It looks like Kenny Scharf (interviewed), who recently showed in New York (covered), has been painting on fans’ cars recently. What started off several weeks ago in the Big Apple has progressed to the West Coast where he has been filling requests in Los Angeles. If you are interested in joining in on the fun and getting the NY legend’s distinctive characters in what he calls “tagged” on your car, try and reach out to him on Instagram. Discuss Kenny Scharf here.
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This week’s Rewind summary is lead off with a closer look at Tauba Auerbach’s new Mesh / Moire print set (recently released). The footage takes us into Paulson Bott Press as viewers get a closer look at the process. Other notable recent videos below… Pundits weigh in on George Lucas’ museum. The making of EMEK’s George Clinton poster. M-City paints a F1 racecar (via Vandalog). Vernissage TV looks at Art Beijing. Vernissage TV looks at the Tracey Emin show at Lehmann Maupin Gallery in New York. Hypbeast Pen & Paper […]
Just a couple weeks removed from the opening of his big solo show in New York (covered), Kenny Scharf was arrested for painting one of his signature characters illegally on the streets. He has since been released after spending 20 hours in two Brooklyn jails and will face charges of making graffiti and possession of a graffiti instrument. You can read all the juicy tidbits here, but this was an interesting quote – “Cops who arrested me were fans and wanted to talk about Exit Through The Gift […]
AM recently attended the much anticipated opening for Kenny Scharf’s latest showing at Paul Kasmin Gallery’s 27th St. location. Entitled Kolors, this new body of works center on three never before seen large scale sculptures. These 3-D creations revisit some of the symbolic characters which Kenny has developed over the past 30 years. Also on view were ten newly created paintings inspired by Color Field masterworks, which serve as a background to this fresh exhibition. Afterwards, a party was held at The Standard to celebrate the opening as well […]
Bringing back the first Rewind article in several weeks, we summarize the plethora of recent art related videos for you. At the top of the list is the newest video from Art21 as they follow and interview artist Barry McGee about his recent exhibition at the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (covered). Insighful topics include his views on tagging and life on the streets with comparisons to his studio practice. Check out the footage below along with other notable videos… Above working with the children […]
The Standard (Highline) in New York will be putting a new sculptural work from Kenny Scharf on display in the hotel’s plaza. Entitled Squirtz, the large physical personification of the Los Angeles-based artist’s imagery will be on view for the public through April 1st at which point it will move to the Paul Kasmin Gallery. Once at the Chelsea showspace, the eight foot tall piece will be be part of a solo from Scharf – Kolors – opening on April 4th that will feature a […]
Another booth we enjoyed at the main fair this year during Basel Week Miami was the work on display from Paul Kasmin Gallery featuring an eclectic mix of artists like Ivan Navarro (above), Kenny Scharf, Walton Ford, David LaChapelle, Erik Parker, and more. In particular, we enjoyed the special section from Navarro which included a set of optical illusion-based works from the Impenetrable series (made from fluorescent lights, resin, mirror) that mesmerized viewers as they peered down into the “depths.” Discuss Basel Week Miami here.
One of the sad stories present in every street art fan’s mind while attending Basel Week Miami this year was the passing of Tony Goldman. Instrumental in revitalizing the Wynwood area with his support of murals and public art, there were multiple tributes to the man during this year’s event. Kenny Scharf, a perennial visitor to Miami, also painted a wall in remembrance of Goldman at the Tony Goldman Memorial Garden. Check out more photos below… Photo credit: Birdman. Discuss Basel Week Miami here. Discuss […]
Earlier this evening, AM stopped by Wynwood Walls to check out the opening of the Time Evaporates, Emotion Elevates group exhibition inside the new Nicewalk Gallery space. The show featured backlit lenticular paintings (or photos) alongside some original works from selected artists (Aiko, Ron English, Swoon, How & Nosm, Logan Hicks, Kenny Scharf, Futura) who have painted murals at the complex. The title comes from a quote from Tony Goldman (founder of Wynwood Walls), who recently passed, with whom many of the artists included had an especially […]
With all the great art that is scattered all over the world, it’s not often that you can see works from prominent artists in your home town – and even less likely you see them side by side. That is exactly the scenario we have in Copenhagen at the V1 Gallery as they celebrate their 10 year anniversary with a massive group show entitled Tonight We Won’t Be Bored. Take for example the wall above that has pieces from Todd James, Futura, DearRainDrop, and Kenny Scharf that […]