02.22.2011 / Kenny Scharf

Kenny Scharf




If you've explored the current issue, then you may have seen the giant chocolate glazed donut that I have hanging above the fireplace in the LIVING ROOM. This piece, entitled "Chocolate Donut in Space," is by artist Kenny Scharf. Scharf's vibrant use of color and fantasy-inspired works are what have kept him popular for 20+ years. Currently, he is exhibiting work at Paul Kasmin Gallery in NYC. There's only one week left to see a series of his donut paintings entitled "Three Dozen" as well as several large murals of his entitled "Naturafutura." I stopped by a few days ago and it's amazing how his works seem to allow you to escape to another place in time. In fact, he was once quoted saying the following: "As I got older, as the 70's set-in, and cars turned boxy, and everything got beige, I was like, I don't like this design aesthetic so I'm just going to continue this fantasy which I love."

Here are just a few examples of the piece being exhibited:



Pink Frosted Donut with Chocolate Sprinkles Over a Desert Landscape, 2011
oil on linen



Chocolate Coconut in Space, 2011
oil on linen



Glazed Cruller at Dawn, 2011
oil on linen



St. Paddys Day Donut with Approaching Storm, 2011
oil on linen



Bear Jungle, 2010
oil, acrylic, and enamel on canvas



Swamp Style, 2010
oil, acrylic and enamel on canvas



Moda de Mangue, 2010
oil, acrylic and enamel on canvas

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