Kenny Scharf (born November 23, 1958) is an American painter who lives in Los AngelesCalifornia. Known for his participation in New York City's interdisciplinary East Village art scene during the 1980s, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring, Scharf's do-it-yourself practice spanned painting, sculpture, fashion, video, performance art, and street art. Growing up in post-World War II Southern California, Scharf was fascinated by television and the futuristic promise of modern design. His works often includes pop culture icons, such as the Flintstones and the Jetsons, or caricatures of middle-class Americans in an apocalyptic science fiction setting.

Kenny Scharf

Perfecta Moodsky, 1986

incised with the artist's signature, numbered and dated 'Kenny Scharf 86 2/6' (lower edge)

Oil on bronze, in two parts

23 x 19 1/2 x 12 in
58.4 x 49.5 x 30.5 cm

Executed in 1986. This work is number two from an edition of six.

Kenny Scharf 

Lamp, 1980 

Acrylic, tinsel and plastic toys on lamp 

37 x 13 x 13 in 

94 x 33 x 33 cm 

Kenny Scharf

Green Worm USA. 

Signed, tittled and dated "Green Worm USA 2006 K. Scharf 2006" on the reverse Acrylic, rhinestones and silkscreen on paper 

30 x 22 1/2 in. (76.2 x 57.2cm)     

Executed in 2006

Kenny Scharf 

Zipzamball, 2000 Bronze 

33 x 21 x 8 inches 3 of 4 

Kenny Scharf

Object to Enjoy, 2007

Signed and dated to underside 'Kenny Scharf 07'. This unique work is from the limited edition

of 25 hand-painted bongs published by Cerealart, Philadelphia.

hand-painted porcelain

14. h Å~ 8 w Å~ 5 d in

Haring’s deceptively simple imagery and text provided poignant and cutting cultural commentary on issues including AIDS, drug addiction, illicit love, and apartheid. As both an artist and an activist he established that depicting serious issues could be fun or at least lively when communicated through highly cartoony images and fresh and vivid choices of colors.

Keith  Haring moved to New York City in 1978 and began using the city as his canvas, making chalk drawings in subway stations. His art was eventually seen everywhere from public murals and nightclubs to galleries and museums around the world. He was also known for his activism in promoting AIDS awareness. He died of AIDS-related complications on February 16, 1990, at age 31.

Keith Haring

Untitled, 1983

accompanied b!d certificate of authenticit!d its issued b!d the

Authentication Committee of the Estate of Keith Haring and number

111799A8

Enamel Spray Paint, Latex in Plywood

96 x 48 inches

Keith Haring

Busted Head, 1984

Signed and dated 'K. Haring Nov. 21 1984' (on the reverse)

Sumi ink on paper

22 7/8 x 28 .in / 58 x 73cm

Keith Haring 

Untitled 

Executed in 1987-1988 

lacquered steel 

57 ½ x 51 x 50 ⅛ in. (146.1 x 129.5 x 127.3 cm.) 

This work is from an edition of three and is registered with The Estate of Keith Haring under identification number 062195A12. 

KAWS’s career began as a graffiti artist in New York, NY, in the early 1990s. His images were seen on billboards, bus stops, and in phone booths. He obtained his BFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York. Immediately after graduation in 1996, KAWS began working as a freelance artist for Disney, creating animated backgrounds. Some of his most popular works include his contributions to 101 Dalmations, Daria, and Doug. Once KAWS began to gain popularity, his graffiti advertisements became highly sought after. He traveled extensively to work in Paris, London, Germany, and Japan. In 1998, he received the Pernod Liquid Art Award, which offers a grant to new artists. 

KAWS 

Untitled, 2017 

Acrylic on canvas 

20-inchdiameter

KAWS

Untitled, 2011

Acrylic on canvas

20-inchdiameter