March 22, 2017

Kenny Scharf

Los Angeles Times
It's the Kenny Scharf Show:
Junked TVs as a Painter's Canvas
By David Pagel
March 22, 2017

LA Times

March 17, 2017

Kenny Scharf

Art and Cake
When Fantasy Collides with American Culture:
Kenny Scharf, BLOX and BAX
By Lizy Dastin
March 17, 2017

Art and Cake

March 01, 2017

Kenny Scharf

Snap, Cali, Pop
By Maxwell Williams
March 2017


January 18, 2017

Kenny Scharf

The New York Times
The Whitney Revisits the '80s,
a Decade of Macho and Money
By Roberta Smith
January 18, 2017

NY Times

December 15, 2016

Kenny Scharf

Fast Forward: Painting from the 1980s
Exhibition: January 27, 2017–
Whitney Museum of American Art

Whitney Museum of American Art

November 29, 2016

Kenny Scharf

Please join Alexandre Allard, Jorge M. Pèrez
and Pèrez Art Museum Miami Director Franklin Sirmans
to celebrate the international launch of Creative Invasion,
a new book chronicling Made By...Feito por Brasileiros.
Friday, December 2, 2016, 11:00am
Pérez Art Museum Miami, Miami, FL


July 02, 2016

Kenny Scharf

Around the world in 86 days
The Forum for different worlds –
25 years Ludwig Forum Aachen
Exhibition: July 2–September 25, 2016
Ludwig Forum Aachen

Ludwig Forum Aachen

June 22, 2016

Sarah Cain, KAWS, Kenny Scharf, Alexis Smith

Holdings: Selections from MCASD's Collection
Exhibition: June 4 - September 4, 2016
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla

MCASD La Jolla

March 19, 2016

Kenny Scharf

Exhibition: March 19-July 10, 2016
Nassau County Museum of Art

Nassau County Museum of Art

January 28, 2016

Kenny Scharf for After & Again

Breaking borders: After & Again puts
an artsy spin on traditional Mexican textiles
By Michael Slenske
January 28, 2016


October 15, 2015

Kenny Scharf

Kenny Scharf: Cosmic Cavern
Exhibition: November 5, 2015-February 21, 2016
Portland Art Museum

Portland Art Museum

October 09, 2015

Kenny Scharf

Los Angeles Times
Spray-paint Revolution: 'OutsideIn' Street Art Exhibition
Opens at Art Center in Pasadena
By Deborah Vankin
October 9, 2015

Los Angeles Times

March 19, 2015

Kenny Scharf

KCRW's Art Talk
Kenny Scharf at Honor Fraser
Hosted by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp
March 19, 2015

Art Talk

March 17, 2015

Kenny Scharf

Art and Environmentalism
Honor Fraser, Kenny Scharf and Crayon Collection share a
commitment to the environment, evidenced by
their repurposing of discarded materials.
March 25, 2015

Crayon Collection

March 14, 2015

Kenny Scharf

Hammer Museum's annual K.A.M.P. (Kids' Art Museum Project)
A one-of-a-kind fundraising event
Tickets now available
Sunday, May 17, 10am-2pm
Hammer Museum


January 23, 2015

Kenny Scharf

Daisymobile at designLAb Installations
January 23-July 31, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, January 23, 5-9:30pm
Pacific Design Center

Pacific Design Center

November 08, 2014

Kenny Scharf

Kosmic Krylon Carnival Honoring Kenny Scharf
Saturday, November 8, 7-10pm
Pasadena Museum of California Art

Pasadena Museum of California Art

October 28, 2014

Kenny Scharf

Tuesday Evenings at the Modern Museum of Fort Worth
Conversation with Kenny Scharf
Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Modern Museum of Forth Worth

September 13, 2013

RXArt to honor Kenny Scharf

The RxArt Party will take place at the Lever House, 390 Park Avenue, New York City. It will also include a Live and Silent Auction with artwork by revered artists such as, KAWS, Rob Pruitt, Cindy Sherman, Mark Flood, Trevor Paglen, Louise Lawler, Robert Longo, Wade Guyton, Lucien Smith, Aurel Schmidt, Joel Sternfeld.

RxArt 13th Anniversary Party

July 30, 2013

Artists in The Aspen Art Museum's ArtCrush

Works by Rosson Crow, Glenn Kaino, Erik Parker, Kenny Scharf and Alexis Smith will be included in The Aspen Art Museum's ArtCrush benefit auction, Friday, August 2, 2013. Preview the work on


May 01, 2013

Kenny Scharf in Juxtapoz Magazine

Kenny Scharf
By Gwynned Vitello
May 2013

Gwynned Vitello: In addition to nature films, how did popular media influence you? I'm guessing The Brave Little Toaster was a favorite, but why The Jetsons and not Winnie the Pooh?

Kenny Scharf: I always loved The Flintstones and The Jetsons as I feel they truly mimicked real suburban American life, which was what I knew. They were a combination of the past and the future, concepts that have always inspired me. They may appear light on the outside but are really metaphysical, representing more than a cartoon. Winnie the Pooh just doesn't have the same effect.


November 28, 2012

Kenny Scharf collaborates with Kiehl's

Kenny Scharf has teamed up with international cosmetic brand Kiehl's to produce a limited edition Creme de Corps line. 100% of the profits will support children's charities around the world.


October 11, 2012

Kenny Scharf in New York Times

Art That's Not Just on the Face
By Bee-Shyuan Chang
October 10, 2012

Fine art may be out of most people's price range, but increasingly, artists like Mr. Scharf are collaborating with cosmetics companies on so-called collectible packaging and products of various affordability. In 2010 and 2011, Jeff Koons also teamed with Kiehl's on a series of Crème de Corps labels, and the brand financed art by Mr. Koons for a CAT-scan machine at a children's hospital in Chicago. Cindy Sherman, Marilyn Minter and Richard Phillips have all designed items in the $20 range for M.A.C.

New York Times
October 10, 2012

May 01, 2012

Kenny Scharf on Art Talk with Edward Goldman

Medicine for Your Eyes
By Edward Goldman
May 1, 2012

I was thrilled when I was asked to join Cedars-Sinai's Art Council, which is responsible for the hospital's vast art collection. At our last meeting we went to watch the well-known American artist Kenny Scharf in the midst of spray-painting one of his trademark wall murals. Painted on aluminum panels, the mural will be installed at the new Pediatric Center where his joyful, cartoon-like characters will be a welcome presence for kids and their parents.

May 1, 2012

April 24, 2012

Kenny Scharf in "The Art of Cooking" at Royal/T

Kenny Scharf has work in "The Art of Cooking," a food and art themed exhibit at Royal/T, curated by Hanne Mugaas. Opening reception Friday, April 27, from 8:00-10:00pm.

8910 Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232

March 24, 2012

Kenny Scharf's Donut Truck at Around the Clock: 24 Hour Donut City

On Saturday, March 24, Kenny Scharf's donut truck will be parked outside ForYourArt as it celebrates the launch of its new Los Angeles location with a 24-hour pop-up donut shop. ForYourArt will be giving away pastries from donut shops around the city and pins based on Scharf's donut paintings.

6020 Wilshire Blvd (across the street from LACMA)
Los Angeles, CA 90036

February 28, 2012

Kenny Scharf to appear on

Kenny Scharf will appear on "The Simpsons" with fellow street artists Shepard Fairey, Ron English and Robbie Conal. The episode, cleverly titled "Exit Through The Kwik-E-Mart" will air on March 4, 2012.

From LA Times

October 05, 2011

Kenny Scharf in Los Angeles Times

Architecture Review: West Hollywood Library among top works
By Christopher Hawthorne
September 28, 2011
The library includes long expanses of floor-to-ceiling glass, in the great California midcentury tradition, as well as bands of marble and generous helpings of architectural ornament. Along with computer terminals and shelves full of actual books, it incorporates a pair of parking garages, rooftop tennis courts, murals by the street artists Shepard Fairey and Kenny Scharf and new chambers for the West Hollywood City Council.

October 02, 2011

Alexandra Grant, Glenn Kaino, and Kenny Scharf in West of Rome Public Art

West of Rome Public Art (WoR), the leading organization for temporary public art in Los Angeles, presents Trespass with a parade on Sunday, October 2, 2011 in downtown Los Angeles. Founded in 2005, WoR serves as a conduit for cultural activity with breakthrough ideas and concepts for contemporary art in the public realm. For more information please visit

September 08, 2011

Kenny Scharf at Dorian Grey Gallery

Club57 & Friends
Exhibition September 8th- October 9th

CLUB 57 & Friends, an exhibition focusing on the pioneers of the early 1980's East Village art scene and the CLUB 57 performance space.

July 19, 2011

Robert Lazzarini, Erik Parker, and Kenny Scharf on Artnet

CHELSEA GALLERY CHANNELS SKATE SHOP - On sale at the pop-up shop, July 21-Sept. 17, 2011, are artist-designed decks, clothing, furniture and accessories. Artists include Erik Parker, Slater Bradley, Jacob Kassay, Kenny Scharf, Robert Lazzarini, Carlton DeWoody, Orly Genger, Tony Bones, Ivory Serra and Shelter Serra (Richard's nephews) and Peter Saul

June 15, 2011

Brenna Youngblood, Annie Lapin and Kenny Scharf at LACE

Unfinished Paintings

16 June – 28 August, 2011
Opening reception 16 June, 8-10pm

LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions) is proud to present Unfinished Paintings, a provocative curatorial project organized by Los Angeles artists Kristin Calabrese and Joshua Aster. The headlining exhibition for our 2011 summer season, Unfinished Paintings is an exhibition of 38 medium sized paintings by 38 artists, hung alphabetically by the artist's first name. This show is meant to dissect and turn contemporary painting in-side-out. Works-in-progress will be put on view and offered as a point of entry into each painter's respective creative world.

April 23, 2011

Kenny Scharf, Gardar Eide Einarsson, and Tomoo Gokita at Garage Center for Contemporary Culture

April 23 - June 5, 2011

The expression 'A New York Minute' refers to the speed that New Yorkers react to stimuli, with impatience, immediacy and a savvy energy. The drama and speed of the expression is presented in a clock created by artist Chris Johanson, the lead image of the new exhibition which will open at Garage Center for Contemporary Culture in Moscow in April 2011. New York Minute has been curated by Kathy Grayson, Director of The Hole, in collaboration with exhibition designer Rafael de Cárdenas, Founder of Architecture at Large. The exhibition is being held under the auspices of the Bilateral Presidential Commission.

New York Minute features over fifty artists who live in and around New York City, providing an overview of the most exciting new tendencies coming out of the city and its extended networks. Together, they capture the drama, danger and speed of New York, showing a rapid and resourceful response to current cultural events and issues specific to their generation and to the city. As the exhibition curator, Kathy Grayson comments, "All these artists have exhibited together, partied together, dated each other, studied together or painted together with less than two levels of removal from each other. This exhibition truly represents a cross-section of an expanded artist community."

April 20, 2011

Kenny Scharf: Art in the Streets Draws a Traffic Jam of Fans

Art in the Streets, a history of street art and graffiti, is running at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA in Los Angeles, and recently held a party that featured the two aforementioned actors in tow. The exhibition, brought to you by MOCA director Jeffrey Deitch and co-curators Roger Gastman and Aaron Rose, gives viewers a detailed and often entertaining historical timeline, as well as a healthy dose of artful eye candy showcasing installations by 50 artists, ranging from the always clandestine Bansky, to Brazilian twins Os Gemeos and Shepard "Hope" Fairey. The show is a visual rollercoaster of color, attitude and history from floor to ceiling – starting with tricked out cars by Kenny Scharf and the late Keith Haring.

April 15, 2011

Kenny Scharf and KAWS at MOCA


The Museum of Contemporary Art presents Art in the Streets, the first major U.S. museum exhibition of the history of graffiti and street art. The exhibition will trace the development of graffiti and street art from the 1970s to the global movement it has become today, concentrating on key cities where a unique visual language or attitude has evolved.

January 20, 2011

Art in America: The World Catches Up To Kenny Scharf

"I'm not a kid anymore, and it's kind of funny to have someone in their fifties running around spray-painting walls-but it's fun, I like to do it," says Kenny Scharf. He's not the only one. After putting up a mural on the Goldman Properties wall at Houston and Bowery—the site of Keith Haring's famous 1982 mural and subsequent treatments by Brazilian street artists Os Gemeos, Shepard Fairey, and Barry McGee—it was bombed (twice) by graffiti writers.

November 29, 2010

Kenny Scharf Takes His Turn at Houston & Bowery

Everyone is smiling about Kenny Scharf's new work in progress at the mural wall on Houston & Bowery. It's very appropriate that the longtime friend of the late Keith Harring gets to make his mark, as the wall was originally put up in tribute to Harring who famously tagged the location back in the 80′s. The wall is being "curated" by Deitch Projects and many uber-taggers have been asked to contribute their own graffiti art over the last couple years.

October 31, 2010

THE ARTIST'S MUSEUM at MOCA featuring Alexandra Grant, Jeremy Blake and Kenny Scharf

The Artist's Museum showcases works by 146 artists who have helped shape the artistic dialogue in Los Angeles since the founding of MOCA over 30 years ago. Based on MOCA's world-renowned permanent collection, supplemented by key loans from local collectors and artists, this special presentation features over 250 works, including a number of new projects made especially for this occasion. Representing the diversity and uniqueness of the Los Angeles community, the exhibition highlights important works from legendary L.A. artists who remain vital and influential alongside those emerging from renowned local art schools, visionary artists associated with various street cultures and subcultures, and crossover artists connected to performance, music, and film.

October 06, 2010

KAWS, Robert Lazzarini and Kenny Scharf in STICKERS: From Punk Rock to Contemporary Art

Stickers features approximately 4,000 stickers from the exploding, vibrant world of street art, DIY culture, music, and branding. Cheap, democratic, easy to tag, and not always fast to fade, the sticker has been an ever-present medium—from the New York and London underground punk scene to skate culture and political expression. Celebrating the graphics of this street-art medium, Stickers illustrates the timeline of this pastime, from counterculture to politics.

October 21, 2009

Erik Parker and Kenny Scharf in Too Big to Fail: Big Paintings

Erik Parker and Kenny Scharf are participating in Too Big to Fail: Big Paintings, a group show sponsored by La Montagne Gallery. Artists include Liz Markus, Justin Craun, Mike Diana, Daniel Heidkamp, Caitlin MacBride, Brian Faucette, Kadar Brock, Quentin Curry, Eric Wendel, Justin Samson, Allison Schulnik, Pedro Barbeito, Alicia Gibson, and Tom Sanford. The exhibition is on view at 395 Flatbush Avenue Extension in downtown Brooklyn and the opening reception will be held on October 23rd from 6 - 8pm.

July 17, 2009


STAGES is a group show that opens Friday, July 17th in Paris at Emmanuel Perrotin. Artists Rosson Crow, KAWS and Kenny Scharf participate in an exhibition put together by Lance Armstrong and NIKE. Proceeds from the show will help raise funds for the Lance Armstrong Cancer Foundation.

More information can be found at the website :

May 09, 2009

Lovable Like Orphan Kitties and Bastard Children

The Green Gallery East in Milwaukee, WI presents a group exhibition that includes work by Mark Licari and Kenny Scharf. Curated by Kristin Calabrese and Joshua Aster. The show will run from May 9 until June 6, 2009. For more information please visit here.