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Kenny Scharf

Grammy, 1997

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Lot 58
Lithograph in colors on wove paper
36.2 x 28.7 in (92.1 x 72.9 cm)
Edition of 250
Signed, dated, and numbered on recto


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Kenny Scharf’s brand representation marries both the Pop aesthetic of cartoon imagery and the wild creativity of science fiction. The artist, closely tied both formally and personally to the spheres of Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat, is known for his vivid, anthropomorphic imaginings. In this work, published in conjunction with the 39th Annual Grammy Awards in 2007 to benefit the N.A.R.A.S. Foundation, geometry meets fantasy, with a tumultuous composition defined by freewheeling color and expressive form.

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About Kenny Scharf

Kenny Scharf (American, b. 1958) is a Los Angeles-based artist. His work uses visual imagery from comic books, graffiti, and cartoons. He is known for being a key figure in the New York art scene in the 1980s and quickly rose to prominence thereafter. His bold style demonstrates the influence of his friends Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat. He is represented in several public collections worldwide and has had a number of international exhibitions.