Kenny Scharf is an American painter who lives in Los Angeles, California. He moved to Manhattan, New York City to receive his B.F.A. in 1980 with a major in painting at the School of Visual Arts.
He is known for his participation in the interdisciplinary East Village art scene during the 1980s alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring.
His do-it-yourself practice spanned painting, sculpture, fashion, video, performance art, and street art. Scharf was fascinated by television and the futuristic promise of modern design. His works often consist of pop culture icons, such as the Flintstones and the Jetsons, or caricatures of middle-class Americans in an apocalyptic science fiction setting.
Kenny Scharf | filmed by Out of Sync | NYC 2015
Camera and edit | Per Henriksen
Interview | Jesper Bundgaard
Producer | Out of Sync
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