Wednesday, March 11, 2009

I love NY

Outside of the Armory show they had some "live action" spray paintings by the artist Kenny Scharf. I particularly liked this one. Kenny Scharf is an American painter who uses a lot of pop culture in his works. According to Wikipedia: Scharf was a key figure in the East Village art scene of the 1980s, before seeing his work embraced by museums, such as the Whitney, which selected him for the 1985 Whitney Biennial. He did the album covers of The B-52s in the mid-80s. In 1995 Scharf designed a room at the Tunnel nightclub in New York. I tried to wait until no one was in front of the painting to take a photo, but to no avail.


6 comments:

DaveM said...

Looks good. I like well done graffitti type art.

Olivier said...

SUPERBE poster, j'adore. Une belle d├ęclaration d'amour pour NYC et originale. C'├ętait vraiment une superbe exposition
SUPERB poster, I love. A nice statement of love for NYC and original. It was really a superb exhibition

Babzy said...

Simple and joyful , the message is clear ! But who doen't love NY ?

the_plainsman said...

Besides recording Scharf's work, you also preserved a typical NYC tableau: street smokers and a woman, perhaps looking for her ride, all too self-absorbed, ignoring the happy display behind them!

the_plainsman said...

Had to look again. Yes, that "Y" could also be a letter "J" !

Blue Wave 707 said...

Nice interpretation of a classic design! Cool shot, Lori!