Kenny Scharf - Unbound: Online Auction New York Monday, October 21, 2019 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present lot was created in a crucial year for the artist Kenny Scharf, in 1985 he created an installation for New York's Palladium nightclub and was also selected to participate in the 1985 Whitney Biennial. As the artist exclaims that same year, “I’m painting and I want people to have fun looking at the paintings. When I think, ‘what should I do next?’, I think: more, newer, better, nower, funner.”(Kenny Scharf)


either way up

signed, titled, dedicated and dated "“either way up" Kenny Scharf 1985 BRAZIL For Robert Mandeltort" on the reverse of the artist's frame
acrylic on loose canvas, in artist's frame
29 1/2 x 36 3/4 in. (74.9 x 93.3 cm.)
Executed in 1985.

$25,000 - 35,000 

Sold for $35,000

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Unbound: Online Auction

Online 21 - 30 October 2019 | Bidding closes October 30th, 2pm EDT