Tag Archives: Kenny Scharf

Davis Bros Tires

yy.jpgWhen taking your car to get serviced you don’t expect to find a work of street art. However, if you go to Davis Bros Tires you will be surprised to find a mural by Kenny Scharf. Sprawling across this auto shop are cartoon-like aliens, LA city streets, fluffy clouds and even a solar system pointing out  the location of Grandpa, Bobby and Aunt Kate. This is just one of Scharf’s murals. Others can be found in NYC, Sao Paulo, Philadelphia, East Hampton and West Hollywood.





Blox and Bax

wef.jpgHedz // Kenny Scharf // oil on linen with powder coated aluminum frame // 2016 // 48 x 34 cm

In a fun, playful Honor Fraser Gallery exhibition were pieces by Kenny Scharf. Titled “Blox and Bax,” three of Scharf’s series were on view: BLOCKHEADZ, TV Bax and Assemblage Tableaux Vivants. In BLOCKHEADZ, bold colored geometric faces with large noses and varying expressions painted on large canvases hang on the gallery’s white walls. For TV BAX Scharf uses old TV’s and brings them to life with his iconic faces. Some sport dazzling teeth and vibrant paint while one even includes a painted green skull. In the final series on view, Assemblage Tableaux Vivants, Scharf creates small sculptures using a variety of materials such as beads, game board pieces and plastic toys. Despite the different materials used in each series, what all three share in common is their commentary on commercialism in today’s world.

aaHeadblox // Kenny Scharf // oil on canvas // 2016 // 96 x 120 in


Viva El Robot Infinitum // Kenny Scharf // 2017 // 70 x 90 in


 #1 // Kenny Scharf // oil and mixed media on found television // 2016 // 22 x 30 x 13 in


 I Heart You // Kenny Scharf // mixed media assemblage // 2016 // 23 x 24 x 8 in

Kosmic Krylon Garage

img_6782Kosmic Krylon Garage // Kenny Scharf // 2004

When trying to find parking at a museum, normally you don’t look for art in its parking garage. But at the Pasadena Museum of California Art, Kenny Scharf has created whimsical spray painted murals in its parking structure. Bright green, purple and blue futuristic looking characters sprawl across the walls encouraging you to park next to something that catches your eye.

img_6779Kosmic Krylon Garage // Kenny Scharf // 2004


Kosmic Krylon Garage // Kenny Scharf // 2004


Kosmic Krylon Garage // Kenny Scharf // 2004


Kosmic Krylon Garage // Kenny Scharf // 2004