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  • “I always have that child thing going on in my brain. I'm always looking at everything and being bewildered and amazed by rainbows, butterflies, flowers, you know, I look at flowers and trees and I focus on all that stuff. And I think it's fascinating.” — Kenny Scharf

    Reactionary self-reflections characterise the spontaneous face paintings by multidisciplinary American artist Kenny Scharf, whose distinctive style fuses the vocabulary of Surrealism, Pop Art and street art like his contemporaries Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat. Strint embodies Scharf's fascination with the gestural immediacy of graffiti, the very physical spray-painting process reflecting the artist’s exuberant personality. The ecstatic visualisation and dazzling colour scheme result in striking characters derived from infinite aspects of the artist’s personality, who oscillate between explosive, aggressive energy and deceptive placidity.

     

     

    Kenny Scharf
    Installation view of Kenny Scharf: MOODZ, at Deitch Projects,
     27 November –31 December 2020

     

    • Provenance

      Lio Malca Gallery, New York
      Acquired from the above by the present owner

    • Exhibited

      Los Angeles, Jeffrey Deitch, Kenny Scharf: MOODZ, 1 August – 31 October 2020

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Strint

signed, titled, numbered and dated ' "Strint" K Scharf #338 '20' on the reverse
spray paint on canvas
diameter 50 cm. (19 5/8 in.)
Painted in 2020.

Full Cataloguing

Estimate
HK$200,000 - 400,000 
€21,000-42,100
$25,600-51,300

Sold for HK$819,000

Contact Specialist

Danielle So
Associate Specialist, Head of Day Sale
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20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Day Sale in Association with Poly Auction

Hong Kong Auction 7 June 2021