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Kenny Scharf

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Kenny Scharf (born 1958) is a world-renowned artist. He was part of the New York cultural and artistic movement of the 1980s, along with artists such as Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring. He is considered to be the founder of Pop Surrealism, a movement that he continues to represent today.

Scharf is famous for his murals, custom objects, collages and even accessories and clothing designs for brands such as The Hundreds, Bessel surfboards, Jeremy Scott, Absolut vodka, and Khiel's. His most recent collaboration was with Dior.

The influence of graffiti, comics, cartoons, advertising, and Pop culture in general, is present in all his works and form both a hallmark of his style and a historical context for his works. The irreverent and fun characters he creates, and the bright flat colors typical of the spray technique, make his aesthetic unmistakable.

Kenny Scharf's works have been exhibited at MoMa in New York, the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, the Miami Center of Fine Arts, and the Queens Museum of Art in New York, to name a few. His works are part of major collections such as the MoMa in New York, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, among others.

On its fifth anniversary in 2019, La Nave Salinas of Ibiza, a foundation created and led by Lio Malca, presented a spectacular exhibition of 137 paintings by Kenny Scharf that was attended and appreciated by

Purplo, 1995

Oil and acrylic on canvas with polymer

118 x 154 inches

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