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KENNY SCHARF (b. 1958)

 
Kenny Scharf established his reputation working in 1980s New York as a street artist. His organic forms - as seen in “Kolorbz” - are instantly recognizable. Scharf now works from Los Angeles where he began his career. He has decorated the facades of several buildings across the metropolitan area, including a project at the former Pasadena Museum of California Art. Scharf is associated with the Lowbrow art movement, a term which he pioneered and used and which refers to a combination of Pop Art and Surrealism.
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<br>In March 2020, Scharf set a new auction record of $525,000 for a depiction of the Flinstones estimated to sell for 20-50k. As the prices for Scharf’s contemporaries continue to soar into the stratosphere, many collectors and institutions are re-evaluating the Scharf market to reflect his art historical importance. Acquired directly from the artist, "Kolorbz" is a signature Scharf work, full of personality and energy with a burst of vibrant color. Kenny Scharf established his reputation working in 1980s New York as a street artist. His organic forms - as seen in “Kolorbz” - are instantly recognizable. Scharf now works from Los Angeles where he began his career. He has decorated the facades of several buildings across the metropolitan area, including a project at the former Pasadena Museum of California Art. Scharf is associated with the Lowbrow art movement, a term which he pioneered and used and which refers to a combination of Pop Art and Surrealism.
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<br>In March 2020, Scharf set a new auction record of $525,000 for a depiction of the Flinstones estimated to sell for 20-50k. As the prices for Scharf’s contemporaries continue to soar into the stratosphere, many collectors and institutions are re-evaluating the Scharf market to reflect his art historical importance. Acquired directly from the artist, "Kolorbz" is a signature Scharf work, full of personality and energy with a burst of vibrant color. Kenny Scharf established his reputation working in 1980s New York as a street artist. His organic forms - as seen in “Kolorbz” - are instantly recognizable. Scharf now works from Los Angeles where he began his career. He has decorated the facades of several buildings across the metropolitan area, including a project at the former Pasadena Museum of California Art. Scharf is associated with the Lowbrow art movement, a term which he pioneered and used and which refers to a combination of Pop Art and Surrealism.
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<br>In March 2020, Scharf set a new auction record of $525,000 for a depiction of the Flinstones estimated to sell for 20-50k. As the prices for Scharf’s contemporaries continue to soar into the stratosphere, many collectors and institutions are re-evaluating the Scharf market to reflect his art historical importance. Acquired directly from the artist, "Kolorbz" is a signature Scharf work, full of personality and energy with a burst of vibrant color. Kenny Scharf established his reputation working in 1980s New York as a street artist. His organic forms - as seen in “Kolorbz” - are instantly recognizable. Scharf now works from Los Angeles where he began his career. He has decorated the facades of several buildings across the metropolitan area, including a project at the former Pasadena Museum of California Art. Scharf is associated with the Lowbrow art movement, a term which he pioneered and used and which refers to a combination of Pop Art and Surrealism.
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<br>In March 2020, Scharf set a new auction record of $525,000 for a depiction of the Flinstones estimated to sell for 20-50k. As the prices for Scharf’s contemporaries continue to soar into the stratosphere, many collectors and institutions are re-evaluating the Scharf market to reflect his art historical importance. Acquired directly from the artist, "Kolorbz" is a signature Scharf work, full of personality and energy with a burst of vibrant color. Kenny Scharf established his reputation working in 1980s New York as a street artist. His organic forms - as seen in “Kolorbz” - are instantly recognizable. Scharf now works from Los Angeles where he began his career. He has decorated the facades of several buildings across the metropolitan area, including a project at the former Pasadena Museum of California Art. Scharf is associated with the Lowbrow art movement, a term which he pioneered and used and which refers to a combination of Pop Art and Surrealism.
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<br>In March 2020, Scharf set a new auction record of $525,000 for a depiction of the Flinstones estimated to sell for 20-50k. As the prices for Scharf’s contemporaries continue to soar into the stratosphere, many collectors and institutions are re-evaluating the Scharf market to reflect his art historical importance. Acquired directly from the artist, "Kolorbz" is a signature Scharf work, full of personality and energy with a burst of vibrant color. Kenny Scharf established his reputation working in 1980s New York as a street artist. His organic forms - as seen in “Kolorbz” - are instantly recognizable. Scharf now works from Los Angeles where he began his career. He has decorated the facades of several buildings across the metropolitan area, including a project at the former Pasadena Museum of California Art. Scharf is associated with the Lowbrow art movement, a term which he pioneered and used and which refers to a combination of Pop Art and Surrealism.
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<br>In March 2020, Scharf set a new auction record of $525,000 for a depiction of the Flinstones estimated to sell for 20-50k. As the prices for Scharf’s contemporaries continue to soar into the stratosphere, many collectors and institutions are re-evaluating the Scharf market to reflect his art historical importance. Acquired directly from the artist, "Kolorbz" is a signature Scharf work, full of personality and energy with a burst of vibrant color. Kenny Scharf established his reputation working in 1980s New York as a street artist. His organic forms - as seen in “Kolorbz” - are instantly recognizable. Scharf now works from Los Angeles where he began his career. He has decorated the facades of several buildings across the metropolitan area, including a project at the former Pasadena Museum of California Art. Scharf is associated with the Lowbrow art movement, a term which he pioneered and used and which refers to a combination of Pop Art and Surrealism.
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<br>In March 2020, Scharf set a new auction record of $525,000 for a depiction of the Flinstones estimated to sell for 20-50k. As the prices for Scharf’s contemporaries continue to soar into the stratosphere, many collectors and institutions are re-evaluating the Scharf market to reflect his art historical importance. Acquired directly from the artist, "Kolorbz" is a signature Scharf work, full of personality and energy with a burst of vibrant color. Kenny Scharf established his reputation working in 1980s New York as a street artist. His organic forms - as seen in “Kolorbz” - are instantly recognizable. Scharf now works from Los Angeles where he began his career. He has decorated the facades of several buildings across the metropolitan area, including a project at the former Pasadena Museum of California Art. Scharf is associated with the Lowbrow art movement, a term which he pioneered and used and which refers to a combination of Pop Art and Surrealism.
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<br>In March 2020, Scharf set a new auction record of $525,000 for a depiction of the Flinstones estimated to sell for 20-50k. As the prices for Scharf’s contemporaries continue to soar into the stratosphere, many collectors and institutions are re-evaluating the Scharf market to reflect his art historical importance. Acquired directly from the artist, "Kolorbz" is a signature Scharf work, full of personality and energy with a burst of vibrant color. Kenny Scharf established his reputation working in 1980s New York as a street artist. His organic forms - as seen in “Kolorbz” - are instantly recognizable. Scharf now works from Los Angeles where he began his career. He has decorated the facades of several buildings across the metropolitan area, including a project at the former Pasadena Museum of California Art. Scharf is associated with the Lowbrow art movement, a term which he pioneered and used and which refers to a combination of Pop Art and Surrealism.
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<br>In March 2020, Scharf set a new auction record of $525,000 for a depiction of the Flinstones estimated to sell for 20-50k. As the prices for Scharf’s contemporaries continue to soar into the stratosphere, many collectors and institutions are re-evaluating the Scharf market to reflect his art historical importance. Acquired directly from the artist, "Kolorbz" is a signature Scharf work, full of personality and energy with a burst of vibrant color. Kenny Scharf established his reputation working in 1980s New York as a street artist. His organic forms - as seen in “Kolorbz” - are instantly recognizable. Scharf now works from Los Angeles where he began his career. He has decorated the facades of several buildings across the metropolitan area, including a project at the former Pasadena Museum of California Art. Scharf is associated with the Lowbrow art movement, a term which he pioneered and used and which refers to a combination of Pop Art and Surrealism.
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<br>In March 2020, Scharf set a new auction record of $525,000 for a depiction of the Flinstones estimated to sell for 20-50k. As the prices for Scharf’s contemporaries continue to soar into the stratosphere, many collectors and institutions are re-evaluating the Scharf market to reflect his art historical importance. Acquired directly from the artist, "Kolorbz" is a signature Scharf work, full of personality and energy with a burst of vibrant color.
Kolorbz2013114 x 90 in. oil and acrylic on canvas
Provenance
Private Collection, New York, acquired directly from artist, 2019
Kenny Scharf established his reputation working in 1980s New York as a street artist. His organic forms - as seen in “Kolorbz” - are instantly recognizable. Scharf now works from Los Angeles where he began his career. He has decorated the facades of several buildings across the metropolitan area, including a project at the former Pasadena Museum of California Art. Scharf is associated with the Lowbrow art movement, a term which he pioneered and used and which refers to a combination of Pop Art and Surrealism.

In March 2020, Scharf set a new auction record of $525,000 for a depiction of the Flinstones estimated to sell for 20-50k. As the prices for Scharf’s contemporaries continue to soar into the stratosphere, many collectors and institutions are re-evaluating the Scharf market to reflect his art historical importance. Acquired directly from the artist, "Kolorbz" is a signature Scharf work, full of personality and energy with a burst of vibrant color.
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