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    Sale 5417

    Post-War & Contemporary Art

    2 April 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 720

    Kenny Scharf (b. 1958)


    Price Realised  


    Kenny Scharf (b. 1958)
    signed and dated 'Kenny Scharf, 1994' (on the reverse)
    oil on canvas
    42 x 61 3/8in. (106.7 x 155.9cm.)
    Painted in 1994

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    Cotthem Gallery, Belgium/Spain.

    Pre-Lot Text

    ...it's really not pop art, It's the way we are.
    KH:Pop life.
    KS: Pop life. So that's what I was talking about when I used to write and talk about pop surrealism. So I think what that means is that pop is part of the unconscious. All the symbols and TV overload, you know the Jetsons, the Flintstones, the Munsters all that stuff, is injected inside. So sometimes I'll dream at night with pop symbols, something from my past imbedded into my unconscious.

    Kenny Scharf, A talk with Keith Haring, Flash Art, January 1985.