Kenny Scharf

(American, b. 1958)

angel in hell (cindy sherman) by kenny scharf

Kenny Scharf

Angel in Hell (Cindy Sherman), 2000

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charlie girl (lisa marie) by kenny scharf

Kenny Scharf

Charlie Girl (Lisa Marie), 2001

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drip-dry by kenny scharf

Kenny Scharf

Drip-Dry, 1999

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hopper in a hopper (dennis hopper) by kenny scharf

Kenny Scharf

Hopper in a Hopper (Dennis Hopper), 2001

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juicy jungle by kenny scharf

Kenny Scharf

Juicy Jungle, 1983–1984

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kembra in prettyland (kembra pfahler) by kenny scharf

Kenny Scharf

Kembra in Prettyland (Kembra Pfahler), 2001

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kitty with kittys (kitty brophy) by kenny scharf

Kenny Scharf

Kitty with Kittys (Kitty Brophy), 2001

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mr. brown in heaven or heavenly brown (vincent galo) by kenny scharf

Kenny Scharf

Mr. Brown in Heaven or Heavenly Brown (Vincent Galo), 2000

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op bop by kenny scharf

Kenny Scharf

Op Bop, 1985

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the days of our lives by kenny scharf

Kenny Scharf

The Days of Our Lives, 1984

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the fun's inside by kenny scharf

Kenny Scharf

The Fun's Inside, 1983

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the jungle by kenny scharf

Kenny Scharf

The Jungle, 1982

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Biography

Timeline

1958
Born: in Los Angeles, CA
1980
BFA, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
1984
Fabric Design for Todd Oldham Creations, New York, NY
1985
Outdoor Mural at 57th Street and Lexington Avenue, New York, NY
Installation, The Palladium, New York, NY
2002
Cartoon Network airs “The Groovenians” Scharf’s first animated film

Exhibitions

2013
Kenny Scharf: Kolors, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Kenny Scharf: Eric, Firestone Gallery, East Hampton, NY (solo)
Futures Project, Center for the Living Arts, Mobile Alabama
Contemporary Magic: A Tarot Deck Art Project: The Dali Museum, St. Pete FL
Virginia MOCA Virginia Beach
2012
Kenny Scharf "Hodgepodge," Honor Fraser Gallery Los Angeles (solo)
Thank You Andy Warhol, Benrimon Contemporary, New York, NY
Times Square Show Revisited, Leubsdorf Gallery, Hunter College, New York, NY
Portrait of a Generation, The Hole Gallery, New York, NY
All For Your, Eric Fireston Gallery, East Hampton, NY
2011
Naturafutura, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
The Artist Museum, MOCA Los Angeles
Art in the Streets, MOCA Los Angeles
New York Minute, Garage Center for Contemporary Culcutre, Moscow
Facemaker, Curated by Kathy Grayson Royal-T, Culver City
Unfinished Paintings, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions
Nose Job, Eric Firestone Gallery, East Hampton, NY
East Village West, Royal T Lounge, Los Angeles
From Here to Eternity, Curated by Kenton Parker, Scion Installation Space, Culver City
2010
Pause, Cosmopolitan Hotel, Las Vegas, NV
Art Shack, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA
Mutant Pop, Loyal Gallery, Malmo, Sweden
Bowery Wall Mural (special project)
2009
Kenny Scharf "Barberadise" Honor Fraser Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
Wynwood Walls, Outdoor Mural Project produced by Deitch Projects, Art Basel Miami
Primary Flight, Site-Specific Street Level Mural, Art Basel Miami
Loveable Like Orphan Kitties and Bastard Children, Green Gallery, Milwaukee, WI
Just What Are They Saying, Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, New Orleans, LA
Nude Show, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY
Stages Touring Exhibit, Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris, France (special project)
2008
Kenny Scharf : Superdeluxa, Waddington Gallery, London, UK (solo)
2007
Four Friends, Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York City, NY
Strange weight, Martos Gallery, New York City, NY
News on Paper, Galerie Burkhard Eikelmann, Dusseldorf, Germany
Kenny Scharf, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York City, NY (solo)
2006
Kunstverein Manheim, Manheim, Germany (solo)
Kenny Scharf, Kevin Bruk Gallery, Miami, FL (solo)
2005
Super Pop and Closet #24, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Outer Limits, Patrick Painter Inc, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
Cross Section, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY
2004
100 Artists See Satan, Grand Central Art Center, Santa Ana, C
Kevin Bruk Gallery, Miami, FL (solo)
California Grown, Pasadena Museum of Contemporary Art, Pasadena, CA (solo)
SchaBlobz, Kenny Schachter ConTEMPorary, New York, NY (solo)

Public Collections

Museum of Art, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL
The Jewish Museum, New York, NY
The Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, FL
Museu de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico
Ludwig Museum, Cologne, Germany
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY

Literature

1998
Radcliff, Carter and Robert Farris Thompson. Kenny Scharf. New York, NY : Tony Shafrazi Gallery, 1998
Barry Blinderman, Gregory Bowen, Bill McBride, and Ann Magnuson. Kenny Scharf. Normal, IL: University Galleries, 1998
1997
Kenny Scharf: Pop-surrealist. St. Petersburg, FL: Salvatore Dali Museum, 1997
1996
El Mundo de Kenny Scharf. Monterrey, Mexico: Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Monterrey, Mexico, 1996
James, Jamie. Pop Art. London, UK: Phaidon Press Limited, 1996
1990
Kenny Scharf. Paris, France: Galerie Beaubourg, 1990