will all be appearing on the venerable sitcom, in an episode cleverly titled, “Exit Though The Kwik-E-Mart." Hey, Banksy already did the Simpsons opener, let's bring some other street art heavyweights onto the scene.
Juxtapoz // Saturday, December 03, 2011
If you had 10 hours to spare on a Friday in Miami, then the Art Basel centerpiece fair was where you would go. With Gagosian, Lisson, White Cube, Regen Projects, Blum & Poe, Roberts and Tilton, David Zwirner, Chelm & Read and hundreds of others all with booths at the Miami Convention Center, we took the mega tour.
Street Art // Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Hurricane Irene brought together the unlikely collaboration of two artists: Jr and Kenny Scharf. We couldn’t ask for a more beautiful accident.
Street Art // Thursday, July 07, 2011
Brooklyn-based painter, Kenny Scharf, is currently in the process of creating a large-scale mural in the city of Philadelphia. Here are photos of the yet to be finished mural.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Kenny Scharf is an icon of both street and fine art in NYC, and Lui Bolin is the fascinating artist who paints himself into disguise, blending into the backgrounds in which he places himself in front of. The two artists just teamed up in NYC for a collaborative piece.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 10, 2011
For Juxtapoz, seeing Kenny Scharf's inclusion (an obvious inclusion) in MOCA's "Art In the Streets" exhibition was especially exciting. Mr. Scharf, gracing the cover of just our 7th issue (the Summer 1996 issue, to be exact), was the first "street artist" to ever be on the cover of our magazine.
Street Art // Monday, April 18, 2011
Obviously, the legendary names and artists of New York City were a big part of the story at MOCA's "Art In the Streets," with Futura, Martha Cooper, Blade, Henry Chalfant, Fab 5 Freddy, Keith Haring, Kenny Scharf, Crash, and Freedom having major spaces in the Geffen building, as well as younger talents that later emerged like Dash Snow. More after the jump . . .