Kenny Scharf

Downtown Comes Uptown: Visiting the ‘Club 57’ Exhibit at MoMA

Last modified November 6, 2017 at 4:54 pm

The East Village of the late ’70s and early ’80s never ceases to fascinate. Maybe it’s because that was the era when downtown New York really felt like a separate city, filled with struggling artists and performers who were more interested in making their art than in getting famous. It was a time when people […]

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Kenny Scharf Paints New Gate Murals at TOTAH Gallery on Stanton Street

Posted June 16, 2016 at 5:16 am

The TOTAH Gallery – a newcomer on the Lower East Side arts scene – is making a big splash with its latest exhibition. Ownership tapped the creative muscle of iconic street artist Kenny Scharf for a one-day-only party that kicks off tonight. Scharf spent the last couple days painting murals on the twin security gates […]

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Street Artist Kenny Scharf Does Some Touch-up Work on the Bowery

Last modified April 30, 2015 at 9:31 am

Years before local skater Billy Rohan kickstarted the “100 Gates Project,” Kenny Scharf dreamed a similar vision. Back in 2011, the iconic street artist attempted to paint one hundred store gates throughout the Lower East Side. Whether that number was actually attained is up for debate, but the results of the campaign are still visible around […]

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Kenny Scharf Paints New Mural on Norfolk Street

Posted October 4, 2012 at 11:45 am

Kenny Scharf hasn’t been seen around the Lower East Side in quite awhile (although, he was on the Simpsons).

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Shepard Fairey and Kenny Scharf Headed for “The Simpsons”

Posted February 20, 2012 at 6:28 am

The episode is called “Exit Through the Kwik-E-Mart,” an obvious homage to Banksy’s Oscar-nominated film from 2010 (Exit Through the Gift Shop), and focuses on Bart’s newfound fascination with street art.

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Mother Nature Tags JR Mural at Graffiti Wall

Posted August 16, 2011 at 6:28 am

The Tony Goldman graffiti wall at Bowery and East Houston was hit over the weekend by an unlikely assailant.

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JR Graffiti Wall Artwork Patched Up

Posted June 29, 2011 at 6:28 am

Last Thursday afternoon, French artist JR took to the Tony Goldman graffiti wall to make his mark. Vandals already meddling.

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Before Demolition: Kenny Scharf CUANDO Ephemera

Posted June 27, 2011 at 6:28 am

9 Second Avenue has been all over the local press of late, due to its imminent meeting with the wrecking ball. Cool ephemera after the jump!

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Changing of the Guard at the Bowery Graffiti Wall

Last modified June 28, 2011 at 9:58 pm

The reign of Kenny Scharf has officially come to an end at the corner of Bowery and East Houston.

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Kenny Scharf Painting 100 Lower East Side Gates

Last modified June 6, 2011 at 11:54 pm

With the massive Tony Goldman graffiti wall mural behind him, artist Kenny Scharf is presently in hyperactive mode on the Lower East Side.

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