Kenny Scharf Is Pissed and This Pile of Plastic Toys is Proof
Los Angeles Magazine
By Michael Slenske
September 6, 2019
Kenny Scharf: Super Pop Universe
Exhibition: On view October 3, 2018–March 3, 2019
Lotte Museum of Art, Seoul
We Visit Kenny Scharf's Awe-Inspiring New Studio as He Readies for the Spotlight
By Michael Slenske
August 23, 2018
Kenny Scharf: Here to Stay
December 5, 2017
Club 57: Film, Performance, and Art in the East Village, 1978–1983
Exhibition: On view October 31, 2017–April 1, 2018
The Museum of Modern Art
A Benefit Auction for Project Angel Food
Participating artists include Kenny Scharf
Saturday, June 10, 2017
Los Angeles Times
It's the Kenny Scharf Show:
Junked TVs as a Painter's Canvas
By David Pagel
March 22, 2017
Art and Cake
When Fantasy Collides with American Culture:
Kenny Scharf, BLOX and BAX
By Lizy Dastin
March 17, 2017
Snap, Cali, Pop
By Maxwell Williams
The New York Times
The Whitney Revisits the '80s,
a Decade of Macho and Money
By Roberta Smith
January 18, 2017
Fast Forward: Painting from the 1980s
Exhibition: January 27, 2017–
Whitney Museum of American Art
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
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
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
Exhibition: March 19-July 10, 2016
Nassau County Museum of Art
Kenny Scharf for After & Again
Breaking borders: After & Again puts
an artsy spin on traditional Mexican textiles
By Michael Slenske
January 28, 2016
Kenny Scharf: Cosmic Cavern
Exhibition: November 5, 2015-February 21, 2016
Portland Art Museum
Los Angeles Times
Spray-paint Revolution: 'OutsideIn' Street Art Exhibition
Opens at Art Center in Pasadena
By Deborah Vankin
October 9, 2015
KCRW's Art Talk
Kenny Scharf at Honor Fraser
Hosted by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp
March 19, 2015
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
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
Daisymobile at designLAb Installations
January 23-July 31, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, January 23, 5-9:30pm
Pacific Design Center
Kosmic Krylon Carnival Honoring Kenny Scharf
Saturday, November 8, 7-10pm
Pasadena Museum of California Art
Tuesday Evenings at the Modern Museum of Fort Worth
Conversation with Kenny Scharf
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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.
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 Paddle8.com.
Kenny Scharf in Juxtapoz Magazine
By Gwynned Vitello
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.
Kenny Scharf collaborates with Kiehl's
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.
October 10, 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
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
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
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.
Kenny Scharf in Los Angeles Times
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.
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 trespassparade.org.
Kenny Scharf at Dorian Grey Gallery
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.
Robert Lazzarini, Erik Parker, and Kenny Scharf on Artnet
Brenna Youngblood, Annie Lapin and Kenny Scharf at LACE
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.
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."
Kenny Scharf: Art in the Streets Draws a Traffic Jam of Fans
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.
Art in America: The World Catches Up To Kenny Scharf
Kenny Scharf Takes His Turn at Houston & Bowery
THE ARTIST'S MUSEUM at MOCA featuring Alexandra Grant, Jeremy Blake and Kenny Scharf
KAWS, Robert Lazzarini and Kenny Scharf in STICKERS: From Punk Rock to Contemporary Art
Erik Parker and Kenny Scharf in Too Big to Fail: Big Paintings
Lovable Like Orphan Kitties and Bastard Children