KENNY SCHARF (B. 1958)
Towers of Flowers
etching in colors, on Somerset Satin paper, 1998-2002, signed, titled and dated '01' in pencil, numbered 'Pres. Proof 1/4' (a Presentation Proof, the edition was 45), published by Graphicstudio, U.S.F., Tampa, with their blindstamp and ink stamp on the reverse
Image: 193⁄4 x 157⁄8 in. (502 x 403 mm.)
Sheet: 271⁄4 x 223⁄4 in. (692 x 578 mm.)
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Kenny Scharf (b. 1958) is an American artist who first came to prominence in 1980s New York City by placing his bright imagery, drawn from television and pop culture, on the streets and in nightclubs of the city. Alongside artists like Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat, Scharf developed a style which he called “Pop-Surrealism,” becoming a prolific artist who has worked in many media including painting, printmaking, drawing, and sculpture. He has exhibited widely, including at the Salvador Dali Museum, the Bienalle de Sao Paolo, the Queens Museum of Art, and the Hammer Museum. From 1998-2002 Scharf worked with Graphicstudio on seven print editions.